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Father Of The Bride

The bittersweet struggle of hanging on while letting go is the stuff sentiment and laughs are made of as George Banks (Steve Martin) prepares to walk his daughter (Kimberly Williams) down the isle. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 19 Dec 1991
Video Release: 15 May 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

George gets caught in an awkward situation when he has to choose either to allow a misconception to continue or make an embarrassing confession. What other factors contribute to the difficulty of his decision? What does his response to this dilemma say about his character?

What is the difference between a wedding and a marriage? How do you feel about all the costly cultural traditions associated with the celebration of matrimony? Is there any correlation between the expensive of the wedding and the marriage’s chance of enduring?

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