Father of the Bride: #2 in Romance Hall of Fame Wedding Movies Category

Every girl dreams of her father giving her away on her wedding day, but for at least one over-protective Poppa, this dream is a bit of a nightmare. When George Banks (played by Steve Martin) discovers that his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams- Paisley) is planning to say “I do,” the doting Dad has to learn that a walk down the aisle doesn’t mean that his little girl is walking out of his life.

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I’ve loved this movie since I was a little girl. I really loved the main song in the movie and actually sang it on the way the church when I got married.– Angela

I love the relationship between the daughter and Dad.– Amy

It’s fun!– David

This was the best movie! I love all the characters, the plot, how touching it is from the Dad’s point of view.– Sharon


Steve Martin— From his days singing ditties about King Tut to tour de force triumphs in The Jerk, Roxanne, The Pink Panther and Shop Girl, this comedic star has been making ’em laugh for close to half a century. Years after playing the father of the bride in this 1991 remake, the funnyman tackled the role of groom in real life, marrying Anne Stringfield in 2007.

Diane Keaton— Although she has chosen not to tie the knot, this silver screen stunner counts Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Woody Allen among her past loves. Honored with Oscar nominations four times in the past four decades, the actress won the coveted award in 1978 for her role in Annie Hall.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley— Stepping into the role made famous in the ’50’s by the world’s most beautiful woman proved to be a successful move both professionally as well as personally for this performer, who caught the eye of her future husband, country crooner Brad Paisley, when be bought a ticket to see the 1991 maritally-minded movie. Following her role as bride-to-be Annie Banks, the actress would settle in for a long stint on the small screen in the ABC comedy According to Jim.

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