Father of the Bride Part II

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Father of the Bride Part II
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Directed by Charles Shyer
Produced by Nancy Meyers
Written by Albert Hackett
Frances Goodrich (screenplay - Father's Little Dividend)
Nancy Meyers
Charles Shyer (screenplay)
Starring Steve Martin
Diane Keaton
Martin Short
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Elliot Davis
William A. Fraker
Edited by Adam Bernardi
Stephen A. Rotter
Distributed by Touchstone Pictures
Release dates
  • December 8, 1995 (1995-12-08)
Running time
106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $30 million
Box office $76.6 million

Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. It is a sequel to Father of the Bride and a loose remake of the 1951 film Father's Little Dividend, the sequel to the original Father of the Bride film released in 1950.


George Banks must accept the reality of what his daughter's ascension from daughter to wife, and now, to mother means when placed into perspective against his own stage of life. As the comfortable family unit starts to unravel in his mind, a rapid progression into mid-life crisis is in his future. His journey to regain his youth acts as a catalyst for a kind of "rebirth" of his attitude on life when he and his wife, Nina, find how their lives are about to change as well after she unexpectedly becomes pregnant. He must now contend not only with his new status as a grandfather, but to also begin again as a new parent just as he was preparing for retirement and an empty nest for him and Nina.



The film received a mixed critical response from fans and critics alike, and currently holds a 50% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1][2][3][4]

Box Office[edit]

The film debuted at No. 2.[5]


Alan Silvestri returned to score the music for the film. The officially released soundtrack album contains the following 15 tracks:

  1. Give Me The Simple Life (by Steve Tyrell)
  2. Annie Returns
  3. Here Comes the Judge (Judge Tinkleberry's Theme)
  4. The Way You Look Tonight (by Steve Tyrell)
  5. Drivin' Me Crazy
  6. You Gotta Be Kiddin' Me
  7. When The Saints Go Marching In (by Fats Domino)
  8. Summer Montage
  9. George Walks
  10. Remembering Annie (Squirrel Montage) (by Ralph Waldman)
  11. Ain't Nobody Cheatin'
  12. Rush Down Corridor
  13. George Tells a Story About Divorce
  14. On the Sunny Side of the Street (by Steve Tyrell)
  15. End Credit Suite


In 1996, Meyers confirmed that Shyer and her were planning a third installment in the Father of the Bride series, which would "have their characters confronting serious problems in their relationship – but ending up with a stronger bond than ever".[6] At this time, a sequel failed to materialize however.[6] In 2014, rumors about a gay marriage themed Father of the Bride 3, again directed by Shyer, emerged, which was said to focus on a now 29-year-old Matty Banks after he announces his engagement to the son of a US Navy Seal.[7] Steve Martin quelled the rumors with a tweet on Twitter in which he confirmed that he had neither seen a script nor been offered the role.[7]


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