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Monday, 20 June 2022 15:20

Here comes ‘Father of the Bride’

It’s no secret that remakes have become a huge part of the Hollywood landscape. It makes sense from a studio standpoint – they make movies to make money, so why not take something with a proven track record and run it back?

But here’s the thing – while it may feel more common today, this has been a cinematic M.O. for a long time.

Take “Father of the Bride,” the new film streaming on HBO Max. This movie is a remake, yes … but it isn’t the first time. Back in 1950, “Father of the Bride” hit screens, based on the 1949 Edward Streeter novel of the same name. Then, in 1991, we got a remake of that film. And now, in 2022, well … here comes the “Father of the Bride” yet again.

This latest iteration offers a Latin twist on the tale, with the central family consisting of Cuban-Americans and the action based in and around Miami. It’s got plenty of charm, thanks largely to its engaging cast and endearing story. Granted, there’s nothing particularly new here, with the basic structure repeating from previous films, but that’s OK – there’s a comfort food vibe to the proceedings that makes for a light, lovely watch.

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