Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Here Comes the Bride

Father of the Bride (1950)
Dir - Vincente Minnelli

I've seen the remake of this film, with Steve Martin, numerous times but never watched the original. The remake is pretty funny and I figured that I would find a lot of the same humor in the 50s version. Oddly this film is quite a bit "darker" in tone, if that's even the right word. There are laughs, and some direct lines reused, but this film focuses even more on the father who seems to be angrier and not as light as he's portrayed in the remake. It's a good film and touching with great performances but I think I prefer the remake in this case.

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