The cult classic, Father of the Bride, is having a reunion on Friday on Netflix. Where else? There’s more to it, so keep reading. And that’s just one day away, on the 25. September, so cancel your plans, because you need this!
Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Martin Short will be back, but what no one told us is whether this is a one-off or testing the waters for a longer project. Who knows? But here’s all we do know, and it starts with where to watch it.
Set your alarms
You can see the Father of the Bride reunion from 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. EST on Friday, Sept. 25, on Netflix, YouTube, and Facebook.
This project’s official name is Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), and it’s directed by Nancy Meyers, who also co-wrote the first two films.
Can you believe that the original movie came out 25 years ago? Makes you feel old, I get it, but that’s okay.
Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) plot
There’s not much to tell from a poorly done trailer. George (played, of course, by Steve Martin) receives an invitation to a family video call for Sept. 25, as well as emails from kids Annie Banks MacKenzie and Matty Banks, son-in-law Brian MacKenzie, and eccentric wedding coordinator Franck Eggelhoffer.
But, it centers on the historic mess we live in, called 2020, and it’s not just another reunion since the earnings go to World Center Kitchen.
So, just like George, all you have to do is accept your invite to watch the show, and soon you’ll feel over 20 years younger because that’s the beauty of this movie. It takes you back to the good old days when you weren’t even thinking about marriage, but you loved teasing your parents about their undying love for George.
Father of the Bride wouldn’t work today
The movie aged, some would say horribly. And yet again, we seem to forget that it’s just a sweet story about devoted parents and their oldest baby leaving the nest.
Still, George would be called creepy and worse in today’s climate, and the movie would not be a hit. Well, it wouldn’t get to that because no one would dare to make it.
The original’s sweetness was father’s love goals, even if that meant going overboard and acting like a lunatic.
And the second part pretty much left so much open for the upcoming sequels, which never materialized. Until now.
Zoom specials are huge at the moment
Due to the pandemic, Hollywood stars found ways to stay active by holding the Zoom meetings and reading some of the most memorable scenes.
We saw The Princess Bride, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and X-Men, so what’s so different about Father of the Bride? Well, it’s hosted by Netflix, so it has to be a bit more than just another meeting of the cast.
If your hopes are high, you might get disappointed, but hey, even in the world before Covid-19, we got used to being let down by sequels. So, let’s give this reunion a fair chance to dazzle us!
We need the laughter, the tears, and a way to remind ourselves that life will be normal-ish again!