The 1991 adaptation of Father of the Bride starring Steve Martin is on AFI’s top 100 comedies of all time. This does not surprise me. Steve Martin is an American comedy legend, and as longtime readers of this blog know, I adore Martin Short’s performance in the role of Franck, the wedding planner, and have posted before about the film.
I have not seen the Spencer Tracy/Elizabeth Taylor original. I suppose I should. Somehow, I’d rather just sit and watch Steve Martin masterfully portray the simultaneous confusion of losing his little girl, and being inducted into the strange world of weddings. Oh, BTW? The AFI thinks it’s funnier than “The Jerk.” I concur.