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"FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II"
(1995) (Steve Martin, Diane Keaton) (PG)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Mild None Minor Minor *Minor
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Minor None Minor None *Minor
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Minor Minor Minor Minor None


QUICK TAKE:
A man must deal with the simultaneous pregnancies of his wife and daughter.
PLOT:
In this innocent sequel to the original "Father of the Bride," George Banks (STEVE MARTIN) finds his married daughter, Annie MacKenzie (KIMBERLY WILLIAMS), pregnant. Sensing a midlife crisis and pending grandfatherdom, George tries to act like a young man and during a one night of passion, impregnates his wife Nina (DIANE KEATON). Suddenly George finds himself surrounded by a pregnant wife and daughter and the return of Franck (MARTIN SHORT), the Euro consultant who now serves as wedding shower and baby room coordinator.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Maybe. If they liked the original or are fans of Martin's they'll want to see it. Otherwise, it's doubtful.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG
For some mild language and thematic elements.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • There isn't a bad role model in the bunch (including STEVE MARTIN, DIANE KEATON, or KIMBERLY WILLIAMS). There's a little bit of alcohol consumed and the above-mentioned love making is between a married couple. The only other thing is George's self doubts as to whether he's too old to have kids, but this will probably not affect any children watching the movie.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • The in-laws are seen drinking wine and a mixed drink.
  • George has a daydream where he sees his son-in-law as a playboy drinking a martini.
  • George pours Nina and himself glasses of wine.
  • The Banks and the in-laws drink champagne with dinner.
  • Franck gives George non-FDA approved sleeping pills (because he hasn't slept for several days) and George takes two of them which knock him out cold.
  • BLOOD/ GORE
  • None.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • George hastily agrees to sell their house (and Nina's favorite dishes) without asking her.
  • FRIGHTENING/TENSE SCENES
  • George and Nina stay at the in-laws home and take care of their two Dobermans. They don't like George and bark, growl, and bare their teeth when he approaches. Kids who are afraid of dogs will be scared by them. Otherwise, the scene is not tense or scary.
  • A wrecking ball crew almost destroys the Banks' home and it plays out as a minor tense scene.
  • Some kids might be disturbed by the screaming in labor pains of pregnancy.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • No guns are seen or used. Just the following occurs:
  • When George's son-in-law pats him on the shoulder and says "You son of a gun" (in response to hearing that George and Nina are also expecting), George says, "Son of a gun? I wish I had a gun." (It's not explained what he means by that, but he doesn't act angry when saying it).
  • Franck pulls away from some punk rockers stating that he doesn't want to die in a drive by shooting.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • A little boy is seen knocking a food tray out of his father's hands and then running away.
  • Franck drives the family to the hospital at high speeds and ignores stop signs on the way.
  • Phrases: "Jerk," "Loser," and "Bitchin'."
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • Just some minor chords when a wrecking ball comes very close to destroying the Banks' home.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • Just the following words are uttered (for those who find religious phrases used as exclamations bothersome):
  • 8 uses of "Oh God," and one each of "God," "Swear to God," and "God knows" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Nina holds up a skimpy black piece of lingerie that George has bought for her.
  • It's implied that George and Nina make love on the kitchen floor (but nothing at all is seen) and the term "make love" is uttered twice (as in "...can't a husband make love to his wife?").
  • Nina, worried that George is going through a mid-life crisis, asks him if he's going to replace her with a nineteen-year-old. He says no way.
  • SMOKING
  • George has a daydream where he sees his son-in-law as a playboy smoking a thin cigar.
  • The man who buys their house smokes a cigarette.
  • Some punk rockers are seen smoking.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • The families discuss and disagree over what the grandson's last name should be.
  • There is some tension between George and Nina when she doesn't think he's being supportive enough about their pregnancy and she won't let him stay with her.
  • Annie shows up and tells George that she and her husband had a fight (but he soon appears and they make up).
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Pregnancy.
  • What a prostate screening exam is. There's a scene in the hospital where George is accidentally confused for the next patient and comes running out of the exam room saying, "Excuse me! Do I know you?"
  • VIOLENCE
  • None.



  • Reviewed July 7, 1996

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