Wedding Movie of the Week! Father of the Bride -Ultimate Wedding Comedy

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.

The Wedding Movie of the Week! Classic Hollywood Musical – Funny Face

I’ve got the 1956 theater trailer below! How exciting! Audrey Hepburn outfitted by Givenchy in a movie set in Paris already is genius. Throw in Fred Astaire, amazing dance numbers* and the George Gershwin songs, and you have classic Hollywood musical magic.

Bon voyage! As they say in the trailer, you’re going to have a marvelous time!

-Dinah

*did you know Audrey Hepburn was a trained dancer before she started acting?

The Wedding Movie of the Week: Classic Screwball Comedy- The Philadelphia Story

Why do I love The Philadelphia Story? Truly, madly, deeply love this film? When you put Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart in one movie about newspaper reporters sneaking in to a society wedding, you’ve already got an amazing thing going. Toss in a sarcastic little sister, various hidden agendas, and clever 1930s comedy repartee (perfectly timed) and the clouds part, the angels sing, and you’ll fall head over heels in love…with The Philadelphia Story.

The great wedding themed movie, The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story – a comedic gem to check out when your family is making you crazy with wedding planning!