What’s a wedding without a bit of drama! In its June line of family comedies, HBO Max has brought the wedding of the season father of the bride. The Rom-Com 2022 is an adaptation of the 1949 novel of the same name by the American writer Edward Streeter. Prior to today’s release, the comedy-drama has been adapted for the big screen twice, the most popular and most recent being the 1991 version starring Steve Martin, Diana Keaton, Martin Kurzand Kimberly Williams among other.
The current father of the bride has a Cuban-American family, with Andy Garcia as the relevant “father” and Gloria Estefan as the mother of the bride, thus taking a different cultural twist on the classic. The plot is pretty much identical to the original story as well as the earlier films, except that it is set in the present and in time, which is reflected in the characters or their life situations. Directs the family comedy and drama Gaz Alasrakiknown for previously writing, directing and producing the Mexican comedy series, Club de Cuervos. Next to Garcia and Estefan, father of the bride also stars Adria Arjona, Diego Boneta, Isabela Mercedes, Enrique Murciano, Macarena Achaga, Ana Fabregaand Chloe Feinman in different roles.
Get ready for a summer wedding full of fun and drama. Wondering where and how to see it? Here’s our quick and handy guide with all the details on how to spectate father of the bride.
Does the father of the bride stream online?
An original from Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max, father of the bride was approved for Streaming on HBO Max on and starting Thursday 16 June 2022. In Australia, the film is available on the Binge streaming service.
Is the bride’s father going to the cinema?
Although it would have been fun to see this film on the big screen, father of the bride will not receive a theatrical release and will only be available for digital viewing.
When is Father of the Bride coming out on DVD or VOD?
So far there is no official update or news from Warner Bros. about the VOD release of father of the bride. Most likely there could be a Blu-Ray or DVD release later, but we’ll have to wait for the update. In most cases, a new movie’s DVDs and Blu-rays come out a few months after the movie’s release. But this is a streaming movie so it could be a different timeline. In this section you will find the latest updates on the DVD/VOD release of father of the bride.
Can You Watch Father Of The Bride Without HBO Max?
The short and simple answer is no. father of the bride is an HBO Max original, so it will only be available to stream on that specific platform. With a subscription, you can access HBO Max content anytime. There are two HBO Max membership plans to choose from. There is a basic version that costs $9.99 per month and includes ads. The premium plan costs $14.99 per month and is ad-free. However, if you already have HBO on your cable service, you can get HBO Max at no additional cost.
HBO Max is also offering a 7-day free trial of the streaming network through Hulu. So if you have a Hulu subscription or are planning to get one, you can try the HBO Max trial and watch the movie. Otherwise, HBO Max is also accessible via Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, gaming consoles like PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S and all smart devices.
As you’d expect from a movie like this, the trailer is upbeat, colorful, and very family-oriented. Andy Garcia as Billy, the bride’s titular father, seems surprised when his daughter Sofia (Arjona) visits him and tells him that she proposed to Adan (Boneta) and is now engaged to him. The initial confusion and disapproval gives way to more chaos when the girl’s family is introduced to an over-the-top, eccentric wedding planner. If you’ve seen the 1991 adaptation, you’ll surely associate this character with Martin Short’s Franck Eggelhoffer.
There are also a few emotional angles thrown in here and there like most family movies do. One of those standout moments is the strained relationship between Billy and Ingrid (Estefan), which they try to hide from their daughter so as not to spoil their big day. But as the story progresses, it’s possible (or as the trailer suggests) that the parents will also learn to mend their relationship. Overall, the trailer promises that father of the bride would be a fun and simple watch and perfect for a movie weekend.
What is “Father of the Bride” about?
Edward Streeter’s original novel describes the universal experience every father goes through when his child(ren), particularly a daughter, is about to be married. It explains how they cope with growing up and being different with new ideas and ways of life that are far removed from the traditions to which the father is accustomed.
The film explores the same theme and its essence is in the name. It’s about being the father of a bride-to-be. father of the bride is what it’s meant to be – an emotional journey of a father about to walk his daughter down the aisle, but presented in the most humorous and dramatic way. It’s about how every bride’s father is protective of their little girl, thinking that they know their daughter like no other and that they want the best for their child. The film is also about how a father learns to adapt to the changing norms of society, evolving times and his child’s personality as he grows up.
father of the bride explores the universal theme of the parent-child relationship, the generation gap, and how parents learn to let go of conventions for their children. Although this is a new twist on an old story, the heart of the story remains the same. And that’s what you should take away from the film.