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Father of the Bride: release date, trailer, cast and everything we know about the 2022 reboot

Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia and Isabela Merced as Ingrid, Billy and Sophie at the wedding in Father fo the Bride
Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia and Isabela Merced as Ingrid, Billy and Sophie at the wedding in Father fo the Bride (Image credit: Warner Brothers)

It’s hard to believe that Father of the Bride first debuted in theatres in 1950. Back then, the original film featured Spencer Tracy and a young Elizabeth Taylor, and it was a huge success earning several Academy Award nominations. 

Then in the '90s, the movie was rebooted with famed Emmy-Award-winning comedian Steve Martin and Academy-Award-winning actress Diane Keaton. While the film didn’t garner any Oscar nominations, it was a box office success that eventually prompted the project to receive a sequel (and a Father of the Bride Part 3(ish) short film on Netflix). 

Now in 2022, the Father of the Bride returns with another facelift featuring an all-new cast. This time around, the classic story is told through the prism of a Cuban-American family led by The Godfather Coda (The Godfather Part III) actor Andy Garcia. 

Here’s everything we know about the Father of the Bride remake.  

When is the Father of the Bride release date? 

The Father of the Bride is now streaming on HBO Max in the US.  To date, a UK release date has yet to be officially announced.  

Father of the Bride runtime

Father of the Bride has a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. 

Father of the Bride rating

Father of the Bride has a US rating of PG-13 and UK rating of 12.  

Father of the Bride reviews

Father of the Bride for the most part is being well-received by critics. As of June 17, the film had a Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab) score of 77% and Metacritic (opens in new tab) score of 66. We’ve included some early reviews. 

The New York Times

Father of the Bride shows the sort of rich cultural representation that can happen when people from the cultures being represented are enlisted to tell their own stories.”

RogerEbert.com

“Garcia and Estefan and all of our feelings about weddings bring so much warmth and good humor to the movie that it calls for a 'Yes' on the RSVP.

Father of the Bride plot 

In the original Father of the Bride, the film followed a father who was trying to deal with all the preparations that go into making sure his daughter had a good wedding day. Not only did he have to cope with wedding costs and last-minute planning issues, but he also had to turn on the charm to become acquainted with his future in-laws. Although this dad found all of these things stressful, it turned out the crux of his problem boiled down to the fact he wasn’t ready to let his little girl turned grown woman go. 

The 2022 remake builds off this plot by placing it in the context of a large Cuban-American family. It will also be interesting to see how the nuances of today’s society (i.e. social media, tech and pop culture) further distinguish this reboot from the prior movies. 

Father of the Bride cast 

Diego Boneta and Andy Garcia as Adan and Billy talking in Father of the Bride

Gloria Estefan (Image credit: Warner Brothers)

As already mentioned, Father of the Bride stars Andy Garcia. He has a long history in Hollywood starring in projects like The Godfather: Part III, Ocean’s Eleven and Rebel. Garcia, who actually has a Grammy for the album ¡Ahora Si!, told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab)

"I’m very excited to join the Father of the Bride, a beloved film that has brought so much joy to so many over the years, and to represent my Cuban culture and heritage in this story. I commend Warner Bros. for their foresight and celebrate this opportunity they have created."

Joining Garcia in the project is the incomparable Gloria Estefan. The three-time Grammy winner has not only created a lasting legacy in the music industry, but she has also appeared in a number of movies and television shows such as Marley & Me, Vivo and One Day at a Time. 

Other notable cast members of Father of the Bride include Adria Arjona (Morbius), Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Diego Boneta (Terminator: Dark Fate), Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live) and Ana Fabrega.  

Father of the Bride Director 

Directing Father of the Bride is Gary "Gaz" Alazraki. While he may not have an extensive list of directing credits to his name, he is largely celebrated for writing and directing the Mexican film Nosotros los Nobles (The Noble Family).  

Is there a Father of the Bride trailer?

Looking at the Father of the Bride trailer, one thing is clear. While the premise is more or less the same, this reboot places a completely different, yet so far entertaining, spin on the classic film. 

How to watch Father of the Bride 

The Father of the Bride remake is an HBO Max Original film and must be streamed directly on the platform. Would-be viewers will need a subscription to HBO Max.

To date, there hasn’t been an official announcement as to when or where the movie will be released in the UK. 

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