‘Father of the Bride’ Reboot Promises Endless Laughs

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HBO Max has finally released the trailer for its long-anticipated upcoming reboot of the comedy classic Father of the Bride - and we couldn't be more excited. Full of nods to the original, this film is everything we could have wished for. Despite being the most famous, the 1991, Steve Martin version of the film was actually a remake itself of the 1950 classic of the same name starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor. For this third time around, the story will again focus on the anxious parents of the Bride, played by Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan - but it will take place this time within a modern-day world. 

"Fathers play a big role in their daughter's life. It's a special bond that only they share. Even when she's all grown up, she's still daddy's little girl," Garcia's character Billy can be heard saying in the trailer's opening voiceover, matching the sentiment of the original. That's when Sofia (Adria Arjona) shocks her parents with the news that she is engaged to her relatively new boyfriend, Adan (Diego Boneta). Immediately taken aback by the fact that she proposed to him, Billy has no idea that this is just the beginning of the chaos.

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As Billy deals with planning and paying for the wedding of his daughter's dreams, he's simultaneously dealing with the breakdown of his own marriage and hoping they can keep their impending divorce under wraps until the big day passes. With his desperate attempts to hold on to the traditions he associates with being the father of the bride, Billy is feeling the weight of the wedding on his shoulders.

Incorporating all the themes of its predecessor, this is a modern take on a film fundamentally about parental love and the struggles of letting children go. While this is the first time the bride's parents are not happily married, one important thing remains the same - the hectic wedding planner! The role, made famous by Martin Short, will be played by SNL star Chloe Fineman. Bouncing onto the screen with her pink attire and excitable personality, she's set to be as funny as the hysterically lovable Franck. Set your calendars; this reboot isn't likely to disappoint.