The Quarantine Stream: ‘Father of the Bride Part III (ish)’ Is a Charming But Contrived Beacon of Light in a Weary World
Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Father of the Bride Part III (ish)
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix’s YouTube
The Pitch: This week, Netflix surprised everybody with the debut of a mini-sequel to the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride and the baby blossoming sequel that followed four years later. It’s been 25 years since we spent time with the Banks family, and if you’re wondering what the family has been up to, Father of the Bride Part II (ish) will (kind of) show you as they reunite for in a breezy virtual family meeting, including the grown up babies who were born in Father of the Bride Part II, played by two very familiar young actors. It’s quite the family affair.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Look, things are pretty bleak here in 2020, so we’ll take any kind of emotional boost we can get. And if you’re looking for a dose of joy with the cast of one of the best family comedies of all-time, writer/director Nancy Meyers has delivered it with a reunion of the original cast of Father of the Bride. That’s right, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kieran Culkin, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and George Newbern are all back, and this time it’s Matty (Culkin) taking the spotlight with a big announcement, and some special guests flesh out the two youngest members of the Banks family. Read More »