Father of the Bride

Movie review by Randy White, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Steve Martin's sweet-natured wedding weepy.

PG 1991 105 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 12+

Great film!-Just wish this site didn’t drop the ball with the adult content.

Enjoyed this movie when I was a kid and was excited to share it with my own kids. Didn’t remember anything wrong with it, so as is our custom, we checked CommonSenseMedia first. When we saw the rating and that there were “no sex or language issues present”, we sat the family down for a movie night. Obviously we were surprised when a couple mature jokes/lines were spoken (“don’t forget to fasten your condom... er, uh, seatbelt!” and “don’t you remember all the rooms we did it in in my parents’ house?!”). Really wish there was a warning when we checked CommonSenseMedia.org before watching with our kids.
19 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Steve Martin is absolutely hilarious as the over-anxious dad; I'd go 12 and up on this one.

CSM's review missed the fact that there are several sexual references: the parents talk about how 'we did it in every room of your parent's house when we were younger', there's a condom gag reference, and two scenes of deep kissing to be aware of.
4 people found this helpful.

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