If you grew up watching and re-watching the antics of Steve Martin as he married off his daughter in the OG Father of the Bride, you’ll love HBO Max’s newest take on the franchise. That’s right, a re-imagined FOB is here!
Set in Miami, the new film revisits the special relationship between a dad and his daughter. Andy García and Gloria Estefan star as Sophie’s parents, Billy and Ingrid, who don’t exactly have a great marriage at the moment. When their daughter announces her engagement (and points out that she proposed), mom and dad make the decision not to announce their divorce until after the wedding.
Poor Billy has to adjust rather quickly to his daughter growing up, especially when she announces the couple wants to pay for their own wedding and ditch Catholic tradition, which means no officiating priest.
There are plenty of differences between the ’90s film and this version, which follows a wealthy Cuban-American family and the Mexican-American family they’re about to marry into. Andy García tells Entertainment Weekly, “There was both an honor and an obligation to deliver a story that’s within the Latin cultures, in this case, the Cuban and the Mexican, trying to relate to one another. There’s an obligation to do it right, represent it without stereotypes, in a way that, although it’s culturally specific, its themes are universal.”
Amid the manic planning of updated wedding planner Chloe Fineman (we have to admit, we really miss Franck), all hope for Billy and Ingrid is not lost. The trailer gives a few sneak peeks (i.e., Ingrid sporting her old wedding gown and Billy looking mighty sweet) indicating that the couple’s rocky marriage may finally be smoothing out.
Tune in to HBO Max, the exclusive streaming platform for Father of the Bride.