What’s a wedding without a little drama! In its June family comedy lineup, HBO Max has brought this season’s wedding to Father of the Bride. Rom-com 2022 is an adaptation of 1949 novel of the same name by American novelist Edward Streeter. Prior to the current version, skits have been adapted to the big screen twice, the most popular and the most recent being the 1991 version with Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Shortand Kimberley Williams among others.
Now Father of the Bride featuring a Cuban-American family, with Andy Garcia as the intended “father”, and Gloria Estefan as the mother of the bride, so take a different cultural touch on the classics. The plot is almost the same as the original story, as well as the previous films, except that it is set in the present and age, which reflects the characters or their life situations. This family comedy drama film directed by Gaza Alazrakipreviously known for writing, directing, and producing Mexican comedy series, Club de Cuervos. Apart from Garcia and Estefan, Father of the Bride also a star Adria Arjona, Diego Boneta, Isabela Mercedes, Enrique Murciano, Macarena Achaga, Ana Fabregaand Chloe Fineman in various roles.
Get ready for a summer wedding with lots of fun and drama. Curious where and how to watch it? Here’s our quick and handy guide with all the details on how you can watch Father of the Bride.
Is the Father of the Bride Streaming Online?
A Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max original, Father of the Bride has been released for streaming on HBO Max on and starting Thursday, 16 June 2022. In Australia, the film is available on streaming service Binge.
Is the Bride’s Father in the Cinema?
While it would be nice to watch this film on the big screen, Father of the Bride did not get a theatrical release and was only available for digital viewing.
When Will the Bride’s Father Arrive on DVD or VOD?
So far, there has been no official update or news from Warner Bros regarding the release of VOD from Father of the Bride. There will most likely be a Blu-Ray or DVD release later, but we’ll have to wait for the update. In most cases, DVDs and Blu-Rays of new films come out months after the films are released. But this is a streaming movie so maybe the timeline is different. Watch this space for the latest updates on DVD/VOD releases from Father of the Bride.
Can You Watch The Bride’s Father Without HBO Max?
The short and simple answer is, no. Father of the Bride is an HBO Max native, so it will only be available to stream on this particular platform. You can always access HBO Max content with a subscription. There are two membership plans for HBO Max that you can choose from. There is a basic one that costs $9.99 per month and has ads. The premium plan costs $14.99 per month and is ad-free. However, if you already have HBO on your cable service, you can get HBO Max at no extra cost.
HBO Max also offers a 7-day free trial of the streaming network through Hulu. So, if you have a Hulu subscription or are planning to get one, you can try HBO Max’s trial and watch the movie. In addition, HBO Max can also be accessed through Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, game consoles such as PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, and all smart devices.
As you’d expect from a film like this, the trailer is upbeat, colorful, and very family-oriented. Andy Garcia as Billy, the bride’s titular father, seems surprised when his daughter Sofia (Arjona) visits and tells him that she proposed and is now engaged to Adan (Boneta). Initial confusion and disapproval gives way to more chaos when an over-the-top, eccentric wedding planner is introduced to the girl’s family. If you’ve seen the 1991 adaptation, then you’re bound to associate this character with Martin Short’s Franck Eggelhoffer.
There are also some emotional angles thrown in here and there as most family films do. One of the standout moments is the strained relationship between Billy and Ingrid (Estefan) which they try to hide from their daughter, lest it hinder her big day. But as the story progresses, it’s possible (or as the trailer suggests) that parents will also learn to mend their relationship. Overall, the trailer promises that Father of the Bride would make for a fun and easy viewing, and perfect for watching movies on the weekends.
What is the Father of the Bride About?
The original novel by Edward Streeter details the universal experience that every father goes through when their child/children especially a daughter is about to get married. It explains how they deal with their growth and become different people with new ideas and ways of living, which are far from the usual traditions of their father.
This film explores the same theme and its essence lies in the name. It has to do with being the father of the bride-to-be. Father of the Bride is what it is meant to be – an emotional journey of a father that will walk his daughter down the aisle, but presented in the cutest and most dramatic way possible. It’s about how every bride’s father protects their little girl and thinks they know their daughter is like no other and what they want is the best for their child. The film is also about how a father learns to adapt to changing societal norms, evolving times, and their child’s personality as they grow up.
Father of the Bride explores universal themes of parent-child relationships, generation gaps, and how parents learn to let go of conventions for their children. Even though this is a new twist on an old story, the essence of the story remains unchanged. And that’s exactly what you should expect from this film.