After 25 years, the on-screen Father of the Bride family has reunited, with additional members, in “Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish)” that airs exclusively on Netflix’s YouTube channel and Facebook page on Friday.
The movie, a remake of the 1950 original movie of the same name, tells the story of George Banks (Steve Martin), who has to reconcile with his daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams Paisley) as she marries and graduates. Diane Keaton plays his wife Nina.
The reunion, introduced by Reese Witherspoon, was for the World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to communities affected by disasters, such as the coronavirus pandemic.
Mattie (Kiran Culkin) invited Banks’ son together for a private wedding announcement, the family got together to make a Zoom call. Alongside Martin, Keaton, Williams Paisley, and Culkin, George Newburn and Martin Short reprized their roles as Annie Brian McKenzie’s husband and prominent European wedding planner Frank Eaglehofer, respectively. All grown up, Georgie (Ben Platt) and Megan (Florence Bio), the Mackenzie kids, also appeared on the call.
Newcomers include Rachel (Alexandra Shipp), a doctor on the front lines of the pandemic and Mattie’s fiancé, and Robert De Niro, Rachel’s father, James.
Netflix sparked a reunion Wednesday morning with a short video posted on Twitter, which depicted an onscreen video of George checking his emails, which included messages about his recent mask request, digital wedding photos of Annie and a reminder of a family video call in September. .25.
As the family realizes what has happened, viewers experience an appropriate nostalgia as George assumes his overprotective parental ways, investigating the family about the cleaning rituals and the condition of the thousands of masks he sent them, and stressing the importance of cleansing everything completely. When his family assures him that he has nothing to worry about, he explains that he has never had to deal with such a difficult time – well, not since Annie’s wedding.
So, of course, when Matti announces he’s invited the family together to a surprise online wedding for Rachel, who has just finished a 24-hour shift and quarantines in a hotel room, George freezes on screen – not due to technical difficulties. Once he addresses his shock and annoyance at James for not paying for an expensive wedding, the celebrations begin.
Rachel and Matti make their vows, imitating Frank’s thick accent. As the wedding begins, Rachel is directed to find a bouquet of flowers from the minibar and her mother’s wedding ring.
The movie montage is turned on throughout the Zoom call, and during the wedding, George recounts, “We parents never see our children as adults. We look at them and we can still see the little baby they were. The memories of all those moments we shared stay with us. Not just the big memories, The ones we all have pictures of, but the little ones – especially those memories, those memories that you think you’ll forget over time and that we cherish the most. ”
Once husband and wife Mattie and Rachel are uttered, Frank’s Zoom wallpaper explodes in fireworks and the music swells in tune with the happy moment. After a toast to George, who confirms that he is happy to finally have a doctor in the family, Georgie performs “The Way You Look Tonight” to Frank Sinatra, and the celebration ends.
Throughout the special reunion period, a banner urged viewers to donate at wck.org/father.