But let's get one thing straight: If it weren't for the fantastic lead performance by Steve Martin (and a rather hilarious supporting turn by Martin Short), Father of the Bride might have been crushed to a pulp underneath all the preciousness. I mean, the house is perfect, the daughter's perfect, the mini-Culkin lil brother is perfect ... I recommend diabetics to steer clear of this flick.
Whenever things get just a bit too fluffy, Steve Martin breaks out with something surprisingly warm or endearingly goofy. Plus there's that extended cameo by Martin Short that everybody seems to love -- cuz indecipherable accents can be pretty funny when they're delivered by a crafty comedian. And of course there's the lovely Diane Keaton in the background, contributing a minor backbone to the proceedings. Plus, wow! That Kimberly Williams was one amazingly cute kitten back in the day.
Steve Martin & Martin Short Interview Each Other is precisely what it sounds like: Two comedians chatting wittily.
An Invitation to Father of the Bride is a surface-deep look at the production of the flick. Not much here to make you slap your head in amazement, trust me.