The movie “Father of the Bride” has already been made twice – first with Spencer Tracy and then (shown here) with Steve Martin. So let’s try it again:
The setting this time is Florida and the time is … well, this Saturday, Nov. 12. The bride’s name is Tiffany, after the place where rich people buy glitter to impress each other. And the wedding will be at her father’s resort.
By custom, a wedding is all about the bride. This time, however, that’s problematic. For this father of the bride, it’s always all about him.
At a reception, the father’s speech or toast should be five minutes or less, filled with kind words. But that’s not his style; he likes to talk for two hours or more, mostly about himself and about people he’s mad at.
And right now, he’s mad at everyone. His wife convinced him to endorse a TV doctor for senator in Pennsylvania, despite the fact that the guy isn’t from Pennsylvania and doesn’t know much about government or politics.
The dad is still fuming about that … despite the fact the he had several worse endorsements, including a football player whose weaknesses include politics, government, words and ideas. Now everyone is mad at him; this could be the longest toast in history.
OK, one thing more: There’s a hurricane heading toward Florida.
This will be a good movie. I’m not sure who to cast, but I’m thinking about Alec Baldwin.