What’s a wedding without a little drama! In its June family comedy lineup, HBO Max released the season’s wedding with father of the bride. The 2022 romantic comedy is an adaptation of the 1949 novel of the same name by American novelist Edward Streeter. Prior to this current release, the comedy-drama has been adapted for the big screen twice, the most popular and recent being the 1991 version starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin runsand Kimberly Williams among others.

The stream father of the bride features a Cuban-American family, with Andy Garcia as the “father” in question, and Gloria Estefan as mother of the bride, thus taking a different cultural twist from the classic. The plot is much the same as the original story, as well as that of the previous films, except that it takes place in the present day, which is reflected in the characters or their life situations. The family comedy-drama is directed by Alazraki gaswho is known for writing, directing and producing the Mexican comedy series, Cuervos Club. Besides Garcia and Estefan, father of the bride also stars Adria Arjona, Diego Boneta, Isabelle Merced, Enrique Murciano, Macarena Achaga, Ana Fabregaand Chloe Fineman in various roles.

Get ready for a summer wedding with lots of fun and drama. Wondering 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.

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Is Father of the Bride streaming online?

A Warner Bros original. Pictures and HBO Max, father of the bride was released for stream on HBO Max on and from Thursday, June 16, 2022. In Australia, the film is available on the Binge streaming service.

Is the father of the bride in the cinema?

While it would have been fun to watch this movie on the big screen, father of the bride did not get a theatrical release and was only available for digital viewing.

When will Father of the Bride arrive on DVD or VOD?

So far, there is no official update or news from Warner Bros. regarding the VOD release of father of the bride. There could 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 a new movie are released a few months after the movie is released. But this is a streaming movie, so it might be on a different timeline. Watch this space for the latest updates on the DVD/VOD release of father of the bride.


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Can you watch Father of the Bride without HBO Max?

The short and simple answer is no. father of the bride is an HBO Max Original, so it will only be available to stream on that particular platform. You can still access HBO Max content with a subscription. You can choose from two membership plans for HBO Max. There’s 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 additional cost.

HBO Max also offers a 7-day free trial of the streaming network through Hulu. So if you have a Hulu subscription or plan to get one, you can try the HBO Max trial and watch the movie. Otherwise, HBO Max is also accessible through Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, game consoles like 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-friendly. Andy Garcia as Billy, the titular father of the bride, seems to have been taken by surprise when his daughter Sofia (Arjona) visits and tells him she proposed and is now engaged to Adan (Boneta). The initial confusion and disapproval give way to more chaos as an eccentric and eccentric wedding planner is introduced to the girl’s family. If you’ve seen the 1991 adaptation, you’ll probably associate this character with Martin Short’s Franck Eggelhoffer.

There are also a few emotional angles here and there, as most family films do. One of those moments that stands out is the strained relationship between Billy and Ingrid (Estefan) that they try to hide from their daughter, lest it ruin her big day. But as the story progresses, it’s possible (or as the trailer hints) that the parents will also learn to mend their relationship. Overall, the trailer promises that father of the bride would be a fun and easy watch, and perfect for a weekend movie.


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What is the father of the bride talking about?

Edward Streeter’s original novel details the universal experience that every father goes through when his child or children, especially a daughter, are about to be married. He explains how they accept to grow up and become a different person with new ideas and new ways of life, which are far from the traditions the father is used to.

The film explores the same theme and its essence is in the name. It’s about being the father of a future bride. father of the bride is what it’s meant to be – an emotional journey of a father who is about to walk his daughter down the aisle, but presented in the most humorous and dramatic way. It’s about how every bride’s father protects his little girl and thinks he knows his daughter like no one else and what he wants is best for his child. The film also tells how a father learns to adapt to changing societal norms, changing times, and the personality of his child as he grows up.


father of the bride explores the universal theme of the parent-child relationship, the generation gap, and how parents learn to let go of convention for their children. Although this is a new twist on an old tale, the heart of the story remains unchanged. And that’s exactly what you should hope to get out of the film.