‘Father of the Bride’ on HBO Max: Plot, cast, date and latest buzz around the comedy-drama film

Billy is finally coming around to the fact that his daughter’s wedding is going to happen within the ultra-rich Cuban-American family


                            ‘Father of the Bride’ on HBO Max: Plot, cast, date and latest buzz around the comedy-drama film
Andy Garcia in a still from 'Father of the Bride' (HBO Max)
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Romantic-comedy films have been a constant for many who need to refuel their need for a feel-good ending. These films with a complete package of well-written plot, compelling storyline, emotions, comedy, loads of drama, romance and the situational chaos of characters leave audiences intrigued to say at least. HBO Max is bringing forth a modern-day adaptation of ‘Father of the Bride’.

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The plot of the film revolves around Billy (Andy Garcia) and Ingrid (Gloria Estefan) who have to plan their daughter’s wedding. But unknown to their daughter, they both are secretly planning to get divorced and are only playing this charade of marriage for their daughter’s happiness. Both Billy and Ingrid agree so that their daughter’s marriage goes smoothly. With the film hitting the digital screens on HBO Max in June 2022, audiences can also watch these comedy films like ‘The Bubble’, ‘Electric Jesus’ and ‘Senior Year’ which has dramedy element to make them hooked to screens.

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The film ‘Father of the Bride’ also stars Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona, Isabela Merced, Diego Boneta, Chloe Fineman, Macarena Achaga and several others.

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When is ‘Father of the Bride’ releasing and where can you watch it?

The much-awaited film ‘Father of the Bride’ is releasing globally on June 16, 2022, at HBO Max.

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What is the plot of ‘Father of the Bride’?

Since this is a totally new and modern-day reboot based on the iconic film in 1991, the story revolves around a couple Billy (Andy Garcia) and Ingrid (Gloria Estefan) who are surprised when their daughter Sofia visits them in Miami. Sofia announces that she has a new boyfriend Adan (Diego Boneta) who is also her fiancé and plans to have a quick wedding in Mexico. 

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The official synopsis reads, “Long-marrieds Billy (Andy Garcia) and Ingrid (Gloria Estefan) are surprised when their eldest daughter Sofia (Adria Arjona) comes home to Miami for a visit. But the surprises just keep coming when she announces a new boyfriend, Adan (Diego Boneta), who is now her fiancé and their plans for a quick-turnaround wedding and a new life together in Mexico, where Adan’s family is from. Sofia’s quickfire revelations keep Billy and Ingrid from making their own disclosure – that they’re calling quits on their marriage – but both agree to delay the news and play the loving couple for the benefit of the family. Old-fashioned Billy is at first opposed to the wedding, but he is eventually swayed – as long as his opinions as father of the bride carry the most weight in all things matrimonial. A prominent architect and family man, Billy feels his hard-fought success and dedication to his heritage earn him the right to call the shots. After all his achievements, why is he suddenly seen as the bad guy? The same could also be said for Adan’s equally headstrong father, Hernan (Pedro Damián), who soon arrives with his own traditions and family pride in tow. With both iron-willed fathers vying to take charge of the festivities, it becomes a prideful game of one-upmanship, as cultures clash, generations take sides and competing traditions collide. Family relationships are tested, along with the couple at the center of it all, as the roller coaster ride of wedding planning races toward the altar. You are enthusiastically invited to the love, the food, the music and the fun of “Father of the Bride,” a modern rom-com updated from the timeless classic. This sparkling story of a family and its unbreakable bonds illustrates the surprising and funny ways the heart can adapt in the name of love”.

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Who stars in ‘Father of the Bride’?

The following star cast has been confirmed for the film.

Andy Garcia as Billy

The 66-year-old American Oscar awards nominee Andy Garcia has given some outstanding performances in many films like ‘The Untouchables’, ‘The Godfather Part III’, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ film series, ‘At Middleton’, ‘Kill The Messenger’, ‘Mamma Mia ! Here We Go Again’, ‘Book Club’, ‘The Mule’, and the list goes on. Andy Garcia is going to be seen playing the lead role of Billy in ‘Father of the Bride’ movie releasing on HBO Max.

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The film ‘Father of the Bride’ also stars Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona, Isabela Merced, Diego Boneta, Chloe Fineman, Macarena Achaga, and several others.

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Latest news about ‘Father of the Bride’ film

The movie is based on the classic novel originally written by Edward Streeter. This film is a fresh spin on the iconic novel. The film is going to present a Latinx family story without the stereotypical clichés which have been taken care of by its makers. This comedy-drama film ‘Father of the bride’ is the third official reboot within the past 72 years. The film has been shot and filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, and Miami.

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Creators

The screenplay of the film has been written by Matt Lopez. The film has been directed by Gaz Alazraki. The producers of the film are Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Paul Michael Perez. The film has been backed up by production companies Warner Bros. Pictures and Plan B Entertainment.

In an earlier interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Andy Garcia said, “There was both an honor and an obligation to deliver a story that's within the Latin cultures, in this case, the Cuban and the Mexican, trying to relate to one another. There's an obligation to do it right, represent it without stereotypes, in a way that, although it's culturally specific, its themes are universal.” While actress Gloria Estefan in an interview with ET in May said, “The warmth and the love that Latin families have for each other. The extended family, how everybody's involved, how everybody sticks our two cents where they belong or don't belong.”

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Trailer

The official trailer of the film has been released globally by the makers. You can also watch it here.


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