Club Level Screening Room


Sep 07 2022

Father of the Bride (2022) (New Release)


11:30 AM | 3:00 PM | 8:00 PM

This 2022 American romantic comedy film, directed by Gaz Alazraki and written by Matt Lopez, is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Edward Streeter. The film stars Andy García, Gloria Estefan, Adria Arjona, Isabela Merced, Diego Boneta, and Chloe Fineman. It is the third filmed version of the story, after the original 1950 film and the 1991 remake.

Billy Herrera and his wife Ingrid are a Miami-based Latin American couple with two daughters, recent law school graduate Sofia and rebellious aspiring fashion designer Cora. At couples’ counseling, Ingrid tells Billy she has had enough of his workaholic attitude and stubbornness and wants a divorce; their counselor tells them to tell their daughters immediately. Ingrid wants to announce it later that day after Sofia arrives for a visit. Still, Sofia first reveals that she is engaged to be married to fellow lawyer Adan Castillo and that they want to marry in one month. Billy and Ingrid agree to keep their divorce a secret until after the wedding. Billy is hesitant about Sofia’s weddings and her desire to move to Mexico with Adan to work at a non-profit instead of remaining in the United States. The two further disagree as Billy wants a big, traditional Cuban wedding while Sofia and Adan want a smaller ceremony. Meanwhile, Sofia asks Cora to make her wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses, disgruntling their eccentric wedding planner Natalie Vance.

Adan’s wealthy father, Hernan, and the rest of his family arrive in Miami. Hernan and Billy disagree further on the cost and scale of the wedding; Hernan offends Billy by offering to pay for what Billy cannot afford. Hernan throws a lavish engagement party on his yacht instead. Hernan has also obtained a grand mansion on a Miami island and offers to hold the wedding there, causing a shouting match between him and Billy, who admits his dislike of Adan and the Castillos. Billy appeases Sofia at her dress fitting and confides the divorce to Adan at the latter’s bachelor party.

A storm warning threatens the upcoming ceremony. The families proceed to the wedding rehearsal, where Cora overhears Billy talking about the divorce to his cousin Junior and immediately breaks the news to the rest of the guests. Sofia is disgusted that her parents and Adan have been hiding it from her, but she reconciles once more with her father and agrees to push through with the wedding. That stormy night, the Herrera family spends the night together.

The next day, the weather cleared, but the storm collapsed the only bridge to the wedding venue and destroyed much of the set-up. The Herreras and Castillos pool their resources to throw the wedding last-minute at the Herrera home, with Natalie officiating. Sofia and Adan marry with Billy’s full approval, while Billy and Ingrid rekindle their romance.

Genres: Romantic Comedy

Release date: June 16th, 2022

Movie Trailer

Resource: HBO Max

Rating: PG-13

Runt Time: 1h 58m