Baby of the Bride

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  • M
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.6  (286)

Baby of the Bride is a 1991 Hallmark movie starring Rue McClanahan, Kristy McNichol, and John Wesley Shipp. The plot centers around a woman named Susan who is forty-nine years old and recently divorced. Her daughter, Carson, is getting married and Susan is thrilled to be able to plan her daughter's wedding. However, when her mother, who is in her eighties, announces that she is pregnant, Susan's world turns upside down.

The movie begins with Susan's daughter, Carson, announcing her engagement to a man named Alex. While Susan is thrilled for her daughter, she can't help but feel a little jealous that her daughter is getting married and she is newly divorced. As she begins to plan the wedding, she discovers that her mother is pregnant. This news shocks Susan and she struggles to come to terms with it.

Through flashbacks, we see Susan's relationship with her mother, who is a free spirit and unconventional. As a child, Susan often felt embarrassed by her mother's behavior and didn't understand her. However, as Susan deals with her mother's pregnancy, she begins to learn more about her mother and starts to appreciate her for who she is.

As the wedding approaches, Susan's mother becomes more and more pregnant, and Susan has to deal with the challenges of having a pregnant mother at a wedding. She worries about her mother's health and the attention she will draw away from the bride. Along with this, Susan must also deal with her ex-husband, who is trying to sabotage the wedding.

Throughout the movie, we see the relationship between Susan and Carson evolve. At first, Carson is annoyed by her mother's overbearing behavior, but as the wedding gets closer, she comes to appreciate her mother's help. Susan, in turn, learns to let go and trust her daughter to make the right decisions.

The movie explores themes of family, love, and acceptance. Susan learns to accept her mother for who she is and appreciate the love and support she has always given her. She also learns to let go of her past and embrace her future. The movie also touches on the importance of family and the special bond between a mother and daughter.

The performances in the movie are strong, particularly Rue McClanahan's portrayal of the unconventional and free-spirited grandmother. Her chemistry with Kristy McNichol's character is natural and believable. John Wesley Shipp is also great in his role as the supportive and loving fiancé.

The cinematography is beautiful and captures the essence of a traditional Southern wedding. The music is also well-done, with classic wedding songs and a few original pieces that fit the tone of the movie perfectly.

Overall, Baby of the Bride is a heartwarming and charming movie that explores the intricacies of family relationships and the importance of letting go of the past. The performances are strong, the writing is well-done, and the message is poignant. It is a great movie for anyone who loves Hallmark-style movies or just wants to watch a feel-good film.

Baby of the Bride is a 1991 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

Baby of the Bride
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    1 hr 33 min
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    5.6  (286)