Father of the Bride (1991) Poster

George Newbern: Bryan MacKenzie



  • George : Annie, it's a little nippy out, you might want to put on a sweater.

    Annie : Dad, it's okay, I'm kinda warm.

    George : Still, there's a chill in the air and you've been on a plane.

    Annie : Dad, I'm fine.

    Bryan : Annie, it is kinda cold out.

    Annie : It is?

    Bryan : Yeah.

    Annie : All right, thanks, I'll get my jacket.

  • George : [voice-over]  I thought maybe I should help smooth things over. So I took Bryan out for a drink. Thought we could have a talk, man-to-man. But as I sat there and listened to his side of the story... I realized this was a golden opportunity. If I ever wanted to get rid of Bryan MacKenzie, this was my chance.

    Bryan : You know those banana shakes she likes to make, right? Well, that's why I thought she'd like a blender. I guess I can see her point. I mean, a blender does suggest a certain... reference to sexual politics, but... I swear, it never entered my consciousness at the time.

    George : I believe you.

    Bryan : You do? Would you tell Annie that for me, Dad?

    George : [voice-over]  This was where I was gonna lower the boom. But instead, I looked into his weepy eyes and found my self saying:

    George : Sure, I'll tell her.

    Bryan : Oh, good! 'Cause I know whatever you say she'll believe.

    George : [voice-over]  Not only was I not getting rid of the kid... I now found myself talking him into staying.

    George : You know, Bryan, Annie's a very passionate person. And passionate people tend to overreact at time. Annie comes from a long line of major overreactors. Me. I can definitely lose it. My mother. A nut. My grandfather. Stories about him were legendary. The good news, however, is that this overreacting... tends to get proportionately less by generation. So, your kids could be normal.

    George : [voice-over]  As if that wasn't enough, I went on.

    George : But on the upside, with this passion... comes great spirit and individuality... which is probably one of the reasons you love Annie.

    Bryan : That's what I love most about her.

    George : [voice-over]  That's when it hit me like a Mack truck. Annie was just like me, and Bryan was just like Nina. They were a perfect match.

  • Bryan : I just wanna say that I'm an upstanding citizen. I've never been engaged before. I've never really been in love before. And I think Annie's the greatest person I've ever met. And I can't wait to marry her and one day have children, and grand children. And I'm going to do my best to be supportive of her dreams. She's a very gifted architect. I'm just thrilled that I met her. I love your daughter. The feelings I have for her are never gonna change. I'm here to stay.

  • Annie : Listen, I'm going to take Bryan for a drive and show him around.

    Nina Banks : Okay, honey. Good.

    George : Annie, it's a little nippy out. You might want to put on a sweater.

    Annie : No, Dad, it's okay. I'm kind of warm.

    George : There's a chill in the air, and you've been on a plane.

    Annie : Dad, I'm fine.

    Bryan : Annie, it is kind of cold out.

    Annie : It is?

    George : Yeah.

    Annie : Alright. Thanks. I'll get my jacket.

    George : [in voiceover]  Right then, I realized my day had passed. She'll always love me, of course, but not in the same way. I was no longer the man in my little girl's life. I was like an old shoe, the kind we manufacture and get all excited about and then, after a few years, discontinue. That was me now: Mr. Discontinued.

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