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Soundtrack review: Father of the bride II (1995)

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Just like when the first score ended, once “Father of the bride II” is done I’m left with a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

After the very nice feeling the first score left me with, I couldn’t wait to hear what Alan Sivestri composed for the sequel, “Father of the bride II”.

The music picks up right where the first one left off. “Jubilant George” is another fun and heartwarming Christmas like cue and I get very happy when I listen to it. Same with “New baby suite”. Alan Silvestri just nailed the everyday joys of life feel of the movie and transposed it once again into a wonderful score. Even the songs chose to complete the score have a feeling of Christmas to them.

I really appreciate the depth of this score. There’s nothing superficial about it. It is a warm and lovely score; Silvestri wrote it with heart and care. The piano is gentle as a blanket on a cold winter’s evening, while the orchestra is caroling its way through 25 minutes of music. Just like in the score for the first movie, Annie gets the best themes.  “Remembering Annie (basketball montage)” has a wonderful gospel like sound to it, with a male voice vocalizing wordless in the background and making me really care about what’s going on.

Just like when the first score ended, once “Father of the bride II” is done I’m left with a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. I am happy and grateful for the small joys in my life and a score like this is one of them… It tells a story that I loved listening to.

Cue rating: 73 / 100

Total minutes of excellence: 15 / 28

Album excellence: 54%

Highlights:

Jubilant George

New Baby Suite

Remembering Annie (Basketball Montage)

We’re Having A Baby

End Credit Suite

About the author

Mihnea Manduteanu

I have been listening to film music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I've written over 1000 reviews and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association).

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