Father’s Little Dividend (1951).

fatherdividend4Stanley and his wife Ellie have to come to terms with the news that their daughter Kay is pregnant.

The sequel to Father of the Bride (1950) this movie tells of all the excitement when Kay announces she is going to have a baby, and all the associated feelings from both sides which culminate from it.

A sweet enough movie, while not particularly intelligent it also forces the characters to remain in their cookie-cutter boxes in which the first film placed them in. It’s also an interesting film to watch from a generational perspective as well, with the family attitudes displayed as the story progresses – Kay and Buckley moving into a house on a new development, and Kay’s scolding of her child later on being two examples.

While not particularly intelligent, it is a diverting look at 1950s suburban family politics.

MY RATING: ** / *****


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