Film’s Ability to Transcend Time: This movie is firmly placed in its time period, because pretty much anything that happened in the early ‘90s is sort of stuck there. That said, it’s not unwatchable now. The depiction of a family bending and reshaping itself as time and roles change, and the growing pains associated with that, is still pretty accurate. But, the idea of Dad paying for everything at a wedding is sort of shocking, as was, to me at least, how involved the family was in their daughter’s wedding plans (this stressed me out a bit!). Annie was living at home until she walked down the aisle (this stressed me out, too!). But, there were indications of progressive and evolving views: In the beginning of the movie, George tells Annie, “I thought you didn’t believe in marriage. I thought you wanted to be your own person.” She says, “I’m not going to lose my identity.” She can have love and herself, too. Yay for that.