Michael E. Grostde eFilmCritic
Father's Little Dividend is far more enjoyable than the nightmarish Father of the Bride. Much of the earlier film revolves around ugly issues of money: finding a well-to-do husband, spending vast sums on an ostentatious wedding. By contrast, Father's Little Dividend deals with human issues that are nobody's fault: the difficulties of pregnancy and having a baby, and learning to get to know a baby after it is born. It is a warm, sweet film, that shows genuinely nice - but not whitewashed - people.