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The Wedding Singer (1998)

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Robbie, the singer and Julia, the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

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Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners. Written by Anonymous

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Before the internet, Before cell phones, Before roller-blades, There was a time... 1985. Don't pretend you don't remember. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and language | See all certifications »

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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 1,470,812 (Germany) (26 June 1998)

Gross:

£9,241,078 (UK) (18 September 1998)
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Trivia

Although Steve Buscemi' and Jon Lovitz''s appearances in the film are uncredited, at the soundtrack section on the end credits the songs "True" and "Ladies Night" are marked as "Performed by Steve Buscemi" and "Performed by Jon Lovitz" respectively. See more »

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When the party is trying out the cake for Julia's wedding, Robbie still has two cake pieces in the plate, but when he gives cake to the yellow teeth lady, he has none left in it. See more »

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[first lines]
Robbie: All right, everybody out on the dance floor! No exceptions! Look at all the happy couples!
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Money (That's What I Want)
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Performed by The Flying Lizards (as Flying Lizards)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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a break from the 'yuck of the world'
1 December 2004 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

I think that 'the wedding singer' is a simple, feelgood movie, which doesn't try to be anything else.

Like Jim Carey, who took many goes to strike the right balance, Adam Sandler is a far better comedian when he stops trying and realize he is far funnier being himself rather than over-the top characters (like the awful 'Billy Madison')and allows his supporting cast to be goofy.

My 10 year old son is a huge fan of all the SNL (90s)crew and their movies, and loved this even more than '50 first dates'. The wedding singer appeals to the those waiting to feel that way about someone and those of us who feel that way right now about someone.

The 'knockers' of this flick would be those that can only relate to the dumped 'Robbie Hart', or have no heart at all!

So if you can relate to loving and being loved (by anyone!), this film will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Great to watch with the whole family!!

Just had to add...being a teenager in the 80's probably helped my endearment to this movie.


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