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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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He's gonna party like it's 1985. 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

The character of George was based on Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club. He sings "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" later in the film. See more »

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The dumpster changes colors from blue (before Robbie is in it) to black to red while Robbie is 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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Not the typical Sandler movie
30 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Wedding Singer and Punch Drunk Love standout from typical Sandler movies is two important ways. 1) The humor is subtler in these movies, and Sandler is much more subdued. 2) Critics actually like these two movies.

The Wedding Singer is a pretty average romantic story that wins because of funny performances and the ever elusive "chemistry" between Sandler and Barrymore. This was the first movie that taught me what romantic chemistry was. While you're watching it you not only want the characters Robbie and Julia to get together, but you want Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore to get together. The chemistry is that strong. A reason people, especially guys, don't like romance movies is because often the love between the leads seem contrived and forced. Thankfully, the Wedding Singer steers clear from that, and actually allows you to have an emotional stake in the characters.

Sadly, the movie is slightly forgettable, as it merely succeeds in its goals but fails to impress. However, it's great fun while it lasts and you'll always have a fond, if somewhat faded, memory of the movie.


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