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The Wedding Singer (1998)

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, 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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Comedy | Music | Romance

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

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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La mejor de mis bodas  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,917,127 (USA) (13 February 1998)

Gross:

$80,224,502 (USA) (7 August 1998)
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Trivia

The front license plate on Sammy's limo reads 'IMKINKE'. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning of the song "Love Stinks," a loud snare drum hit can be heard but the drummer's hands do not appear to be moving, at least not in the way they should for a loud snare drum hit. In addition, for the remainder of the song, a hi-hat sound can be heard but the drummer's right hand is hitting the snare drum. Drummers typically use their right hand on the hi-hat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robbie: All right, everybody out on the dance floor! No exceptions! Look at all the happy couples!
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Crazy Credits

On the VHS version, after the credits there are three Karaoke style 80's songs. See more »

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Referenced in Blackcatloner: Let's Talk Movies (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Monday
Written by Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris
Performed by New Order
Courtesy of London Records, Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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