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The Wedding Singer (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  13 February 1998 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick McTavish ...
Gemini Barnett ...
Teddy Castellucci ...
Robbie Hart Band Member
Randy Razz ...
Robbie Hart Band Member


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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Comedy | Romance

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

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Release Date:

13 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£9,241,078 (UK) (18 September 1998)

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Did You Know?


Robbie tells Linda at one point to "Get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up". David Lee Roth did leave Van Halen in 1985 (the year in which the movie is set). See more »


The wreath in the dumpster where Robbie is laying keeps moving around. See more »


[first lines]
Robbie: All right, everybody out on the dance floor! No exceptions! Look at all the happy couples!
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The Ups and Downs of Love
31 August 2004 | by (sf) – See all my reviews

To repeat a theme, I'm not a big fan of Adam Sandler, but I love this movie.

Robbie Hart is a genuinely likable character; he's a person I would like to have as a friend, and he's a performer I would gladly hire to sing at my OWN wedding (Sandler also seems completely comfortable with his character, while even Drew Barrymore sometimes sounds like she's merely reciting written dialogue). Yes, he's a capital-R Romantic, but that seems like a strong qualification for someone who makes his living at other people's weddings. I like the whole idea of a romantic comedy being set behind the scenes of the whole wedding game, and some of the most telling scenes involve Robbie guiding Julia through the preparations with an insider's eye.

Probably the funniest parts of the movie (to me) are those that play to Robbie's broken heart; it's probably the best depiction of the depression of the newly-dumped I've ever seen (in particular, I love the "Kill Me Please" song). Hey, I've been there.

This all being said, however, I think the touch-all-the-landmarks-of-the-mid-'80s approach gets awfully heavy-handed at times. The musical choices, though, were excellent.

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