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The Wedding Singer (1998)

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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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Frank Coraci

Writer:

Tim Herlihy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Robbie Hart
Drew Barrymore ... Julia Sullivan
Christine Taylor ... Holly Sullivan
Allen Covert ... Sammy
Matthew Glave ... Glenn Guglia
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Rosie
Angela Featherstone ... Linda
Alexis Arquette ... George
Christina Pickles ... Angie Sullivan
Jodi Thelen ... Kate
Frank Sivero ... Andy
Patrick McTavish Patrick McTavish ... Tyler
Gemini Barnett Gemini Barnett ... Petey
Teddy Castellucci Teddy Castellucci ... Robbie Hart Band Member
Randy Razz Randy Razz ... Robbie Hart Band Member
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 left Van Halen in 1985 (the year in which the movie is set). See more »

Goofs

Placement of Julia's hands on the serving dish in the kitchen at beginning of the movie. 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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Private Idaho
Written by Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Reprise Records/Island Records, Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products/PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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The Ups and Downs of Love
31 August 2004 | by PseudoFritzSee 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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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

13 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,865,080, 15 February 1998

Gross USA:

$80,245,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,306,987
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