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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.

Director:

Frank Coraci

Writer:

Tim Herlihy
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Cast

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding Singer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,917,127, 16 February 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,245,725

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,306,987
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Steve Buscemi's 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 »

Goofs

Frank and Rosie are supposed to be celebrating their 50th anniversary. However, the picture on the wall of their wedding is dated 1948, which is 50 years before the film was released in 1998. However it's set in 1985, which was 37 years since 1948. 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

Referenced in AMV Hell 2: Son of AMV Hell (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Me Now
Written by Tom Bailey (as Thomas Bailey), Joe Leeway (as Joseph Leeway) and Alannah Currie
Performed by Thompson Twins
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./Arista Records, Inc.
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Why do I like this movie so much?
2 June 2014 | by alombardySee all my reviews

I am not a fan of Adam Sandler. His comedy is usually crude and panders to the lowest common denominator of cinema-goer. So why do I tolerate, nay enjoy his performance in this movie?

I think it's because this was one of his earlier efforts and as such he didn't have as much creative control as he does over the tripe he makes now. The comedy is family friendly but actually genuinely good for the most part, the romance is just about on the scale of believable, and the soundtrack is upbeat and fits the tone.

Part of the success of this movie for me is the fact that it's a 90s movie about the 80s, which we don't see very often. The result is the innocent naiveté of the 90s mixed with the elaborate, flamboyant extravagance of the preceding decade and it's a winning combination. It culminates in just a general 'feel-good' vibe that thrives in the midst of safe but quality comedy and a cheesy, predictable yet satisfying narrative.

Billy Idol's cameo is a highlight and fairly veteran actors such as Steve Buscemi turn in surprisingly adept comic performances alongside Sandler and Drew Barrymore as the romantic leads. The shame, of course, is that people will form an opinion of this move when they see Sandler's face on the front and it may well turn them away from a corny yet very good comedy worth seeing. 7/10.


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