Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
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
Coincidentally, this movie has several actors and actresses who have appeared on Friends (1994). Christine Taylor (Holly) appeared as Phoebe's friend and Ross' potential girlfriend Bonnie - the one who shaves her head. Christina Pickles (Julia's mother) plays Monica and Ross' mother. Incidentally, she mentions in the car to Julia -before Robbie is to marry Linda - that Julia's paternal grandmother has facial hair and looks like Magnum P.I. (Tom Selleck), who also plays Richard, Monica's boyfriend. Jon Lovitz (Jimmy Moore) appeared on Friends (1994) twice. He played the pot smoking restaurant owner who offers a potential job to Monica in the first season, and later reprised that role when Phoebe sets him up on a date with Rachel. Angela Featherstone (Robbie's fianceé) plays the hot girl who works at the copy shop, and with whom Ross "cheats" on Rachel when they were "on a break". Alexis Arquette (George) played a waitress at the club, "Viva Las Gaygas", at which Chandler's dad was the headline act. See more »
Robbie's shirt cuffs change from being under the coat to protruding in different shots when he's tasting the meatball. See more »
All right, everybody out on the dance floor! No exceptions! Look at all the happy couples!
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On the VHS version, after the credits there are three Karaoke style 80's songs. See more »
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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