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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

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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

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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:

La mejor de mis bodas 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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene of Robbie interviewing at a bank is based on a 1988 Saturday Night Live (1975) "First Citiwide Change Bank" sketch, which also included Kevin Nealon. See more »

Goofs

During "Love Stinks", Fat Guy's wedding ring appears and disappears in different shots. 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 »


Soundtracks

Love My Way
Written by John Ashton (as J. Ashton), Tim Butler (as T. Butler), Richard Butler (as R. Butler) and Vince Ely (as V. Ely)
Performed by The Psychedelic Furs (as Psychedelic Furs)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not the typical Sandler movie
30 April 2004 | by shawn9210See 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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