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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

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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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:

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

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 »

Goofs

The dumpster changes colors from blue (before Robbie is in it) to black to red while Robbie is in it. 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

You Make My Dreams
Written by Daryl Hall, John Oates and Sara Allen
Performed by Hall & Oates
Courtesy of The RCA Records label of BMG Entertainment
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a break from the 'yuck of the world'
1 December 2004 | by claire-mcgrathSee all my reviews

I think that 'the wedding singer' is a simple, feelgood movie, which doesn't try to be anything else.

Like Jim Carey, who took many goes to strike the right balance, Adam Sandler is a far better comedian when he stops trying and realize he is far funnier being himself rather than over-the top characters (like the awful 'Billy Madison')and allows his supporting cast to be goofy.

My 10 year old son is a huge fan of all the SNL (90s)crew and their movies, and loved this even more than '50 first dates'. The wedding singer appeals to the those waiting to feel that way about someone and those of us who feel that way right now about someone.

The 'knockers' of this flick would be those that can only relate to the dumped 'Robbie Hart', or have no heart at all!

So if you can relate to loving and being loved (by anyone!), this film will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Great to watch with the whole family!!

Just had to add...being a teenager in the 80's probably helped my endearment to this movie.


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