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Original Title :
The Wedding Singer
Genre :
Movie / Comedy / Music / Romance
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Directror :
Frank Coraci
Cast :
Adam Sandler,Drew Barrymore,Christine Taylor
Writer :
Tim Herlihy
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Time :
1h 40min
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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.

The Wedding Singer (1998) Online

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.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler Adam Sandler - Robbie Hart
Drew Barrymore Drew Barrymore - Julia Sullivan
Christine Taylor Christine Taylor - Holly Sullivan
Allen Covert Allen Covert - Sammy
Matthew Glave Matthew Glave - Glenn Guglia
Ellen Albertini Dow Ellen Albertini Dow - Rosie
Angela Featherstone Angela Featherstone - Linda
Alexis Arquette Alexis Arquette - George
Christina Pickles Christina Pickles - Angie Sullivan
Jodi Thelen Jodi Thelen - Kate
Frank Sivero 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

The butterfly jean jacket that Julia wears throughout the movie belongs to Drew Barrymore. Director Frank Coraci liked her jacket and told her to wear it as part of her costume.

Carrie Fisher, Judd Apatow, and Adam Sandler worked uncredited on the script.

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).

A musical adaptation of this movie opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 27, 2006, and ran for two hundred eighty-five performances. It was nominated for the 2006 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Actor (Stephen Lynch), Book, and Score.

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.

The song played during Robbie and Julia's first kiss (the "church tongue" kiss) is the song he sings to her at the end, "I Wanna Grow Old with You".

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore also starred in 50 First Dates (2004) and Blended (2014).

The song playing at Robbie's aborted wedding to Linda is a string quartet arrangement of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'".

The front license plate on Sammy's limo reads "IMKINKE".

In this film, Robbie mentions someone with the name Eric Lamonsoff. The name Eric Lamonsoff was later given to a character played by Kevin James alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013).

Kevin Nealon's second cameo in an Adam Sandler film. The first was as a golfer in Happy Gilmore (1996); this time he's a bank manager.

The line "Mr. and Mrs. Harold Veltri" pays tribute to Gino Veltri, the lead singer of the band that played at the third grade graduation in Billy Madison (1995).

The character of George was based on Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club. He sings "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" in the film.

Faye, the photographer, says that Robbie and Julia will last like "Donald and Ivana, Burt and Loni, and Woody and Mia." She's referring to Donald and Ivana Trump, Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson, and Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. The first two couples had bitter divorces. Allen and Farrow, who never married, endured a bitter break-up.

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.

Former professional wrestler and actor Al Burke was originally cast as "Large David Lee Roth Fan", but sometime later it was changed to "Large Billy Idol Fan."

George (Alexis Arquette) makes a special appearance at the end of Blended (2014), the third movie with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Robbie only sings at two weddings in the movie, singing three songs total. The song he sang at first wedding in the opening scene was "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive. At the second wedding he sings "Holiday" by Madonna and "Love Stinks" by The J. Geils Band after he was stood up by Linda at his own wedding.

Christopher McDonald was considered for the role of Glenn. McDonald previously played Adam Sandler's character's enemy Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore (1996).

The guitar that Robbie (Adam Sandler) is playing during "Somebody Kill Me Please" is a Gibson ES-335 Semi-hollow body in Heritage Cherry. The amp is a Fender Twin Reverb.

The car Glenn (Matthew Glave) drives is a DeLorean, the same model car Doc Brown used as his time machine in Back to the Future (1985).

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.

The role of Glenn Guglia was originally written with Jim Carrey in mind. However, he declined. If Carrey had accepted the role, this would be the only time he and Adam Sandler would co-star in a film together.

George (Alexis Arquette) is modelled on Boy George from Culture Club. The song "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" by Culture Club can be heard in an earlier Adam Sandler film, Billy Madison (1995).

Charlie Sheen was considered for the role of Glenn.

Betty White was considered for the role of Rosie.

The first of many Adam Sandler movies to feature Jon Lovitz, even though they both cameoed in Coneheads (1993).

Both times the banquet hall dumpster is seen, Robbie's jacket is the same color.

Robbie jokes with Glen that Julias name will rhyme with Guglia, the G being silent "Julia Gulia". Coincidentally Joseph Stalin's son Yakov married a Jewish women named Julia Meltzer and had a daughter named Gulia.

Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Molly Ringwald, Julia Roberts, Diane Lane, Christina Ricci, Christina Moore, Justine Bateman, Christina Applegate, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Hurley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lori Loughlin, Heather Graham, Brooke Shields, Katie Holmes, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Biel, Lauren Graham and Pamela Anderson were all considered for the role of Julia.

In the bar scene near the end, Sammy(Allen Covert) and Robbie(Adam Sandler) talk about The Fonz. Henry Winkler, who played The Fonz, was in The Waterboy with Sandler and Covert later that same year.

The bride and groom on top of Robbie and Linda's wedding cake resemble the characters of Robbie and Julia, who marry each other in the final scene.

Julia carries a bouquet of daisies in her wedding to Robbie. Drew Barrymore's favorite flowers in real-life are daisies.

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I'm usually pretty cynical about cheesy movies but this movie absolutely floored me. Drew Barrymore was phenomenal playing role of Julia Sullivan. I've seen the movie at least 30 times by now and her expressions still make me cry, they're just so sincere. I don't know how else to put it. As for Adam Sandler I think that this is his best role yet, he's a real person in this movie not just some overgrown immature goofball. On top of everything it's a brilliant 80s satire, for me its right up there with American Psycho. I understand why someone would have reservations about watching this movie but my advice would be to put your cynicism aside for a couple of hours and just watch with an uncritical mind. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Adam Sandler (a Wedding Singer) and Drew Barrymore (a waitress) first meet at someone else's wedding. They soon meet again, when Barrymore is making plans for her own wedding (to a total jerk), even though deep inside she feels that she's "settling" for security without true love. Meanwhile Sandler finds out about the two-timing bozo, when the groom-to-be brags about his adventures with every sexy girl that comes along. Secretly in love with Barrymore, Sandler eventually sweeps her off her feet.

Look for a great cameo appearance by Billy Idol. The air plane "proposal" is a sweet highlight, you'll love it! The soundtrack (all hits of the mid 80s) is a nice touch, too. From "Love Stinks" to "99 Luftballoons" it's all there. -- This is my favorite Adam Sandler movie. Treat yourself to a bag-a-laughs and a few mushy moments, this is top entertainment!


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.


A little known fact about me is that I'm a big fan of fluffy romantic comedies. Why wouldn't you want to spend 90 minutes or so watching a film; laughing and ultimately feeling good at the end of it? I don't consider fluffy romance films to be at the absolute top of cinema, but they're good fun, and therefore get a thumbs up from me. The Wedding Singer, however, gets not one thumb up; but both thumbs, firmly, up. So, why does The Wedding Singer succeed more than most films in it's sub genre? Is it the jokes? The beautiful female lead? The gratuitous helping of 80's pop songs? No, it's that this movie has a lot of heart; that's what makes it a winner.

Adam Sandler stars as the quintessential 'loser'. He's a wedding singer, and not a very good one either. He specialises in doing terrible covers of 80's songs. It's not the sort of act that I would want at my wedding. His life gets worse one day, his wedding day, to be exact, when someone doesn't turn up. The bride, that is. Now in a deep spiral of depression, our hero doesn't see any way forward. His next gig is a washout and there's love all around him; even his newfound friend, the cute little waitress that works at the same place as him is getting married. And to a man who doesn't deserve her, I might add. I don't think I really need to tell you what comes next, but even though it's a predictable ride; trust me, it's a ride you want to be on.

Adam Sandler tends to be a very annoying actor; and for that reason he is almost universally disliked, but it is undeniable that he is good in this movie. Nobody else could have given the character what Sandler gave him; his performance is both entertaining and believable, and therefore is just right for the movie. Drew Barrymore was also perfectly cast. She is the perfect girl in this movie; all smiles and sunshine, and it's impossible not to fall in love with her. The movie also features great little turn from Steve Buscemi, who provides the film with one of it's funniest moments towards the start.

As mentioned; The Wedding Singer has a lot of heart. From the way that the characters interact with each other, particularly Sandler and Barrymore, it is obvious that they are in love. The movie also has some points to make on the subject of love; The Wedding Singer portrays that being in love is overall better than being a 'Fonz' type, womanising character. The message at the movie's centre is also a worthwhile one; the movie professes that it isn't important who you fall in love with; it doesn't matter whether or not he's merely a wedding singer, all that matters is the love between two people. The movie says that love is all you need; and that is a worthwhile message in any movie. The movie's message is lost somewhat under the barrage of jokes; but it's most certainly there and I for one think that it's a shame that a movie that is entertaining and funny can't be considered in the same league as other, more serious movies with a similar message.

Overall, The Wedding Singer is at the very top of the romantic comedy genre. It will make you laugh, and you will ultimately feel for the characters. The fact that this movie has something to say is only another reason to recommend it; especially as it says it with a great big smile on it's face. The Wedding Singer is not a film that you will want to miss; it's feel-good at it's best.


Adam Sandler plays Robbie Hart, a wedding singer with only enough money to get by. He was going to get married, but Linda, his fiancé', doesn't show up, and finally confronts him saying that she was having second thoughts. Drew Barrymore plays Julia Sullivan, a shy girl engaged to the wrong man. They meet when Julia is waitressing at the place Robbie works at. They are instantly friends and get along quite well.

This simple plot is expanded by the great and memorable characters and the actors who portray the roles. It is funny and has plenty of memorable lines. And if this isn't enough for you to shout "WAHOO!" the chemistry between Julia and Robbie is right on and I'm surprised they aren't dating in real life. This is a great romantic comedy so just watch it without any questions! It has become one of my favorites.


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.


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.


This quirky film has everything- lots and lots of comedy, a nice touch of romance, some violence and a hint of sadness now and again. Oh and it also stars 2 of the most charming actors- Drew Barrymore, as Julia and Adam Sandler, as Robbie. Their on-screen chemistry is very remarkable to watch and their individual charm is most appealing. The movie is set in the 80's and is a great nostalgic piece for that time period- in all is cheesiness and glory! Sandler as the Wedding Singer will surprise you with his musical talents. And musicians who have run the gamut of various music-related jobs will have extra giggles. And of course Barrymore will dazzle you with her cuteness and poise. This movie will leave you in stitches! And a must see!!!


I've said it before,Adam Sandler does not do great films.He merely wants to entertain us.Though there are times when he has failed miserably,this is not the case with The Wedding Singer.While it does showcase Sandler's usual juvenile humor,this is by far his most likable character,even to date,and the chemistry between him and Drew Barrymore is undeniable. Though this film is not flawless by any means,it is funny and charming just the same.


The Wedding Singer is the first Adam Sandler flick that guys can take their girlfriends to see. It is a nice (and funny) comedy about a guy (wedding singer Sandler) who has been dumped by his fiancee and is soon falls in love with (waitress) Drew Barrymore who is also engaged, but isn't in love either. It is a nice comedy that almost comes close to a romantic comedy. Steve Buscemi, Jon Lovitz, and best of all, Billy Idol. A+


Adam Sandler stars as a hopeless romantic in this warm and witty comedy that co-stars Barrymore as Sandler's love interest. This one is a big surprise for me. It's the funniest of Sandler's films because he seems calmer than in his previous and recent efforts. He's connecting to a character here it's a nice one. Barrymore is quite lovely as Julia. She's actually adorable in the role and the conclusion to the film is one of the most creative endings of recent romantic comedies. Directed by Coraci, who with Sandler, followed this up with the hit "The Waterboy."


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.


I thought this was a great movie. Having been a member of a wedding band in the 1980's, it brought back great memories of the music, the fashions and the overall aura of that era. Oh my God, the gaudy wedding gowns the screen brides wore. Back then you just couldn't get enough beads or sequins on a gown. Check out the Miami Vice references. The 1980's was definitely the Me decade. I think this is one of Adam Sandler's best performances in a movie. His character had some depth. He and Drew Barrymore seemed like they had some great on screen chemistry going on too. She is just cute as a button in this role. If you want lighthearted fare and lots of laughs, this movie is for you. I hear it's being made into a Broadway show as well. Wish I still lived in New York to be able to go see it.


Oh come on!!! Even if you hate chick flicks this is a hilarious film that has something for everybody This is a masterclass of Adam Sandler at his best, some might say he is a spent force, some might say he was never funny. I might agree with my first comment but this film pulls on the old heartstrings and makes you want to go visit the mens room because it makes you laugh out loud!!! As much as i hate to hate to say it; i have based my whole philosophy of love on this film and have found the woman of my dreams because of it ( with none of the corny 80's music involved!!!) Laugh out loud funny and a chick flick, what else could you need to impress the possible future Mrs or Mr in you're life?!?? It will go down as an absolute classic in my top 10 films


Yes I love The Wedding Singer. In fact it ranks among my favorite movies ever. I love this not so much for the story line, although Sandler and Barrymore are adorable together in this but rather the hysterical return to life in the 80's. Since I am a child of the 80's(and retain many a fond memory of that time period) every time I watch this movie it brings me back. This movie is best watched among a group of your closest 80's friends. It is a comedy classic and my only beef with it is it makes me miss the 80's so much!

Basically, I love this movie! Nothing more nothing less. Wedding Singer is among my top 20 favorite movies ever-one of the best comedies and GREAT music as well! The best of the eighties music(and I do count "you spin me round" as one of them!) This movie pays tribute to a great time period and retains a place in my heart as both sweet/sentimental and roll on the floor funny. Watch it if you haven't, you will be hysterical. Oh man do I miss the 80's!!!!


Essentially silly, would be send-up of 1985 (or that era) is fortunately not taken seriously by anyone involved. Not really all that well done as a satire or a romantic comedy, "The Wedding Singer" does benefit from an amiable cast.

I have never been a huge Adam Sandler fan, yet he has gone some way here to winning me over with a goofy, awkward turn as "The Wedding Singer" whose life is ruined when he is left standing at the altar. Drew Barrymore is "Julia", the sweet girl-next-door who wins Robbie's heart and gives him something to live for. This is the sort of role Drew is perfect for, and it's a shame we don't see her like this more often. The support cast have been cleverly typecast.

The real draw card is the soundtrack, featuring many lost classics from the mid-80's, like "99 Luftballons", "Der Kommisar" and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me". I would sure love a copy for my CD collection.

Again, with almost unlimited opportunities, "The Wedding Singer" doesn't capitalise nearly enough in poking fun at this decade. It is sure, however, to bring back some great memories for those aged twenty-three to thirty-three.

Sunday, May 17, 1998 - Hoyts Croydon


I was just watching the Wedding Singer last night on television. I still love this film for all its quirks. I love the fact that it was set in the eighties. Contemporary music and MTV with all its real world shows are not the same as in the eighties. I become very nostalgic watching this film. I remember all the songs, the Madonna look of the moment, the Rubix cube, Freddy Kruger, etc. It is hard to believe that it's almost twenty years since 1985. It was much better in 1985 for me, I was still a child and there were always music videos on MTV. They weren't just concert videos neither. They told little stories. I wished that we were still in the eighties with the music and culture. Besides all the eighties stuff, they never tried to outdo it in the film. It really is a beautiful, sweet love story between Drew Barrymore's character, Julia, and the wedding singer, Robby Hart. I love the flight to Vegas and I won't spoil the ending for anybody else. The scenes at reception hall were always a pleasure to watch and a great cast. I love watching fellow SNL--Jon Lovitz, Laura Kightlinger, Kevin Nealon, play even small roles. I loved Ellen Law playing Rosie. She was the best supporting character in this film. The fact that Billy Idol is also in it playing himself is another reason to watch. I wish there were films about the 80s.


"The Wedding Singer" is a mix between just about any romantic comedy from the eighties that you can find, and an Adam Sandler film. I think that's really enough said. But if you want more detailed details, here ya go...

Adam Sandler plays Robbie Hart, a failing wedding singer who has just been dumped by his fiance. So as he loses his only job and his to-be wife, Sandler starts to fall in love with the sweet Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore), whom is engaged herself to another man. Now Robbie must prove that the man she is about to marry is really a playboy who wants one thing, before it's too late.

"The Wedding Singer" is a pleasant enough comedy to enjoy one night, if not a great one. The laughs aren't constant, but there are some. It doesn't rank as high in the laugh category as Sandler's earlier film, "Happy Gilmore," but it provides just enough sweetness and guffaws to recommend.

The movie is filmed with a very eighties-feel, and that is mixed with the humor of Adam Sandler, so it's pretty easy to imagine what the film is going to be like.

I recommend you sit down some night, grab a tub of popcorn, and just enjoy this movie for what it is: an instantly forgettable comedy that serves its purpose: a nice night in.

3/5 stars -

John Ulmer
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Not much to say about this one. A few yucks, but I have to defer to Roger Ebert here: the plot is as old as the hills, and they filmed a zillion of these silly stories in the 1930's onward, but back then they seemed to realize they WERE silly, and had fun with them. Now they take it so seriously, which makes you groan "Oh come on". Adam Sandler mumbles a lot, there are some very one-dimensional characterizations, some vaguely interesting characters whose roles go absolutely nowhere, and a plot that you can peg in the first 5-10 minutes of the film. This would all be forgiveable if the thing were really funny, but there are only a couple of good laughs. Drew Barrymore is an excellent actress, but her talents are wasted in this one. There are funnier films to rent, so keep looking.


The Wedding Singer is one of those movies I've been meaning to watch forever. It took a few years but I am so glad I finally watched it. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore play their characters so incredibly well, and are so likable! Almost to the point where I really wish I knew more people like them. It's their likable characters that really drew me into the story and although the ending is quite predictable the process of getting there keeps you on the edge of your seat. Also the level of sweetness in this movie is beyond reality (or is it?) but a girl can only hope! This movie is definitely making it to my favorites list!


A good movie to watch with a girlfriend. Drew Barrymore is cute looking and the on screen chemistry between Sandler and her is good. Sandler was funny in this he takes us back to 80's and is one of his best. His incredible take on Madonna's Holiday song is a lol.The movie features lot of 80's sound-tracks that are pleasing to the ears and makes you to watch again and again. Boy George's with a fetish for "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" never fails to make the viewers laugh. The plot is original and straight.My favorite part is the first 10 minutes where you have the amazing title song and the famous Buscemi's scene ("Hey you're d wedding singer... wahoo!").


Adam Sandler had made two decent movies. Actually they were exceptional films. Punch Drunk love was one, with Emily Watson elevating him to a new and entirely fresh level. This is the other. Interestingly, just as Emily Watson made such an impact, so does Drew Barrymore in this film. She is nothing less than adorable and as an actress, raises Sandler up out of his usual routine. The opening sequence with the credits is absolutely one of the best starts of a comedy ever filmed. The guest cameos are stunningly hilarious, especially Steve Buscemi. The movie does drag a bit in the middle but overall it is a very good romantic comedy and for Adam Sandler, a true work of art.


sandler is the failed local rock star, now sustaining as local wedding singer. he is an '80s guy, Reagan era exponent > hey, what's wrong with getting married, buying a home, and makin' bucks?! problem is: his chosen one (angela Featherstone) is a dumb as a brick beauty (another Seinfeld actress, who played Jerry's sort of maid), who frivolously decides at the very last minute, not to show up for the kick-off of adam's new life.

he meets up with Drew Barrymoore, a waitress at one of his gigs. she too is of a conservative mindset...she is marrying admittedly, for security. hey, security is not bad.

but Love conquers all! and not unlike the movie HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, either! we give a few notches DOWN because sandler as part-time piano teacher is really just hinted at and the part of his "older" student, Ellen Dow (seen on Seinfeld as Pederson's Mother), is quite repugnant. another "thorn" is in the relationship between Sandler and the "original" bride to be. she is a silly, frivolous person who he realizes is not worthy....but she *was* worthy for a long time, in fact worthy enough to be his fiancé....the Director might have had Sandler show some kindness at the end (no spoiler). was she all that different from Drew, in the end?


I just saw this after having watched it once long ago, probably back in the VHS days, late nineties. I think it's still incredibly charming and funny today (in 2011). I rarely laugh out in the movies, especially alone, but I did here. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are so likable in their respective lead roles. Weirdly, I think it's because they're shown to be really sweet and compassionate and from them it seems genuine. There's such a good chemistry between those 2 and you can't help, but root for them to somehow get together. Of course, several of the funny bits come from the usual Sandler's losing his temper bits. Lots of humour comes from contrasts or switching between moods (ex.: from nice or sad to angry and back again), especially the time Sandler sings his latest composition. You shouldn't laugh, because the lyrics are so grim, but because of his performance, you can't help yourself. Consider also how hilarious it is when he sings a famous happy song, but does it so desperately.

You have an amazing soundtrack full of 80s songs that are thematically right on the spot and often quite amusing (especially that famous Boy George song). I was pleased at how generally good Sandler was with the frequent singing despite his few distinctive funny voice inclinations. From the credits, it's supposed to be him and it sure looks like he's really singing instead of lip-syncing. Lots of enjoyment also comes from seeing the (now) outrageous fashions and coiffures of the 80s, as well as the inappropriate things kids and grandmas will say and do. It's obvious people who were teens or adults in the 80s will get the most of the many references, but I do think younger people will also enjoy this very much for other reasons.

The Wedding Singer, despite being a romantic comedy, is not that predictable or conventional if you consider, amongst other things, how both main characters start off in a serious relationship headed for impending marriage. I even found it quite touching a few times, almost shedding a tear near the end. Paraphrasing somewhat the start of the movie, some of us, like me, will likely never ever find true love, but it's nice to keep the illusion alive by watching such a sweet-natured and genuinely funny romantic comedy. The 80s setting is a bonus, but it's the heart and laughs that make it shine. It's also something I could easily see myself watching every few years with equal pleasure.

Rating: 9 out of 10 (excellent)


Adam Sandler had made generally second-rate comedy fillers prior to The Wedding Singer. Films like Billy Madison, Bulletproof and Happy Gilmore – very straightforward, run-of-the-mill comedy films. The Wedding Singer has a lot more to it than that, and is a surprisingly enjoyable and witty romantic comedy. The trick is very simple – it's a film about people. No fancy plot devices, no special effects, no action thrown in to spice things up – just real and funny characters caught up in a situation that anyone can identify with.

In the 1980s, wedding singer Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) makes friends with a pleasant waitress named Julia (Drew Barrymore) at a wedding party. The pair of them get on incredibly well but neither notices the chemistry between them as both are already engaged to their respective lovers. In Robbie's case, the attractive but incompatible Linda (Angela Featherstone); in Julia's case the successful and materialistic Glenn (Matthew Glave). When Robbie is jilted at the altar by Linda, he sinks into depression but is helped through the tough times by Julia. During this time he realises that he actually has feelings for her, a fact that Julia herself also awakens to. Julia begins to have serious doubts about whether she truly wants to spend the rest of her life with Glenn… but her family and friends convince her that she is merely suffering from a few pre-wedding jitters. However, when Robbie finds out that Glenn is a love rat who sleeps around with other women he realises that the time is right to declare his love to Julia. But circumstances conspire to jeopardise his plan, and Robbie has to chase Julia to Las Vegas before she unwittingly marries the wrong guy…

What makes the film better than a standard romantic comedy is the clever '80s background, with clothing, fashion, hair-styles, music tastes and phrases all perfectly captured from the era. In one great scene, Robbie instructs Linda to stop wearing his Van Halen T-shirt: "please get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up!" Little subtle gags like this run throughout the film and make it a pleasure to come back for repeat viewings. The dialogue is generally very good, with lots of quick witted sarcasm and one-liners. But the film remembers also to set aside time for the emotional and romantic elements, so that it doesn't just become a soulless gag-fest. Sandler proves for perhaps the first time in his career that he is a likable and subtle actor, capable of creating a character with personality rather than sticking to type. Similarly, Barrymore gives her sweetest performance in years – the chemistry between them is unexpectedly warm and genuine. Indeed, the entire cast create memorable and amusing characters, right down to a hilarious cameo from Billy Idol. There's really not much wrong with The Wedding Singer – it's a little conventional and the outcome is wholly predictable, but these are minor quibbles in an otherwise well-made, engaging and genuinely funny comedy flick.