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Fave Film #47 – The Wedding Singer

1998

Cast- Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

Robbie Hart is a wedding singer, a good one, but still a wedding singer and on his wedding day his bride-to-be decides that it isn’t enough for her.  Robbie is depressed but finds purpose in helping Julia plan her wedding to Glen, a less than impressive fiance.

Why I love it- It is no secret that I love all things 80′s, so this ode to the 80′s is an obvious fit for me.  I held off seeing it, however, due to its lead.  I am not a fan of Adam Sandler movies (I did love him on Saturday Night Live), so I was surprised that I totally fell for him as the wedding singer.  He had a vulnerability and normalcy in this movie that I hadn’t seen from him before.  And if you add the always charming Drew Barrymore, well you have the basis for a good flick.

It hit the over the top 80′s vibe just right, with the pop culture references, the music and wardrobe.  Just look at the poster and Adam Sandler’s permed hair!  It took me back to my high school days (a little) and life before cell phones and texting when a cd player was the hot new thing.

I never would have thought I would buy into Adam Sandler as a romantic lead, but what can I say?  His song to Julia at the end is one that I sing to my hubby ;)  And it’s funny.  It’s a sweet romantic comedy.

Fun Fact- In a recent Entertainment Weekly poll of favorite wedding movies The Wedding Singer tied for second with Wedding Crashers.  Father of the Bride was #1.

See the rest of my 100 favorite movies here.

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June 17, 2011 - Posted by | movies |

15 Comments »

  1. This movie was a lot of fun!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. This is also one of my faves! I hear ya. Not a big fan of Adam Sandler movies but this one was just really well-done! Great review.

    Comment by Heather | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  3. It’s a favorite at our house too :)

    Comment by Mary | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  4. I love this movie! Especially the music; I bought the soundtrack after I saw it in the theaters. Was it really first released 13 years ago? Yikes!

    Comment by StephanieD | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • After I watched it this time I was thinking I should buy the soundtrack!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 22, 2011 | Reply

  5. I’m not a big Adam Sandler fan, but I do love this movie! Julia Gulia always cracks me up!

    Comment by Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • LOVE that scene, well there are two, and they are both funny.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 22, 2011 | Reply

  6. It has been so long since I saw this but I remember it being fun!

    Comment by Jenners | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  7. I really like this one too and of course Iove the Wedding Crashers!! and Father of the Bride..they’re all great movies.

    Comment by Staci | June 17, 2011 | Reply

    • I get sentimental about Father of the Bride. I remember my parents bringing my grandparents with them to visit me at college. We all went to the theater together. I’m sure that was the only movie I ever saw at the theater with my grandpa. He died my junior year. So, I love the movie, but it’s always tinged with just a bit of sadness too.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 22, 2011 | Reply

  8. I like this movie too! I was never a big Adam Sandler fan, but I loved him in this. The Wedding Crashers is great too.

    Comment by Misha | June 17, 2011 | Reply

  9. This is a good movie, back when Adam Sandler was still making decent films.

    Comment by Caspette | June 19, 2011 | Reply

    • He’s had very few that I’ve really enjoyed.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 22, 2011 | Reply

  10. “The Wedding Singer” is a great blast from the past feel good movie I never grow tired of even though Adam Sandler can be hit or miss with me. Would have loved to have seen the broadway play based on this movie …

    Comment by Wanda | June 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Me too! Love Broadway and I’m sure this would have been great.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 22, 2011 | Reply


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