The Wedding Singer
Movie Stats & Links
||Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen
Covert, Matthew Glave
New Line Cinema
Some language, and they might not get some of the jokes,
but not that bad.
She might get all romantic and get that itch to get
married. Be careful!
A couple of innocent fist-fights.
Lots of 'em, especially if you can relate to 1985!
Anytime Robbie is singing in front of people, especially
the reception after Linda leaves him at the altar where he
is singing The J. Geils classic "Love Stinks."
Tons. Some that come to mind kinda go: Robbie to Julia -
"Alcohol equals puke equals a smelly mess equals nobody
likes you."; Sammy tells Robbie "Marry you, I'm just trying
to get someone to play with your ding-dong."
Robert Simonds and Jack Giarraputo
A little strange for me, but when I saw the trailer for "The Wedding
Singer" I felt it was a must see, and you know, I didn't really know
why. The music sounded cool, the premise sounded funny, and it had
Adam Sandler. It's that last part that had me confused because in
going into "The Wedding Singer" I was a virgin in seeing Sandler in a
lead role. Yes, it's true, of all of his films that have become
cult-classics, "Happy Gilmore" and "Billy Madison" to name a few, I
realized that the only one I sort of saw was "Airheads," and that was
while I was flipping channels on cable. I knew I enjoyed him when he
was on "Saturday Night Live," and "Lunchlady Land" is still one of my
favorite Sandler songs, but as an actor in a leading role I had no
idea what to expect other than what my buddy Stu had told me. Was I
disappointed after watching "The Wedding Singer?" Hell no!
The Wedding Singer
A Movie Review
"The Wedding Singer" tells the story of Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler).
Back in high school he was the shit, singing in a rock band and
getting the hot babes. But, welcome to the real world, and reaching
that dream of being a songwriter with a cool band dwindles to, well,
being a wedding singer. But, he was a good wedding singer, he did
enjoy it, and was slated to get married to Linda (Angela
Featherstone). Well, Linda all of a sudden had this realization that
Robbie wasn't that cool guy wearing spandex and licking microphones
like David Lee Roth anymore, and calls off the wedding. Unfortunately
for Robbie, he finds this out while standing at the altar, and like
most incurable romantics, has a breakdown and his life heads for the
gutter. Enter Julia (Drew Barrymore).
Julia is this sweet girl, engaged to an asshole named Glenn
(Matthew Glave), and like most sweet girls, really can't see that she
should dump the jerk and head for the guy she loves. In any case, she
has to plan her wedding, and who better to ask for assistance than a
wedding professional - a wedding singer, in this case, our buddy
Robbie. Well, no surprises here, they fall in love, and just can't
seem to tell each other, but, in the end, with some help from Billy
Idol, they wind up happily ever after.
"The Wedding Singer" doesn't have any real surprises as a romantic
comedy, not that I expected any. I was looking for a movie that had a
lot of laughs intermixed with a love story and that is just what I
got. So, for me, I was happy. I wanted Robbie and Julia to get
together, I wanted Glenn to get beat up, and I wanted soda to come
out of my nose from laughing so hard. I got all three. The only
problem I can see with "The Wedding Singer" is that if your formative
years weren't during the mid-eighties than you probably won't get a
lot of the jokes in this film. The movie is no technical masterpiece,
not grand on the whole cinematography thing, and might have the
"reading a book while sipping a cappuccino" crowd wishing they had
bought an overpriced bagel rather than spending it on seeing "The
Wedding Singer." And, as for the hard-core Adam Sandler fans, I don't
know if they'll like it either, because as much as he works to make
the comical scenes a laugh riot, Adam also works to make you like
Robbie for being the romantic he is. But, for me, a pizza and beer
kind of guy, who remembers the words to all of the songs they played
in the film, I really enjoyed it.
I found "The Wedding Singer" a nice and simple love story with lots
of hilarious scenes, while conjuring up all sorts of bad flashbacks
to high school and college as the music played, and I think it was
that "able to relate" thing that enabled me to enjoy this film. As I
sat there laughing my ass off to a lot of the jokes, I noticed, at
times, I was in small company, and you could really separate that by
age. The youngins seemed to laugh because they were supposed to,
while the oldins sometimes just didn't seem to get it. I'm glad I was
in the middle.
So, for "The Wedding Singer," I'm giving it 4 stars out of 5. I
really enjoyed it, and realize that you might not, especially if you
don't remember when MTV only played music videos, or you refuse to
get a CD player because you have too many albums that you'd have to
That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right! L8R!!