Wedding Singer

Wedding Singer

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Director: Frank Coraci

Cast: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Allen Covert

     
 

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The 1980s return in all their gaudy glory in this hilarious romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, arriving on DVD in an extra feature-intensive disc from New Line Home Video that is sure to bring back those fond pastel memories of the Reagan era. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) or… See more details below

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The 1980s return in all their gaudy glory in this hilarious romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, arriving on DVD in an extra feature-intensive disc from New Line Home Video that is sure to bring back those fond pastel memories of the Reagan era. Viewable in either the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio (enhanced for 16 x 9 TVs) or 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan, this disc also features optional closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 or French Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks and selectable English, Spanish, and French subtitles. Relive the "Me Decade" with five '80s karaoke songs, including Billy Idol's "White Wedding" and the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," an '80s music mania trivia game, biographies, filmographies, and a wedding album photo gallery.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
There is something surprisingly charming about The Wedding Singer, a lighthearted romantic comedy from Saturday Night Live alumni Adam Sandler. The foolish comedian found fame and fortune by creating such low-brow comedies as Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison, but in this effort he lays aside his spastic schtick to play a more realistic character. By allowing his real personality to permeate the narrative, Sandler gives an astonishingly warm and thoughtful portrayal of a broken-hearted musician, while Drew Barrymore gives an equally engaging performance thanks to her glowing smile and enchanting giggle. The wedding has been a prevalent backdrop for countless Hollywood movies, but The Wedding Singer breaks the mold by taking place in the '80s. Director Frank Coraci and writer Tim Herlihy pile on the nostalgia, which includes everything from Dallas jokes to Michael Jackson gloves. At times these moments seem heavy-handed, but they still add a lot of flavor to the plot. The biggest laughs occur every time Steve Buscemi steps onto the screen, brilliantly playing a drunken best man who makes a shambles of the wedding toast. Once again, Buscemi proves that he has the timing and intelligence to go right to the edge. The most astonishing aspect of The Wedding Singer is that, although simplistic and routine, the film still makes for a fresh and exciting romance story. Even those who aren't fans of Sandler's shenanigans will find merit in this unassuming comedy, which follows a formula but manages to break a few rules.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/1998
UPC:
0794043466021
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG13
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:37:00

Special Features

Widescreen and full-screen versions of the film; '80s karaoke songs: "White Wedding" by Billy Idol, "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club, "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang, "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police, "Hold Me Now" by The Thompson Twins; '80s Music Mania (trivia game); Cast biographies and filmographies; Wedding album (photo gallery)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adam Sandler Robbie Hart
Drew Barrymore Julia Sullivan
Allen Covert Sammy
Christine Taylor Holly
Matthew Glave Glen Gulia
Ellen Albertini Dow Rosie
Angela Featherstone Linda
Alexis Arquette George
Christina Pickles Angie Sullivan
Jon Lovitz Jimmie Moore
Steve Buscemi David
Kevin Nealon Mrs. Simms
Billy Idol Himself
Sally Insul Actor
Jason Cottle Scott Castellucci
Frank Sivero Andy

Technical Credits
Frank Coraci Director
Alan Au Art Director
Perry Andelin Blake Production Designer
Richard Brener Executive Producer
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Liz Deutsch Set Decoration/Design
Michael Dilbeck Musical Direction/Supervision
James M. Freitag Asst. Director
Jack Giarraputo Producer
Brad Grey Executive Producer
Tim Herlihy Screenwriter
Tom Lewis Editor
Mona May Costumes/Costume Designer
Roger Mussenden Casting
Kim Ornitz Sound/Sound Designer
Ira Shuman Co-producer
Tim Shurstedt Cinematographer
Robert Simonds Producer
Tim Suhrstedt Cinematographer
Sandy Wernick Executive Producer
Brian Witten Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles/"You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)" [3:27]
2. The Best Man [2:46]
3. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"/Julia Meets the Wedding Singer [5:51]
4. Rosie/"Good Meatball" [2:31]
5. Robbie & Linda's Wedding/"So, It Was a Bad Note." [8:15]
6. "Love Stinks" [5:58]
7. "I Hate Weddings." [3:40]
8. The Engagement Party [3:50]
9. The Coolest Most Unlosery Guy of the Bunch/"That's All" [4:26]
10. "You Two Look Truly Happy."/"Ladies Night" [3:57]
11. "Have You Written Anything Lately?"/"Somebody Kill Me" [3:05]
12. "It's the Little Things That Count."/"You Make My Dreams" [4:03]
13. Church Tongue [4:03]
14. Double Date [5:36]
15. Holly's Hobby/"You've Got a Thing for Julia." [2:32]
16. The Morning After/"I Am a Material Girl..." [5:04]
17. The Fonzie-Barbarino Myth [3:11]
18. Julia Gets the Jitters/"I'm Mrs. Robbie Hart." [3:01]
19. Robbie vs. Glenn [2:13]
20. Linda's Back/Julia Makes a Decision [4:28]
21. Rosie's Debut/"Till There Was You" [3:11]
22. Race to Vegas [3:19]
23. In-Flight Entertainment/"Grow Old With You" [3:02]
24. End Credits/"Video Killed the Radio Star" [:16]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Titles/"You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)" [3:27]
2. The Best Man [2:46]
3. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"/Julia Meets the Wedding Singer [5:51]
4. Rosie/"Good Meatball" [2:31]
5. Robbie & Linda's Wedding/"So, It Was a Bad Note." [8:15]
6. "Love Stinks" [5:58]
7. "I Hate Weddings." [3:40]
8. The Engagement Party [3:50]
9. The Coolest Most Unlosery Guy of the Bunch/"That's All" [4:26]
10. "You Two Look Truly Happy."/"Ladies Night" [3:57]
11. "Have You Written Anything Lately?"/"Somebody Kill Me" [3:05]
12. "It's the Little Things That Count."/"You Make My Dreams" [4:03]
13. Church Tongue [4:03]
14. Double Date [5:36]
15. Holly's Hobby/"You've Got a Thing for Julia." [2:32]
16. The Morning After/"I Am a Material Girl..." [5:04]
17. The Fonzie-Barbarino Myth [3:11]
18. Julia Gets the Jitters/"I'm Mrs. Robbie Hart." [3:01]
19. Robbie vs. Glenn [2:13]
20. Linda's Back/Julia Makes a Decision [4:28]
21. Rosie's Debut/"Till There Was You" [3:11]
22. Race to Vegas [3:19]
23. In-Flight Entertainment/"Grow Old With You" [3:02]
24. End Credits/"Video Killed the Radio Star" [:16]

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