The Wedding Singer

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Overview

Mousse up your hair and pull your Missing Persons records out of mothballs for this romantic comedy set in that era of questionable fashion decisions, the '80s. In 1985, Robbie Hart Adam Sandler is a vocalist whose rock band stubbornly refuses to get off the ground. In the meantime, he makes a living playing wedding receptions, where his easy charm and ability to schmooze brings him a steady income. Robbie meets Julia Sullivan Drew Barrymore when she's working as a waitress at one of his wedding gigs; he ...
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Overview

Mousse up your hair and pull your Missing Persons records out of mothballs for this romantic comedy set in that era of questionable fashion decisions, the '80s. In 1985, Robbie Hart Adam Sandler is a vocalist whose rock band stubbornly refuses to get off the ground. In the meantime, he makes a living playing wedding receptions, where his easy charm and ability to schmooze brings him a steady income. Robbie meets Julia Sullivan Drew Barrymore when she's working as a waitress at one of his wedding gigs; he immediately takes a shine to her, but since he's engaged, he keeps his distance. Robbie learns that Julia is also engaged; unfortunately, her fiancée Glen Gulia Matthew Glave is an obnoxious, self-obsessed yuppie who is chronically unfaithful to her. When Robbie gets stood up at the altar by his fiancée, it's a crushing blow to his ego, and he moves from working weddings to bar mitzvahs to avoid the humiliating issue of matrimony, and he considers giving up on music altogether. In time, Robbie realizes that he needs to step in and stop Julia from marrying Glen before the woman he's come to love ruins her life. Adam Sandler's former Saturday Night Live co-stars Kevin Nealon and Jon Lovitz make cameo appearances, as do Steve Buscemi and Billy Idol -- as himself.
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Special Features

Backstage look at The Wedding Singer on broadway theatrical trailer
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • UPC: 794043128202
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 6,403

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
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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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A sweet film with a familiar story but still yomu can't help but like it.

    A movie many have heard about it. This is the story about a wedding singer and a waitress where both are to be married to another that may not be the right one for them. I'm sure everyone remembers a cameo near the end of the film. Have to admit that Adam is a pretty good singer and Drew was adorable and that both have good chemistry. Recommend this if you like romantic comedies.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of My Favorite Romantic Comedies!

    Adam Sandler is at his best in romantic comedies and "The Wedding Singer" is a great example of that. Some of the funniest parts are his redition of "Love Stinks", the 'Julia Gulia' scene, and cameoes by Jon Lovitz and Billy Idol. The most romantic scenes include the pratice kiss between Robbie and Julia and when Robbie sings the very sweet "Grow Old With You" song on the plane. If you love Adam Sandler movies, see "The Wedding Singer".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE IS ALL WE NEED

    I AGREE WITH THE WRITERS OF THIS MOVIE. IT MADE ME REALIZE THAT LOVE DOESN'T ALWAYS GO THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO AND THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND NOT LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY. IN THE END LOVE DID NOT STINK, BUT TURN OUT TO BE THE ONE AND ONLY THING THAT MATTERS.LOVE IS ALL WE NEED.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarious!

    The Wedding Singer is truly a wonderful movie. Both funny and romantic. It also has a good story to it. One of Adam Sandler's Best!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Adam Fan

    I believe that this is the best Adam Sandler movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wedding Singer ROCKS!

    I am a rock child of the '80s, and the music and commentary of Wedding Singer is excellent. The story is set in the summer of 1985 (remember Dallas anyone?) and the story is very funny and romantic. Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler act very well together.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2013

    loved it!

    loved it!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Hilarious!

    If you enjoyed the 80's you will love this movie. This is Adam Sandler's funniest movie by far, and the soundtrack is awesome. A must see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best Adam Sandler movie!

    i love The Wedding Singer its my favorite movies of all time i remember the first time i seen it i loved it very funny and has some romance and Adam Sandler is the best as the wedding singer and i liked Drew Barrymores character sweet and kind a real love story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    i love the Wedding Singer its the best Adam Sandler ever its funny and romantic its cool cause its 1985 even though this movie is from 1998 its cool how they can pretend that its 1985 by having cool clothes and the music Drew Barrymore's hair is so cute in the movie This is one of Adam Sandlers best movie

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