“The Wedding Singer”

“The Wedding Singer”

Because I am a HUGE movie buff, I decided from time to time to share some of my favorites. Since we are still in the “Month of Love” I chose a romantic comedy. The Wedding Singer is one of those movies I can watch over and over. Part of that is the nostalgia, being in high school and college during the early 80s. Also, I like Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler! One to watch for sure, if you haven’t yet.

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 fiancé 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 fiancé  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.

Released in 1998, rated PG-13

WeddingSingerCast~~

Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart
Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan
Christine Taylor as Holly Sullivan
Allen Covert as Sammy
Angela Featherstone as Linda
Matthew Glave as Glenn Gulia
Ellen Albertini Dow as Rosie
Alexis Arquette as George Stitzer
Christina Pickles as Angie Sullivan
Frank Sivero as Andy
Billy Idol as Himself
Kevin Nealon as Mr. Simms
Steve Buscemi as David “Dave” Veltri
Jon Lovitz as Jimmie Moore

What I loved in The Wedding Singer~~
  1. ALL the music. I happen to still love 80s music!
  2. “Julia Gulia” – Drew’s character’s married name, if she ends up with the slimeball Glen.
  3. Robbie singing “Love Stinks” at the wedding reception. That whole scene is hysterical. Father of the Bride: “You are the worst wedding singer in the world, buddy!”  Robbie: “Sir, one more outburst, I will strangle you with my microphone wire. You understand me.”
  4. Billy Idol. That’s it – Just Billy Idol!
  5. Robbie to ex-girlfriend Linda: “Hey, psycho, I’m not gonna feel better about this, it’s over. Now please get out of my Van Halen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up.” So it was Linda’s fault!
  6. The Boy George wanna-be in Robbie’s band who could only sing “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”
  7. Jon Lovitz. He cracks me up in anything!

10 Comments for “The Wedding Singer”

  1. I haven’t watched this movie yet so thanks for sharing what you like about it. I’ll put in on my list of movies to look out for when I’m in the mood for movies.

  2. Thank you for mentioning this movie, I have not seen it in awhile! One of my all-time favorite scenes is the “Love Stinks” scene. Haha so funny! I actually was so close to singing this song at my cousin’s wedding as a joke. 😉

  3. I love The Wedding Singer … they were both so adorable. I love 80’s music too. Funny, Drew and Adam were on with Jimmy Fall on tonight 🙂 they have a new film coming out in May called Blended …. looks cute 🙂

  4. I enjoyed The Wedding Singer when I watched it a while back. I love sweet romantic movies. And there are so many of them. Drew Barrymore is lovely and I enjoy her movies. Adam Sandler is great in this one, for some reason I find him a bit much at times. It just depends which movie it is and what mood I’m in I guess 😉
    Ps I watched Somewhere in Time, Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour were very romantic is the movie, great chemistry and didn’t they look gorgeous!! I also watched The Last Mohican, a lot more depth in this one and I loved Daniel Day Lewis with the Revenge lady 😉 fabulous movie, there was a lot of sadness leading to the happy ending though. Still haven’t watched Moulin Rouge yet Sharon and you know why? Because I know she dies at the end! Happy ending for me please. I promise to try and watch it sometime hehe
    I look forward to hearing about loads more of your favourite movies Sharon.

    • Oh Vee! I am SO glad you watched Last of the Mohicans! That is one of my all time favorite movies. Literally in my top ten. DDL was SO HOT as Hawkeye! All the way around a phenomenal movie, if sad as you said. Brutal too, so not for the faint of heart, but the music and cinematography alone is worth watching.

      Moulin Rouge is one of the very few non-happy ending movies I can watch. I know exactly what you mean. I hate movies when the couple does not end up with their HEA. The redeeming aspect to Moulin Rouge, for one, is that you know from the very beginning that she is dying. So not shock. And the story is told so spectacularly that it is worth watching for that reason. Definitely give it a try. You won’t regret it. Baz Luhrmann is a hero director in my book.

      • I’ll definitely be giving The Last Mohican another viewing soon. I promise to try and watch Moulin Rouge but I’m worried that won’t be able to stop crying once I start! I haven’t seen Titanic either 😉
        Baz has Strictly Ballroom on stage this year and I really want to see that! Hope

  5. I absolutely adore this movie! Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are adorable in it! I love where his character runs into Billy Idol on the airplane.

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