The Wedding Singer

I was a teenager through the eighties and this movie brought it all back, good and bad. I liked this movie. Adam Sandler is not overboard crazy in this film and Drew Barrymore is perfect in her part. The movie was released in 1998.

The first time I watched this movie I started to get nostalgic over the 80s…something I don’t do a lot.

Adam Sandler can go overboard in a lot of his movies…more than I personally like but like I said, in the beginning, he acts more like a regular person in this. Drew Barrymore…is just Drew Barrymore and a higher compliment cannot be given by me. Adam and Drew work well together in this movie and they do have chemistry.

Adam plays Robbie Hart, a down and out Wedding singer who only wanted to be married. His fiance just left him and Drew plays Julia Sullivan who is herself engaged and wants the depressed Robbie to help her plan her wedding.

This movie is not great…it’s no classic film but if you want a fun romp through the 80s this will bring a lot back for you…if you remember that decade. It’s a great movie to watch on a rainy afternoon.

The Soundtrack to this film has the 80s covered quite well.

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
Culture Club

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Police

How Soon Is Now?
The Smiths

Love My Way
The Psychedelic Furs

Hold Me Now
The Thompson Twins

Everyday I Write The Book
Elvis Costello

White Wedding
Billy Idol

China Girl
David Bowie

Blue Monday
New Order

Pass The Dutchie
Musical Youth

Somebody Kill Me [Explicit]
Adam Sandler

Rappers Delight
Sugarhill Gang With Ellen Dow

Video Killed The Radio Star
The Presidents of the United States of America

99 Luftballons

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

24 thoughts on “The Wedding Singer”

    1. That was a great quote.
      I liked Love Stinks and the “original” song he sang and he broke down…. fun movie.


  1. Man- that is 21 years old itself now! I liked the movie a lot, and like you say, very good soundtrack. Great cameo from Billy Idol, nice to see him be able to poke fun at himself. Like you, I find Drew pretty watchable and thought Adam was good in this. Only other movie by him that I really liked was “Punch Drunk Love’, which was quirky but I thought fairly good and again, not an over the top performance from him. Funny- I loved SNL in the Sandler days but I haven’t cared all that much for any of the careers of the show’s stars post-SNL (thinking along lines of Sandler, Spade, Miller, etc)

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    1. That was a good period in SNL… I liked that movie also with Sandler.

      This movie caught the spirit of the 80s really well


      1. Two things… One, the first girl I ever really liked in school…6th grade in 1979 looked like her…and I like her hippy flowery personality.

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  2. I’ve never seen this. I can’t take Adam Sandler. Some of his recorded stuff was funny (Lunch Lady Land & something about the Jews) but, his acting? I want to slap him. Drew was cute in ET and was good in Firestarter. Then, she grew up. *yawn*.

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  3. Great movie – great soundtrack. Love Jon Lovitz in this film!! Billy Idol’s cameo is awesome too! I can’t even begin to tell you how many couples dance to “I Wanna Grow Old With You” from this movie at weddings!!!

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  4. I’ve never seen this one. so I just added it to my watch list. The Psychedelic Furs song is the clincher. It’s only been recently that I’ve learned to appreciate or tolerate Drew Barrymore’s characters, which is probably why I didn’t give this one a chance when it came out. I remember people saying this movie was pretty good.

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