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At Theaters: 2/13/1998 On Video: 8/4/1998
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 029805
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Robbie Hart (Sandier) is a struggling musician with dreams of being a songwriter, but is reduced to making ends meet as a wedding singer. He meets Julia (Barrymore), and as they get to know each other, they discover they are both "getting hitched. Unfortunately, Robbie's bride­to­be, leaves him standing at the altar.

Robbie soon discovers that Julia's yuppie boyfriend is a two­timing loser. Now, Robbie must figure out a way to convince her that he's the right one for her.

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Romantic Comedy - The Wedding Singer is a light romantic comedy with lots of humorous references to 1980s pop culture. Those who grew up during the mid-80s will enjoy the music and atmosphere. Viewers who have hated Adam Sandler in other films will find him much less abrasive in this film, where his role is more subdued. The plot and characters are thin, and the romance is not particularly convincing. Mostly, The Wedding Singer will entertain a certain demographic group -- 25-35 year olds.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Adam Sandler (Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison)
Drew Barrymore (Irreconcilable Differences)
Director: Frank Coraci (Murdered Innocence)
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: One use of a strong profanity, several others
SEX/NUDITY: A few sexual innuendos
VIOLENCE: A couple of punches thrown
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Several scenes of drunkenness, including vomiting
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Lots of humorous references to the 80s
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Above Average
THE WEDDING SINGER is one of the more consistently chuckle-filled comedies of the last several months, though never out-and-out hilarious or inspired. Still, there's something ever-so-slightly askew about Adam Sandler trying to get away with the hushed tones and puppy-dog eyes of a sensitive, relationship kinda guy.  He may be an actor some day, but he's not there yet; he's still primarily a happy-go-lucky anarchist with a talent for silly voices and even sillier songs. THE WEDDING SINGER turns out to be an entertaining way to spend 90 minutes laughing at the past.  In a different way, it may be just as funny watching Sandler spend 90 minutes laughing at an alternative future.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 223 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
10
Very High
100%%
13-19Teens (M)
33
High
100%%
13-19Teens (F)
43
High
100%%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
46
High
100%%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
42
High
98%%
30+Adults (M)
24
High
100%%
30+Adults (F)
25
High
100%%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The year is 1985, and Robbie Hart (Sandier) is a struggling musician with dreams of being a songwriter. Reduced to making ends meet as a suburban wedding singer, Robbie and his band belt out tunes at a local reception hall. During a break, he meets Julia (Barrymore), a beautiful waitress flustered by her first day on the job. As the two get to know each other, they realize that they have something in common: they are both "getting hitched," and, ironically, each is scheduled to work at the other's wedding. Unfortunately, Robbie's walk down the aisle becomes a humiliating fiasco when Linda (Angela Featherstone), his brideto­be, leaves him standing at the altar.

Trampled like a heel­squished boutonniere, Robbie retreats to his bedroom to feel sorry for himself, until his best friend Sammy (Allen Covert) finally convinces him to return to work ­­ center stage at a local wedding.

In an instant, what should be the most memorable and joyful day of a young couple's life takes a calamitous turn. Robbie has become the worst wedding singer in the world. He leers resentfully at the happy couple, insults the guests and has a fist fight with the father of the bride. With his personal life in shambles and his career heading towards the gutter, Robbie quits wedding singing altogether and starts looking for more respectable work ­­ playing Bar Mitzvahs.

As Julia's big day approaches, she becomes a nervous wreck. Unable to get any assistance from her "just tell me when to show up" groom, she turns to her best friend Holly (Christine Taylor) and Robbie for help with the arrangements. After all, he's an expert on planning a wedding even if he won't provide the entertainment.

Robbie turns out to be the perfect helper, charming bridal bargains out of everyone from the florist to the photographer. With all of the arrangements made, Holly insists that Robbie help Julia rehearse the piece de resistance ­­ the wedding kiss. Reluctantly, he agrees, and when their lips lock, the sparks fly.

As Robbie comes to terms with his feelings for Julia, he discovers that her yuppie, DeLorean­driving boyfriend Glenn (Matthew Glave) is a two­timing loser. Now, Robbie must figure out a way to convince her that Glenn is a big mistake before it's too late.

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