The Wedding Singer Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Wedding Singer the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 3 reviews

Despite almost nonexistent pacing and a script full of holes, "Singer" is an enjoyably goofy look at the mid '80s. Surprisingly toned-down and appealing Sandler is Robbie Hart, wedding singer, ultimate nice guy, and rock-star wanna-be, who's jilted at the altar. Waitress Barrymore is engaged to a skirt-chasing stock broker. It's immediately clear that they belong together, and the rest of the movie is spent on them chasing each other through various contrived obstacles, to the obvious ending. Features great cameos by punk-rocker Billy Idol, Jon Lovitz (as a rival wedding singer), and Steve Buscemi (excellent as the groom's jealous "dad always liked you best" brother). Musical highlight is Sandler's heartfelt rendition of the J. Geils Band's "Love Stinks." Isn't it a little scary that we're already spoofing the '80s?

Distribution

New Line Home Video, 116 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310)854-5811, Fax: (310)854-1824, URL: http://www.newline.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Wedding Hell, Otherwise Engaged, Waiters & Waitresses, Period Piece: 1980s, Slob Comedy, Airborne, Gender Bending, Rock Stars on Film, Romantic Triangles
Screenplay
Tim Herlihy
Cast
Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert, Matthew Glave, Ellen A. Dow, Angela Featherstone, Alexis Arquette, Christina Pickles, Jon Lovitz, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Nealon
Cinematography
Tim Suhrstedt
Director
Frank Coraci
Music
Teddy Castellucci
Other
Billy Idol
Producer
New Line Cinema

Awards

MTV Movie Awards 1998: Kiss (Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore).

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