The Wedding Singer

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It's decidedly uneven -- and surprisingly sappy for an early Adam Sandler comedy -- but The Wedding Singer is also sweet, funny, and beguiling.

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Movie Info

Set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy with a broken heart who's stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married.

Cast & Crew

Adam Sandler
Robert J. 'Robbie' Hart
Drew Barrymore
Julia 'Jules' Sullivan
Christine Taylor
Holly Sullivan
Matthew Glave
Glenn Guglia
Ellen Albertini Dow
Rosie
Alexis Arquette
George Stetzer
Christina Pickles
Angie Sullivan
Jon Lovitz
Jimmy Moore (uncredited)
Brad Grey
Executive Producer
Sandy Wernick
Executive Producer
Richard Brener
Co-Executive Producer
Michelle Holdsworth
Assistant Producer
Rita Smith
Associate Producer
Brian Witten
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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Singer

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (43) | Rotten (20)

  • Supporting players are uniformly strong, and Coraci deserves much credit for exacting just the right degree of outrageousness without spinning into some wild orbit.

    June 1, 2008

    Leonard Klady

    Variety
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  • You can't help pulling for the kids.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Finally, an Adam Sandler comedy that you can sit through without wanting to throw a mallet through the screen.

    July 12, 2002 | Rating: 2/4
  • As Robbie Hart, a former lead singer in a rock band reduced to performing at weddings, Sandler goes for more than the easy laughs.

    June 18, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • At its best, it is a gentle, well-portrayed, feel good film.

    April 17, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ali Barclay

    BBC.com
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  • A sparkling romantic comedy, the kind of picture that glides by so gracefully and unpretentiously that it's only upon reflection that you realize how much skill, caring and good judgment had to have gone into its making.

    February 14, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Singer

  • Sep 12, 2016
    The Wedding Singer is Adam Sandlers greatest film to date. It has comedy and romance but above all, it has heart. Right from the beginning you could tell that this was a special movie.
    Brandon S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2014
    The Wedding Singer is a hilarious comedy that rocks. The story follows a wedding singer in the '80s who, after being left at the altar, starts to fall for a waitress whose wedding he's helping to plan. Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, and Steve Buscemi, the cast is especially good and gives excellent performances. The film also does a great job at using the '80s aesthetic, and is full of fun spoofs on the culture. Additionally, the soundtrack is outstanding, featuring a wonderful collection of '80s pop hits that include songs from Billy Idol, Nena, Bruce Springsteen, and The Police. A charming romantic-comedy, The Wedding Singer delivers a lot of laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2013
    Get some cheese balls, dunk it in cheese whizz, throw sharp cheddar cheese on top and you get "The Wedding Singer". Yup. So cheesy... everything within this movie is a recipe for disaster, yet the romance works -- what the hell? The comedy falls flat almost every single time and Drew Barrymore is one horrible actress, yet at the end of the day, you'll find "The Wedding Singer" somewhat pulling on your heartstrings.
    Albert K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2013
    It was okay but I am not very much captivated by it. Actually, I was never captivated at all. It was just okay. But I love Adam Sandler's Grow Old With You, perhaps the only brilliant and actually romantic thing about the entire film.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer

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