The Wedding Singer
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Supporting players are uniformly strong, and Coraci deserves much credit for exacting just the right degree of outrageousness without spinning into some wild orbit."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"As Robbie Hart, a former lead singer in a rock band reduced to performing at weddings, Sandler goes for more than the easy laughs."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"The chemistry between Sandler and Barrymore is something special to see here, and I think 'The Wedding Singer' ends up being Sandler's best movie."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Although the movie is remarkably schmaltzy, it's sweet and affecting, too, with Sandler's character as genuinely nice as he can be."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Barrymore and Sandler are lovely together, and the movie, set in 1985, was also among the first to tap into 1980s nostalgia."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"You can't help pulling for the kids."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Not the most original comedy, but many will enjoy."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Called on to replace some of his Happy Gilmore shtick with the emoting of a romantic lead, he does just that but in an unpersuasive on/off fashion."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"The plotting is simplistic but cute and the gags are consistently funny, particularly for anyone who grew up in the 1980s."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Finally, an Adam Sandler comedy that you can sit through without wanting to throw a mallet through the screen."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Hokey as Robbie and Julia's courtship turns out to be, Mr. Sandler really does draw some empathy for his character's lonely plight."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The tone set by director Frank Coraci tends to the cartoonishly broad while making jokes at the expense of grotesques. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Yes, it's sappy. It's also silly, utterly unironic, a sketch stretched out to feature length, and, if you're in the right mood, pretty darned cute."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's charmingly bad and an excellent date film."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
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