The Wedding Singer

February 13th, 1998


The Wedding Singer

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Robbie, the singer and Julia, the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 6.8/10 (61,498 voted)

Critic's Score: 59/100

Director: Frank Coraci

Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

Robbie Hart is singing the hits of the 1980s at weddings and other celebrations. He also can keep the party going in good spirit, he knows what to say and when to say it. Julia is a waitress at the events where Robbie performs. When both of them find someone to marry and prepare for their weddings, it becomes clear that they've chosen wrong partners.

Adam Sandler - Robbie Hart
Drew Barrymore - Julia Sullivan
Christine Taylor - Holly Sullivan
Allen Covert - Sammy
Matthew Glave - Glenn Guglia
Ellen Albertini Dow - Rosie
Angela Featherstone - Linda
Alexis Arquette - George
Christina Pickles - Angie Sullivan
Jodi Thelen - Kate
Frank Sivero - Andy
Patrick McTavish - Tyler
Gemini Barnett - Petey
Teddy Castellucci - Robbie Hart Band Member
Randy Razz - Robbie Hart Band Member

Taglines: Before the internet, Before cell phones, Before roller-blades, There was a time... 1985. Don't pretend you don't remember.


Official Website: New Line |

Release Date: 13 February 1998

Filming Locations: 43 Sierra Place, Sierra Madre, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $21,917,127 (USA) (16 February 1998) (2821 Screens)

Gross: $123,306,987 (Worldwide)

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Did You Know?

The song playing at Robbie's aborted wedding to Linda is a string quartet arrangement of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'".

Anachronisms: In the dance-club scene, as "China Girl" plays in the background, Robbie states that he is a fan of David Bowie and that that particular gentleman is giving a concert in town in September. Bowie had finished his Serious Moonlight tour in 1984 and would not tour again until his Glass Spider tour in 1987.

[first lines]
Robbie: All right, everybody out on the dance floor! No exceptions! Look at all the happy couples!

User Review

This movie floored me

Rating: 10/10

I'm usually pretty cynical about cheesy movies but this movie absolutely floored me. Drew Barrymore was phenomenal playing role of Julia Sullivan. I've seen the movie at least 30 times by now and her expressions still make me cry, they're just so sincere. I don't know how else to put it. As for Adam Sandler I think that this is his best role yet, he's a real person in this movie not just some overgrown immature goofball. On top of everything it's a brilliant 80s satire, for me its right up there with American Psycho. I understand why someone would have reservations about watching this movie but my advice would be to put your cynicism aside for a couple of hours and just watch with an uncritical mind. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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