History Film / TheWeddingSinger

1st Feb '17 7:54:35 PM Mdumas43073
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A RomanticComedy made in 1998, starring Creator/AdamSandler and Creator/DrewBarrymore.

Robbie Hart is the titular wedding singer who is all set to be married to his girlfriend, Linda. [[RunawayBride She leaves him at the altar.]] His friend Julia tries to cheer him up, and asks him to help her with her wedding. He agrees, and the two begin to fall in love. There is a problem, however- Julia is engaged to [[{{Jerkass}} Glenn.]] And did we mention this story is set in 1985, just so they can make a bunch of jokes about CD players, Van Halen, and the like?

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A 1998 RomanticComedy made in 1998, directed by Frank Coraci, starring Creator/AdamSandler and Creator/DrewBarrymore.

Robbie Hart (Sandler) is the titular wedding singer singer, who is all set to be married to his girlfriend, Linda. [[RunawayBride She leaves him at the altar.]] His friend Julia (Barrymore) tries to cheer him up, and asks him to help her with her wedding. He agrees, and the two begin to fall in love. There is a problem, however- Julia is engaged to [[{{Jerkass}} Glenn.]] And did we mention this story is set in 1985, just so they can make a bunch of jokes about CD players, Van Halen, and the like?
8th Jan '17 1:58:01 PM Josef5678
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The story is set in Ridgefield, Connecticut - indeed Glen works on Wall Street "in the city," presumably in Manhattan - but was filmed in California.
7th Jan '17 10:00:24 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Sammy's lifestyle as TheCasanova comes in for some of this [[spoiler: when he admits that he's lonely, miserable, and getting increasingly older, and no one wants to see an old man hit on girls much younger than him.]]
7th Jan '17 9:57:01 PM DoctorNemesis
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** Combined with AnalogyBackfire in hindsight: Sammy talks about being miserable because he never settled down, saying that he modeled his antics after Vinnie Barbarino (played by John Travolta) and how "[Travolta's] show got cancelled!" because "No one wants to see a fifty-year-old guy hitting on chicks". Travolta, of course, ended up having a big comeback with ''Film/PulpFiction'' and became a sex symbol again.

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** Combined with AnalogyBackfire in hindsight: Sammy talks about being miserable because he never settled down, saying that he modeled his antics after Vinnie Barbarino (played by John Travolta) and how "[Travolta's] show got cancelled!" because "No one wants to see a fifty-year-old guy hitting on chicks". Travolta, of course, ended up having a big comeback with ''Film/PulpFiction'' and became a sex symbol again.[[note]]Although it might have come back around again, since Travolta's comeback turned out to be fairly short-lived.[[/note]]
7th Jan '17 9:51:29 PM DoctorNemesis
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* BrickJoke: The drunk best man played by Steve Buscemi shows up right at the end... as a wedding singer. [[spoiler: At Robbie and Julia's wedding no less.]]
6th Dec '16 3:05:59 AM NWolfman
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** Glenn Gulia nicely fills the "dick boyfriend" role that many romantic comedies have.

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** Glenn Gulia nicely fills the "dick boyfriend" role that many romantic comedies most Creator/AdamSandler movies have.
6th Dec '16 3:04:55 AM NWolfman
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There was also a [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations stage musical]] based on the film.

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There was also Received a [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations stage musical]] based on ScreenToStageAdaptation in 2006, with Music/StephenLynch in the film.lead.



** In the musical during Glenn's number, he comments that "nobody would pay for a cup of coffee" and "Betamax... It's genius! Buy as much stock as you can!". Other versions of the song replace Beta with New Coke.

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** In the musical during During Glenn's number, song "It's All About The Green" in the musical, he comments that "nobody would shoots down investing in Starbucks because "nobody's going to pay eight bucks for a cup of coffee" and "Betamax... It's genius! Buy as much stock as you can!". Other versions coffee," then orders one of his clerks to buy all of the song replace Beta with Betamax (or New Coke.Coke in some performances) stock he can get his hands on.
16th Oct '16 3:37:29 PM VicGeorge2011
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* AntiLoveSong: "Love Stinks", which is, believe it or not, a real song, recorded by Music/TheJGeilsBand in 1980, and is included on the film's soundtrack.

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* AntiLoveSong: "Love Stinks", which is, believe it or not, a real song, recorded by Music/TheJGeilsBand in 1980, and is included on the film's soundtrack. Robbie Hart's later song in the film, a pastiche of Music/TheCure, with half of it written when he was in love with Linda and the other half written when she left him at the altar, also qualifies.
21st Jun '16 1:17:36 PM gewunomox
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* TheCameo: BillyIdol helps Robbie [[spoiler:tell Julia his true feelings on the plane. Then he offers him a record deal]].

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* TheCameo: BillyIdol Music/BillyIdol helps Robbie [[spoiler:tell Julia his true feelings on the plane. Then he offers him a record deal]].
30th May '16 5:49:15 PM Josef5678
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* RealityEnsues: Linda breaks up with Robbie because he's in a deadend job, he doesn't have his own place, and she's not in love with Robbie anymore. It's more of a StrawmanHasAPoint scene, but anyone would not get married realizing how difficult their life would be due to those circumstances.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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Linda breaks up with Robbie because he's in a deadend job, he doesn't have his own place, and she's not in love with Robbie anymore. It's more of a StrawmanHasAPoint scene, but anyone would not get married realizing how difficult their life would be due to those circumstances.



* TakeThat: Robbie saying: "Get out of my Music/VanHalen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up."
** Actually, it was a CallForward, not a TakeThat.
** A CallBack of sorts to the scene in ''Film/{{Airheads}}'' when the Lone Rangers try to determine if someone is a policeman by asking who he sided with in the Music/VanHalen vs. Music/DavidLeeRoth split. The guy says "Van Halen," and they say, "He's a cop." [[note]]Message: A true fan would have said Roth.[[/note]]

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* TakeThat: Robbie saying: "Get out of my Music/VanHalen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up."
** Actually, it was
" It's also a CallForward, not a TakeThat.
** A
CallBack of sorts to the scene in ''Film/{{Airheads}}'' when the Lone Rangers try to determine if someone is a policeman by asking who he sided with in the Music/VanHalen vs. Music/DavidLeeRoth split. The guy says "Van Halen," and they say, "He's a cop." [[note]]Message: A true fan would have said Roth.[[/note]]
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