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[[caption-width-right:350:Who could say no to a face like this?]]
->'''Father of the Bride''': Hey, buddy, I'm not paying you to hear your thoughts on life. I'm paying you to sing.
->'''Robbie Hart''': Well, I have a microphone, and you don't, SO YOU WILL LISTEN TO EVERY DAMN WORD I HAVE TO SAY!

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 this 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?

It's a cute [[TheNineties '90s]] movie with likeable characters and a cute ending. What's not to love?

There was also a [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations stage musical]] based on the film.
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!!Tropes include:

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Holly initially acts insulted when Glenn implies that she's easy, but then she admits that it's true.
-->'''Glenn:''' Who are you going out with?
-->'''Holly:''' Robbie.
-->'''Glenn:''' Oh good; that guy needs to get laid.
-->'''Holly:''' Excuse me! Just because he's going out with me doesn't mean he's going to get laid.
-->''*Glenn and Julia stare at Holly*''
-->'''Holly:''' ''*smiles*'' ...All right, he probably will.
* AlliterativeName: Glenn Gulia
* AnythingThatMoves: The cook. He treats Holly well because she showed him her boobs, tries to get Julia to do the same, and is clearly enjoying his dance with Sammy halfway through the film (while grabbing his ass, no less; ItMakesSenseInContext).
* AntiLoveSong / BreakUpSong: "Love Stinks", which is, believe it or not, a real song, recorded by Music/TheJGeilsBand in 1980.
* AsHimself: Billy Idol
* BitterWeddingSpeech: Twice. Before Linda leaves Robbie, the best man at one of the weddings he performs at gives one; Robbie does his best to smooth it over. ''After'' Linda leaves Robbie, he gives one himself at another performance.
* {{Blackmail}}: Robbie gets Sammy to pay for a first-class ticket to Las Vegas by [[spoiler:threatening to tell everyone what Sammy said at the bar the night before]].
* TheCameo: [[spoiler: BillyIdol helps Robbie tell Julia his true feelings on the plane. Then he offers him a record deal]].
* TheCasanova: Sammy admits in the opening act that he wants to be like [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]]. [[spoiler:Glenn is also one of these, and doesn't plan to stop even after he gets married.]]
** Later, however, [[spoiler:Sammy admits to Robbie that he's not at all happy with his lifestyle.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: The old guy at the bar.
* CreatorBreakdown: Parodied (and expertly summarized) in-universe. Robbie's breakdown occurred ''while he was writing'' a love song for the woman who would later leave him at the altar; the lyrics and style of that song start with fluffy romance, [[MoodWhiplash switch suddenly]] to extreme rage, dissolve into shocked sadness, and finally end with despairing "kill me now" {{Wangst}}.
* DeadpanSnarker: Robbie alternates between this and LargeHam.
* DespairSpeech: Robbie gets a despair ''song''.
* DisposableFiance: The "evil all along" variation.
** Robbie was this to his fiancée Linda, but since he's the central character, her decision to leave him is portrayed as shallow and mean. Even so, Linda is less cartoonishly evil than Glen, who is depicted as a being violent, lecherous and liar.
* DrowningMySorrows: [[spoiler:When Robby believes that he's lost Julia forever, he goes to a bar and gets drunk.]]
* DumbBlonde: Holly, from both the movie and musical versions, is both slutty and slightly dim. However in the original movie, Julia herself was intelligent with blond hair in contrast to Robbie's stupid brunette ex, Linda. The musical reverses Julia's and Linda's hair colors, with Julia a BrainyBrunette / GirlNextDoor type and Linda an even bigger Dumb Blonde than Holly and dabbling into BlondesAreEvil.
* TheEighties: Set entirely in 1985 and is jam-packed with 1980s pop culture references.
** That said, some of these references may come across as slightly anachronistic, e.g. a reference to ''Dallas'' and the infamous "Who shot J.R.?" plotline, which in 1985 was already four-five years old, and the '88 mix of "Blue Monday" by Music/NewOrder being played at the disco. Then again, the film is a period piece.
* EightiesHair: Seen everywhere, and lampshaded with the Flock of Seagulls fan who works as a ticket clerk at the airport.
* [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Embarassing Last Name]]: If she marries Glenn and takes his name, her new name will be "Julia Gulia" (pronounced ''Goo-lia'').
* FinalLoveDuet: TheMusical has ''three'' for Robbie and Julia. "If I Told You", "If I Told You (Reprise)", and the final final duet, "Grow Old With You" (which, by the way, is now a duet).
* InLoveWithLove: Applies somewhat to Robbie, who has dreamed of falling in love and getting married since he was little.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Combined with AnalogyBackfire in hindsight: Sammy talks about being miserable because he never settled down, saying that he modelled his look 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.
** Also used in the musical during Glen's number, where he comments that "nobody would pay $3 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.
** Holly's frustrated opinion of the Rubik's Cube.
* JerkAss: Glenn Gulia nicely fills the "dick boyfriend" role that many romantic comedies have.
** Glenn's friend who [[KickTheDog taunts Robbie about being stood up at the altar]] and later makes fun of him for not sleeping with Holly.
** Jimmie (Jon Lovitz) as the creepy, lecherous and ridiculous wedding singer Julia refuses to hire.
--> "He's losing his mind...and I'm reaping all the benefits!"
** Julia's shallow RichBitch mother.
** Also Linda, the woman who left Robbie at the altar.
* HeelRealization: Robby has one after he drives Julia away by implying that she's only marrying Glenn because he's rich.
-->'''Robbie:''' I ''am'' an asshole!
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sammy.
* LoveEpiphany
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Subverted. After their date, Holly flat-out tells Robbie that she's willing and eager to have sex with him. He turns her down because he's in love with Julia.
* MisterSandmanSequence: How the Film opens.
* MyParentsAreDead: Robbie.
* TheMusical
* MusicalWorldHypotheses: Diegetic type.
* NiceGuy: Robbie.
* PeriodPiece: A rather unusual one. There's really no reason why this story had to be set in 1985, thirteen years before the film's release, but it sure gives a ton of great joke opportunities.
* PissTakeRap: The Rappin' Granny.
* PopularHistory
* PracticeKiss: Robbie and Julia practice how Julia should kiss her soon-to-be husband, with the appropriate amount of "church tongue". Needless to say, the kiss is extremely passionate.
* PrecisionFStrike: "I hope you fucking choke!"
* RaceForYourLove: [[spoiler:The film climaxes with Robby chasing Julia through an airport in order to stop her from marrying Glenn.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: Holly, by her own admission. "If you come upstairs, you're gonna get laid." leaves little to the imagination.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Glenn vs Robby.
* RomanticComedy
* RunawayBride: A rare unsympathetic view. Linda leaving Robbie at the alter makes her look like a shallow, self-centered bitch while Robbie is left heartbroken and humiliated.
* RunningGag: George singing [[Music/CultureClub "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"]] whenever left alone on stage.
* ScreenToStageAdaptation
* ShoutOut: This movie includes a ''boatload'' of references to 1980s pop culture. A few include:
** In one scene, Glenn is dressed similarly to Don Johnson from ''Series/MiamiVice''
** At the bar, Sammy wears a red leather jacket exactly like the one Creator/MichaelJackson wore in the music video for "Thriller."
** The clerk at the airport has a Flock of Seagulls-style haircut (which is immediately pointed out).
** George is an impersonator of Boy George from Culture Club.
* SmugSnake: Glenn.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: [[spoiler:Robbie figures out that Glenn and Julia are on the same plane because one of the stewardesses said that a coach passenger told her she was "grade-A, top-choice meat." Glenn had said the same thing about a waitress halfway through the movie.]]
* TakeThat: Robbie saying, "Get out of my Music/VanHalen T-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up."
** 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 Van [=Halen=] 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]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: Released in 1998, takes place in 1985.
* WeddingDeadline: Played straight in the musical, but averted in the film; the break-up happens on the plane to Las Vegas.
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