Movie Throwback: The Wedding Singer (1998)

Movie Title: The Wedding Singer
Genre: Comedy | Romance | Music
Main Cast: Adam Sandler – Robbie | Drew Barrymore – Julia | and more

Movie Plot: In 1985, Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is a wedding singer from Ridgefield, New Jersey. Engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Linda (Angela Featherstone), he meets and befriends a waitress, Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore), at the reception hall where he regularly performs. Julia is also engaged, to businessman Glenn Gulia (Matthew Glave).

I love this movie–one of my fave “Adam Sandler movies”. His recent movies have become targeted to a more mature audience and I don’t like watching them anymore. They are not good for the kids. Though this one was rated PG 13. I am thinking of watching this again–sort of a throwback. hihi Anyway, here is the synopsis. I have researched it again because I miss many scenes and I watched the trailer, too. Hope you enjoy it. 😀

On his wedding day, Robbie is devastated when Linda leaves him standing at the altar, citing his failure to move on with his singing career. Robbie tries to move forward with his life, but despair hinders his performances. Julia tries to cheer him up, and later asks him to help her plan her own wedding. Initially reluctant, Robbie eventually agrees, and their friendship blossoms. During a double date between Julia and Glenn, and Robbie and Julia’s cousin, Holly (Christine Taylor), Robbie learns that Glenn is cheating on Julia.

Julia and Robbie are increasingly confused by their deepening feelings for each other, and Robbie labors under the misapprehension that an “adult” job will impress Julia. She becomes angry with him for assuming that she is marrying Glenn for his money. After confiding in his best friend, Sammy (Allen Covert), Robbie finally decides to confess his true feelings and heads to Julia’s house. When he arrives, he sees her through her bedroom window. Julia is wearing her wedding dress and happily imagining herself as Robbie’s wife, but Robbie mistakenly believes that she is looking forward to marrying Glenn.

Heartbroken, Robbie leaves to get drunk and finds Glenn in the midst of his bachelor party. After a heated exchange, Glenn punches Robbie. An intoxicated Robbie goes home and finds Linda waiting for him, and wanting to reconcile. Robbie passes out, but the following morning, Linda answers the door and introduces herself as Robbie’s fiancée to a crestfallen Julia. Julia runs to Glenn, wanting to be married immediately, and Glenn happily offers to take her to Las Vegas.

Robbie awakens and promptly breaks it off with Linda for good. Inspired by the 50th wedding anniversary of his friend Rosie, to whom he has been giving singing lessons, Robbie decides to pursue Julia. Just then, Holly arrives, telling him of Julia’s plans. Robbie, Sammy, and Holly rush to the airport, where Robbie books a flight to Las Vegas; his ticket is first class because the coach seats are sold out. After telling his story to a sympathetic audience in first class which includes Billy Idol (playing himself, sporting his ’80s trademark spiked hairdo and biker attire), Robbie learns that Glenn and Julia are on the same flight. Over the loudspeaker, and with the help of Billy Idol and the flight crew, Robbie sings a song he has written called “Grow Old With You,” which he has dedicated to Julia. When he enters the coach area, Glenn tries to attack him, only for his path to be blocked by Idol and a flight attendant pushing refreshment carts. When Glenn threatens Idol, a burly Idol fan forces Glenn down the aisle and another flight attendant pushes him into the cabin toilet. Robbie and Julia admit their love for each other, and, after Idol interrupts them to offer Robbie support in fulfilling his dream of being a songwriter, they share a kiss. The film ends as the scene fades to a similar kiss, this time at their wedding. (SOURCE)

Image Source: New Line Cinema

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