Quick Verdict: Wedded bliss
I’m reviewing this, but their can’t be many people who haven’t seen it. Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is the wedding singer, Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore) is a waitress. They are both due to be wed, but Robbie is left at the altar. Hilarity ensues!
Well I think that description was perfect. Maybe it’s because it was set in the eighties and was filmed in the nineties, but it hasn’t aged. I still laugh at the same bits, smile at the same bits and am sad and have a little year in my eye at the same bits. I’m looking at you Nanna Rosie.
This is peak Adam Sandler. With the exception of maybe Punch Drunk Love, he never bettered this. Drew Barrymore’s career got the reboot it deserved through this, plus her amazing role in Scream helped.
The film still holds up twenty-one years later. It would be up there as one of my most watched films. You can’t help but be a bit choked up at the ending, and while I’m on the ending, has anyone seen that episode of The Goldbergs? If you have, you’ll know what I’m talking about. What on earth was that? I still don’t know if I liked it or not.
Anyway, I’m signing off with one the films most quoted lines. ‘Hey Linda, you a bitch!’