My Favorite Movies: The Wedding Singer


As a child of the 80s (I would have been around the same age as the nephews in the movie), I love the music, atmosphere, and nonstop 80s references of The Wedding Singer. I’ve seen it so many times that it’s mostly a comfort movie for me, but it never stops being funny. I can’t even single out one favorite part, so here are some scattered thoughts.

The first time I saw The Wedding Singer was at a drive-in with my college roommates, Kathy and Emily. It was appropriate that we saw it together, because it eventually became the unofficial movie of our friendship. Kathy and I, both going through a terrible time romantically and generally in the winter of 1999, busted out the “Love Stinks” scene daily on our VHS tape. I can still probably recite/sing the whole thing.

“I have the microphone, and you don’t. So you will listen to every damn word I have to say!!!”

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have great chemistry, and I love them together for any reason. (I think Drew is at her most adorable in this film.)


Steve Buscemi is always hilarious just standing there.


And in case you forgot…nobody talks to Billy Idol that way!


By the way, if I ever have another wedding, I want a string quartet playing “Don’t Stop Believing” (a la the first wedding of the movie). I’m serious. It shouldn’t be surprising, given what I named my blog.

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4 Responses to My Favorite Movies: The Wedding Singer

  1. //nancy says:

    YES!! high five. i absolutely love this movie.

  2. bluiis says:

    You know, I still haven’t seen this movie all the way through. I need to rectify that.

  3. Random Lurker here again, with an actual blog now! Bwah. Anyway, I think I can safely say the musical/stage version of this movie? You can skip. It’s so horrifically bad, and not the kind of bad that circles around to being so bad it’s good, you know?

  4. I’ve never seen this movie. Surprising, I know!

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