This is the first in what will hopefully become a regular series of “Retro Reviews“. More than anything its an excuse for me to watch an old favorite and try to pressure other people into watching it. The best part about these retro reviews is that I don’t have to worry about spoiling anything because the statue of limitations on spoilers has expired long ago. And rather than having to write a lot of words, I can just use pictures (like every 4th grader wishes they could for their book reviews).

Speaking of spoilers, I’m going to spoil my own review and give away the ending now. This movie gets an “Amazing”. I know that seems high for a relatively unsuccessful Adam Sandler movie from the 90s with middling reviews. But I love this movie. The “Amazing” category is for the best of the best. That includes the best of a genre. In my book, the Wedding Singer might be the best Romantic Comedy of all time. Others would argue that it’s not a RomCom, but just a regular comedy that is too sappy. I would reply, “that’s just sad.” The Wedding Singer has great humor and great heart. Perfect… no. But an all-time classic.

So here goes the pictorial review.

"My name is going to be Juila Gulia."

“My name is going to be Juila Gulia.”

Glen was such a great jerk. What did she in him? And even if he was great, that name is just perfectly awful.

Ah, Glenn doesn't deserve her. All he cares about are possessions. Fancy cars. CD players. Even women are possessions to him. See? Billy Idol gets it.

Glenn doesn’t deserve her. All he cares about are possessions. Fancy cars. CD players. Even women are possessions to him.

See… Bill Idol gets it. Why doesn’t she get it? But this great Billy Idol cameo never would have happened if it weren’t for Adam Sandler Robby Hart getting left at the alter.

You know... that information might  have been a little more useful to me YESTERDAY!

You know… that information might
have been a little more useful to me YESTERDAY!

However from pain and heartbreak comes inspiration.

I just wanna warn you that when I wrote this song I was listening to the Cure a lot.

I just wanna warn you that when I wrote this song I was listening to The Cure a lot.

But we all have to have our downs in life so we can appreciate the ups. Sadly Robby’s downs were quite done yet.

Cindy and Scott are newly weds. Well whoppedy-do!

Cindy and Scott are newly weds. Well whoppedy-do!

Love stinks! Angry wedding singers are sad… but funny.

But the worst thing is: that Me, Fatty, Sideburns Lady, and the mutants over at Table 9, will never ever find a way to better the situation, because apparently we have nothing to offer the opposite sex.

But the worst thing is: that Me, Fatty, Sideburns Lady, and the mutants over at Table 9, will never ever find a way to better the situation, because apparently we have nothing to offer the opposite sex.

Robby wasn’t always so cynical though. Remember Julia’s first day when he saved the wedding from the worst best man?

Best guitar player in the world! Self taught, no lessons, thank you very much!

Best guitar player in the world! Self taught, no lessons, thank you very much!

Deep down that guy was always there. Thankfully he had his best friend to pull him through.

Alright, lemme just pick up a chick and we'll get outta here.

Alright, lemme just pick up a chick and we’ll get outta here.

Well, maybe he wasn’t the most helpful. But he was a great limo driver.

They were cones.

They were cones.

The Wedding Singer may not be for everyone. But I love it. If you disagree… well you can’t hate on the Wedding Singer without hating on Billy Idol. And…

Don't you talk to Billy Idol that way!

DON’T YOU TALK TO BILLY IDOL THAT WAY!!!

 

Final Verdict: “Amazing”

DVD: Buy it if you don’t already have it

RT Audience Score: 81

CinemaScore: A

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