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|Festivale online magazine, April, 1998|
The Wedding Singer movie review
|The Wedding Singer|
How quickly nostalgia comes on us nowadays. The Wedding Singer is set in those innocent days of the 1980s when more was more. It is a boy-meets-girl love story of friends who fall in love and strangers throw themselves body and soul into helping lovers reunite while serving the dastardly with their due comeupance.
|The film is enlivened by sly references to then-and-now, and we look back at those things that seemed so serious and eternal, discovering that we have forgotten the unforgettable: Miami Vice, Who shot JR?, Burt-and-Loni, Boy George.|
Adam Sandler's Wedding Singer is a master of discretion and graceful good-hearted helpfulness, and we wish him a happy ending. Drew Barrymore's character has a much less clearly defined motivation, and that is a weakness of the film. We know he wants love and family, and a sense of belonging, she on the other hand has a mother with wedding-deprivation to satisfy.
This is your standard boy-girl love story, suitable for dates and eighties nostalgia buffs.
|Just the facts:
Title: The Wedding Singer (1998)
|The Players: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore||Official website|
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