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Film Watch - 323. The Wedding Singer

Published June 23, 2013

Fast Facts

Title: The Wedding Singer Director: Frank Coraci Year: 1998 Run time: 1hr 35m

Background Info

We’ve seen this one before, a lot. We both love it, a lot. Previously, it has appeared on the TV, and we’ve had to switch it off because it’s so good and distracting, nothing else would get done. It was a surprise to find that I hadn’t Film Watched it already, but a nice surprise, because it meant we could dedicate an evening to watching and laughing with Sandler at his best.

Live Blog

0:59 - Yes, wedding dancing! 4:38 - I’m liking the teal theme, but I don’t think it goes with pink. 7:57 - I forgot the sheer number of mullets in this film. 11:42 - “Doomed to wander the planet alone.” “Kind of like the Incredible Hulk.” 14:57 - It’s Monica’s mum! 18:24 - He’s like the nicest person ever. “That’s not nice… very creative though.” 21:37 - Actual red roses. People don’t do that so much these days, do they? 27:24 - The guy with the microphone has all the power. 31:17 - I never heard that Dallas reference before. Awesome. 45:06 - I wonder how many careers take off while someone is waiting to make it big in music. 46:58 - It’s just a little uneven… 52:00 - I’m wondering if Julia’s crazy pink wallpaper is an 80s thing or a Julia thing. 54:04 - He’s a bit tall for her. 55:14 - A brand new CD player for $700. Ah, the eighties. 58:46 - Julia Guglia. 1:01:22 - How have I never noticed his DeLorean? 1:06:25 - Getting paid real money as opposed to meatballs might be a start. 1:09:19 - “Oh god, she made me a present.” 1:13:45 - Not everyone has cold feet. 1:15:49 - It’s impressive that the moonwalk is still an achievement these days. 1:19:54 - I might start using “surely will” as an affirmative. 1:25:02 - Flock of Seagulls haircut! 1:28:02 - “See, Billy Idol gets it, I don’t know why she doesn’t.”

Conclusions

Oh, it’s just so good. Funny with a great story, and some moving sections as well. It’s odd and offbeat in places, without going too far. The characters are all well-done, lovely and/or hideous depending. The best thing about it is that even though we’ve each seen it a dozen times, there were still bits we picked up on that we hadn’t before. It just gets funnier each time.

**Rating: **55

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