The Wedding Singer Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Wedding Singer was released in theaters on February 13th, 1998.

Adam Sandler’s The Wedding Singer was released 25 years ago today. Longtime collaborator Frank Coraci directed the romance comedy set in the 80s. He also helmed Waterboy, Click, and The Waterboy. In addition to Sandler, the film stars Drew Barrymore and Christine Taylor. The cast also featured Allen Covert, Matthew Glave, Ellen Albertini Dow, Angela Featherstone, Alexis Arquette, and Christina Pickles. On an $18 Million budget, it would go on to gross $123 Million. The movie would later become a broadway musical in 2006, starring Stephen Lynch as Robbie and Laura Benanti as Julia.


Set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy Robbie with a broken heart who’s stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. Robbie then meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married.

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