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  • Summary: Robbie, a wedding singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Luckily, fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. A sparkling romantic comedy, the kind of picture that glides by so gracefully and unpretentiously that it's only upon reflection that you realize how much skill, caring and good judgment had to have gone into its making.
  2. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    80
    Director Frank Coraci and scripter Tim Herlihy work in concert to maintain a quality of farce rooted in human comedy.
  3. The movie is surprisingly strong despite its potentially flaky plot, combining '80s-style humor with a sincere romantic story.
  4. 60
    Sandler smirks a good deal less than he did in his last two movies, and with a couple of acting lessons, he might develop into a screen presence.
  5. 60
    Yes, it's sappy. It's also silly, utterly unironic, a sketch stretched out to feature length, and, if you're in the right mood, pretty darned cute.
  6. Reviewed by: Barbara Shulgasser
    50
    The considerable appeal of this movie has to do with its roots in those nice, comforting love stories of the 1930s.
  7. 25
    The screenplay reads like a collaboration between Jekyll and Hyde.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 7, 2013
    10
    This movie has withstood the test of time. It is a classic and to me, the best romantic comedy ever made. No film has come close to eclipse itThis movie has withstood the test of time. It is a classic and to me, the best romantic comedy ever made. No film has come close to eclipse it as of current. I love the onscreen chemistry between the Sandman and Drew. Simply amazing. The soundtrack is also very nice and, basically, just watch it, you'll understand. You'll get that mushy feeling too. Expand
  2. Feb 6, 2014
    10
    After seeing Grownups 2, this movie ended up being a lot better with Adam Sandler giving a much better performance. Set in 1985 (filmed inAfter seeing Grownups 2, this movie ended up being a lot better with Adam Sandler giving a much better performance. Set in 1985 (filmed in 1998) the movie stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer. Expand
  3. Sep 8, 2011
    10
    Amazing movie. It's touchy and funny. The quintessential romantic-comedy. And the soundtrack is amazing, too. I love 80's music so much, andAmazing movie. It's touchy and funny. The quintessential romantic-comedy. And the soundtrack is amazing, too. I love 80's music so much, and they make some great choices. The two songs Sandler adds are pretty good as well. Expand
  4. AndrewM.
    May 9, 2004
    8
    A really great film. So lighthearted and whimsical it's amazing it didn't self-destruct...but it didn't! Barrymore is so A really great film. So lighthearted and whimsical it's amazing it didn't self-destruct...but it didn't! Barrymore is so appealing in this film she's almost unbearable and Sandler is at his deadpan best. He shows all the right emotions when needed. As for the music...aah, the memories! Expand
  5. Mar 1, 2014
    8
    This isn't exactly the most original of romantic comedies, however the chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore more than makes upThis isn't exactly the most original of romantic comedies, however the chemistry between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore more than makes up for it. If only Sandler would make more of these films. Collapse
  6. Jun 20, 2013
    7
    One of Sandler's best comedies. You actually get somewhat invested in the story and you care about the characters. Sandler also gives one ofOne of Sandler's best comedies. You actually get somewhat invested in the story and you care about the characters. Sandler also gives one of his better performances. Expand
  7. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    Atleast it beats Jack and Jill, OMG! This movie in my opinion was the only "good" Sandler movie to ever come out. The subtlety of the comedyAtleast it beats Jack and Jill, OMG! This movie in my opinion was the only "good" Sandler movie to ever come out. The subtlety of the comedy was good and he wasn't trying to funny "Thank god" although everyone was and they were alot funnier than him. Expand

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