Monday Movie Retrospective

February 13, 2017


Today’s musically rad retrospective is about the 1998 movie “The Wedding Singer“. Adam Sandler stars in one of his more relate-ably human roles. Also, Drew Barrymore is at her sweetest here.

Adam Sandler is kept under good direction, so he doesn’t lose his cool too much. He emotes enough to make it seem like a natural role. He does his trademark screaming at one point, but it comes across as hurt feelings well enough that it doesn’t rip you completely out of the movie. Just mostly.

The soundtrack is 80s pop, with a fun cameo by the rocker Billy Idol. The ending is a happy one. It’s a rather sweet movie, from a simpler time.