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The Wedding Singer Movie: How And Why Your Ex-Fiancée Can Be Likable?

Friday, January 27, 2017
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is about the title character, named Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), who gets his heart broken by his fiancée, but who eventually finds and meets someone else that may just be the right one for him.

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Robbie is all set to be married to Linda (played by Angela Featherstone), his fiancée, but things don’t turn out as planned as the wife-to-be doesn’t show up at her own wedding.

This is very sad indeed, but it had to happen since this movie isn’t about Linda and Robbie’s life together.

Reason not to make the love rival evil

We know that Robbie is meant to be with someone else, but the challenge for The Wedding Singer is to still be able to portray Linda in a nice and good light even if she doesn’t end up marrying Robbie.

There’s no need to turn Linda into a horrible person just so Robbie has a reason for falling in love with someone else.

After all, if Linda is such a bad and unlikable person, then why would the wedding singer even want to marry her in the first place? What reason would he have to fall in love with her if she’s mean and nasty? Thankfully, the film is able to make Linda a realistic and believable character.

Feeling scared during your own wedding is believable

The fact that she doesn’t show up at her own wedding is bad, of course, but the audience can understand that she’s just feeling apprehensive and scared and unsure, which is perfectly natural and normal since marriage isn’t something to be taken lightly.

Linda is human, she’s imperfect and that makes her real

Furthermore, Linda actually takes the time to show up and talk to Robbie later on so she can explain things to him and that adds to her character.

After all, she didn’t have to show up. She could have just left Robbie alone to suffer and pine for her. But, instead, Linda shows up and explains things to the wedding singer.

Of course, her words aren’t something that pleases Robbie Hart and she should have told him about her doubts long before the wedding day came.

But Linda looked genuinely and sincerely sorry about the heartache she caused and she even apologizes to Robbie so this scene made her appear real.

This scene was able to sort-of show how and why Robbie might have fallen in love with her. She has her faults, but that just makes her human. All-in-all, she doesn’t seem like a bad person. What do you think?

- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by CoDLia (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Robbie and Linda and what they must have been like before their relationship fell apart
- YouTube video features a scene from The Wedding Singer

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