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The Wedding Singer Movie: Reasons To Dislike Or Hate Linda?

Sunday, January 15, 2017
(Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

In The Wedding Singer, Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the main character, gets his heart broken when his fiancée, named Linda (played by Angela Featherstone), doesn’t show up at their wedding. Linda has her own reasons for not wanting to marry Robbie and for ditching him at their own wedding.

Linda started out as a pretty nice person

the wedding singer, 1998 american romantic comedy movie, film, linda
And, in another article, I talked about how what Linda did may have caused Robbie pain, but she didn’t really come across as a horrible and bad person.

Her reasons for doing what she did seemed real and believable and it was something that the audience could understand.

In addition to that, the fact that she eventually showed up to talk to Robbie and explain things to him and even apologized to him successfully made it known to viewers that Linda wasn’t a nasty or evil person.

She was just not compatible with Robbie and the 2 just weren’t meant to be.

This was great because The Wedding Singer proved that it was capable of getting Robbie to separate from his fiancée without demonizing or turning Linda into a person with a terrible personality that would make viewers wonder what Robbie saw in her in the first place and why and how he could have fallen in love with her.

Why did Linda show up again if she left already?

All-in-all, Linda’s exit from the film was done pretty well. I didn’t think that she was ever going to show up again, but she suddenly shows up in the latter parts of the movie.

This is where the problem with her starts as this is where things begin to get unbelievable. Linda really shouldn’t have shown up again.

She’d left already. Why would she need to return? Her reason for wanting to get back together with Robbie is ridiculous, to say the least.

She says she can learn to live with him being nothing more than a wedding singer. How crazy is that? It shows that she doesn’t really love him.

Linda suddenly turns into a horrible person

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, the wedding singer, movie, film, 1998 american romantic comedy
Her actions and the things that she says seem quite out of character for her.

It’s like the only reason she showed up again was to add to the plot and cause further conflict and misunderstanding between Robbie and Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character.

Linda seemed like an all right person at first and The Wedding Singer should have let it remain that way.

Instead, the film brings her back again and then turns her into this person who suddenly wants to get back together with Robbie just to create some conflict.

Simply put, her return and her reasons for doing so was unbelievable and she really shouldn’t have come back. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- 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 symbolize Robbie and Linda from The Wedding Singer movie
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from the aforementioned film

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