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Why The Death Scene In Happy Gilmore Movie Is Believable?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 No comments:
(Warning for possible spoilers for the Happy Gilmore 1996 sports comedy film)

Also known as, "Why Chubbs will always be remembered?

Short synopsis of Happy Gilmore

Happy Gilmore is about a guy who finds out that he is actually talented at playing golf. He ends up playing the sport, even though he wanted to be a hockey player, due to unforeseen circumstances.
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If you’re dead, no one cares about you anymore

Sometimes, when you’re watching or reading something, don’t you feel that some characters end up being forgotten by the other characters?

For instance, if a character dies, other characters might mourn for a while, but they’ll soon move on and practically forget that this dead character previously existed.

This really makes it seem like said character died just because the plot demanded it or just to have something dramatic and unexpected happen or maybe even just to show that anyone can die in this show.

If the viewers or readers themselves end up forgetting those dead characters or don’t like those dead characters enough to care who thinks of them or what happens to them, then it’s not so bad to have the other characters forget this person because it won’t be noticeable.

But if that’s not the case at all, then the audience might wonder why the other characters have already forgotten about this dead character and they might think that whatever they’re watching or reading isn’t all that believable. This is why it’s worth noting how the Happy Gilmore film dealt with a dead character.

Who is Chubbs?

Chubbs Peterson (played by Carl Weathers) is a former golf player who had his hand bitten off by an alligator. Later on, when he saw the head of said alligator, he got so terrified and scared that he fell out of a window. He either died because of a heart attack or because of the window fall.



Chubbs’ purpose in the movie was to convince the protagonist, Happy Gilmore (played by Adam Sandler), to start playing golf and then to teach him how to properly play said sport. He died when his purpose was seemingly apparently already fulfilled.

Chubbs may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten

However, even though he died, he wasn’t forgotten. I like how Happy didn’t forget about Chubbs even after the funeral. He talked of dedicating his playing at the golf tournament for Chubbs. When he was thinking about his happy place, Chubbs was a part of that.

Even at the very end of the movie, Chubbs was still present and that’s great because that prevented his death from feeling like a cop-out, like something that had to happen for the sake of a few moments of drama (in the form of the funeral scene) in a movie that’s supposed to be funny. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the trailer for the Happy Gilmore film

Reasons To Like The Romance In The Wedding Singer Movie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is a love story between two people who are unable to find the love and happiness that they seek with their supposed significant others so they try to find it elsewhere.

The main characters will become a couple in the end

The moment that we were introduced to the two main characters, Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler) and Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), I knew that they were going to end up together. It didn’t matter that we just found out that Robbie was about to get married and that Julia was engaged.
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Somehow, you just know that the two were going to fall in love. The question now was just how the plot would bring those two together while the challenge was making their romance believable and realistic.

The Wedding Singer love story is believable

The film did a pretty okay job with that actually. The 2 didn’t fall in love all of a sudden or right away, which was only right since they were still currently involved with other people.

When Robbie and his fiancée, Linda (played by Angela Featherstone), broke up, he didn’t suddenly fall in love with Julia right away. Understandably, he was depressed about what happened and he wasn’t ready to fall in love yet.
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He needed time to get over what he just experienced. And Sullivan needed time to fall out of love with her fiancé, Glenn Gulia (played by Matthew Glave), before she can fall in love with the wedding singer.

Get to know each other first before falling in love

The 2 started out as friends. I like how the movie showed them taking the time to get to know each other. We saw scenes of them hanging out and spending time together. These scenes made it easy to see how and why they began to fall in love with each other.



Robbie was looking for something or someone to fill the hole that Linda made when she left him while Julia was looking for someone to help her plan her wedding until she realized that the guy she was marrying wasn’t the right one for her.

The Wedding Singer was able to show the passage of time in a believable and realistic manner so that it didn’t seem like Robbie and Julia wanted to get together so soon after they just met.

There was that initial attraction, but the way that they fell in love was a gradual thing that took time to blossom and be nurtured into something special and wonderful between the two of them. What do you think about the romance between these two?

*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 represent Robbie and Julia
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from The Wedding Singer

How The Wedding Singer Movie Makes You Believe In True Love And Happily Ever After?

Thursday, March 16, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is about this guy who gets his heart broken, but who eventually meets someone that makes him happy and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with.

The Wedding Singer is pretty funny

The Wedding Singer isn’t really a comedy, that is to say, it’s not something that will make you laugh every other scene or at regular intervals, but it does have some pretty amusing scenes that, though it might not make you laugh out loud, can bring a smile to your face.
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Who is Rosie?

One of the characters that does a really good job of making you smile is Rosie (played by Ellen Albertini Dow). She’s really quite adorable and amusing, so much so that every scene she appears in can really make you grin.

She’s a friend of the title character named Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler). She may be old, but she’s still so energetic and lively and even feisty. She takes singing lessons from Robbie so she can sing for her husband during their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Rosie will make you smile

Rosie’s appearances in The Wedding Singer may be meant to get the audience to crack a smile (like when she puts meatballs on Robbie’s bare hands or pretty much anytime she opens her mouths and talks, really), but, much more than being so adorably amusing, I found her character to also be really sweet and heartwarming.

It’s in the way that she took the effort and the time to learn how to sing for her wedding anniversary. This really shows that she’s very happily married and that she really loves her husband very much.

True love is possible as The Wedding Singer shows

And that’s so sweet and heartwarming because Rosie and her husband show that it’s possible for a couple to stay together through thick and thin. They can grow old and yet still live happily together.

The couple serves as a very good example for Robbie and Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character and Robbie’s love interest.



Don’t you want to grow old with the one you love?

This is why the song that Robbie sings for Julia about wanting to grow old with her is even more meaningful and poignant because isn’t that what most people would want?

Wouldn’t they want someone they can spend the rest of their life with and who would still love them and want to be with them even if they don’t look young and beautiful anymore?

Some might think that such a thing isn’t possible, but Rosie and her husband prove these people wrong as they defy the odds and remain happily married no matter what.

*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 Rosie and her husband because the couple in said image seem really close and look like they really love each other very much
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer Movie: 1 Way To Prove You Really Love Someone

Friday, March 10, 2017 No comments:
(*Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film)

The Wedding Singer is about 2 people who are missing something in their lives and get their hearts broken. Can they find the happiness and love that they seek with each other?
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A believable misunderstanding?

Some movies or books have scenes wherein characters have a misunderstanding and they end up fighting or not talking to each other because of it.

Sometimes, such scenes can be done in a way that make them believable, but at other times, such incidents aren’t done well at all, so much so that you might end up questioning the event and wanting to know why things were done that way instead of some other way.

Misunderstanding scene in The Wedding Singer

A misunderstanding also occurs in The Wedding Singer movie, but this is done in a believable manner.

When Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the title character, goes to see Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the main female character, to talk to her and tell her that he loves her, he catches a glimpse of her from her window.
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She’s in her wedding dress and she looks so happy that it really seems as if she’s talking to someone, presumably her fiancé named Glenn Gulia (played by Matthew Glave).

As soon as Robbie sees that, he leaves, not bothering to try and talk to Julia because he sees how happy she is and he doesn’t want to ruin that.

But this is all one big misunderstanding because he got it all wrong. Julia is happy, but it’s because of Robbie and not Glenn. She is talking to someone, but that’s just her reflection in the mirror.

Reasons why this scene in The Wedding Singer is believable

With this incident, some might feel frustrated that the 2 didn’t end up talking and settling things between them at this point in the film.

And some might think that the wedding singer should have gone to see Julia anyway and should have tried talking to her so he could find out about the misunderstanding and be able to clear things up between them.



However, Robbie deciding against talking to Julia Sullivan in this scene is actually believable because this part helps to show just how much he really loves her.

He loves her enough to let her go, so when he saw how happy she was. He didn’t want to destroy that happiness or intrude in what appeared to be a very happy and joyous moment for her.

If he’d gone to talk to her anyway even after seeing such a scene, it would have shown and indicated that he was being selfish and that he was only thinking about himself and that he didn’t care if Julia got hurt or not. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Rusembell (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent the main couple in The Wedding Singer, Robbie and Julia
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from the aforementioned movie

What's Wrong With Robbie Hart Trying To Apply For A Job In The Wedding Singer Movie?

Saturday, March 4, 2017 No comments:
(Warning for possible spoilers for The Wedding Singer 1998 American romantic comedy film, which is about this guy who is heartbroken because of something that happened to him. He searches for love and happiness, but will he find what he’s looking for?)

The proper way to search for a job

When you’re looking for a job, do you stop trying to apply when the first place you go to rejects you? Or do you keep on trying, looking into other places where you might be able to find a job?
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The Wedding Singer tries and fails to get a job

One of the scenes in The Wedding Singer movie involves Robbie Hart (played by Adam Sandler), the title character, trying to get a job. Since he doesn’t really have any experience with this, he understandably fails the job interview.

Of course, that didn’t stop him from trying to talk the guy who interviewed him into giving him the job anyway or at least giving him some business cards.

Did The Wedding Singer really try his best to find a job?

After that scene though, I had to wonder if that was the only place where Robbie tried to get a job. If that’s the case, I have to wonder why he didn’t bother trying to get a job elsewhere.

Sometimes, one might get lucky enough to be able to get a job at the very first place that they apply to. But, at other times, one might need to apply to a lot of different places before they can get a job.



So, if Robbie was really determined to get a job and earn some big money to impress Julia Sullivan (played by Drew Barrymore), the girl whom he likes and loves, then why did he give up so easily after just one failure?

Why did he just go back home without trying out other places? Or is it that he did try other places but that he just didn’t get jobs there either?
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This scene with Robbie trying to get a job and being interviewed seems to have been done only for comic relief purposes since said incident was kind of funny and this job thing isn’t really mentioned ever again (it’s pretty much forgotten in favor of other scenes) as the movie focuses more on other things. What do you think about it?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki based on the image by Anzel-X (CC:BY) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Robbie and Julia, the 2 main characters in The Wedding Singer
- Second pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features a scene from the aforementioned movie