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Reasons To Like The Romance In The Wedding Singer Movie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
(*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

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