It's 1985 and Adam Sandler is the ultimate master of ceremonies...until he is left at the altar at his own wedding. He starts to pick up the pieces of his heart after meeting Drew Barrymore but she's about to have a wedding of her own.
Kevin Nealon's second cameo in an Adam Sandler film. The first was as a golfer in Happy Gilmore; this time he's a bank manager.
The butterfly jean jacket that Julia wears throughout the movie actually belongs to Drew Barrymore. The director liked her jacket and told her to wear it as part of her costume.
A Broadway musical musical adaptation of this movie, opened at the Al HirschfeldTheatre on April 27, 2006, ran for 285 performances and was nominated for the 2006 Tony Award for the Best Musical, Actor (Stephen Lynch), book and score.
The character of George was based on Boy George, lead singer of Culture Club.
Sammy: If you find somebody you can love, you can't let that get away.
Father of the Bride: Hey, buddy, I'm not paying you to hear your thoughts on life. I'm paying you to sing.
Robbie: Well, I have a microphone, and you don't, so you will listen to every damn word I have to say!
Holly: Listen, I know you're shy and I know you've been hurt, so I'm going to make this really easy on you. If you come upstairs, you're gonna get laid.
Petey: Hey Linda, you're a bitch.
Robbie: Thanks Petey, go back into the house. He might have Tourette Syndrome. We're looking into it.
Billy Idol: Good afternoon, everyone. We're flying at 26,000 feet, moving up to 30,000 feet, and we've got clear skies all the way to Las Vegas. Right now, we're bringing you some in-flight entertainment. One of our first class passengers would like to sing you a song inspired by one of our coach passengers. And since we let our first class passengers do, pretty much whatever they want, here he is...
Robbie: But the worst thing is: that Me, Fatty, Sideburns Lady, and the mutants over at Table 9, will never ever find a way to better the situation, because apparently we have nothing to offer the opposite sex.
The screenplay reads like a collaboration between Jekyll and Hyde. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times.
Hokey as Robbie and Julia's courtship turns out to be, Mr. Sandler really does draw some empathy for his character's lonely plight. Reviewed by: Janet Maslin of The New York Times.
Finally, an Adam Sandler comedy that you can sit through without wanting to throw a mallet through the screen. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey of The Globe and Mail (Toronto).
Not the most original comedy, but many will enjoy. Parents need to know that raunchiness, expletives, and occasional drunk-and-disorderly situations keep this movie well into the range of PG-13; it might be too much for some tweens. Reviewed by: Charles Cassady Jr. of Common Sense Media.