I've often said that the eighties be scary times. The Wedding Singer, at least for two hours, made me forget that.The Wedding Singer follows the romantic comedy formula almost to the t. Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl back. What makes this unique, is that it's set in the eighties.
Now, talking stereotypically, an Adam Sandler film is generally full of laughs and whatnot. This movie, however, is not. It's aesthetic pleasure comes from the nostalgia that may ensue.
One will look at the crazy looking pompadours and the retina-burning colour schemes of the eighties and go, "ho ho, I remember that!" That's where the genuinity lies.
Adam Sandler, himself, proves that while he'll never win a Grammy, he does have musical talent. He can play the guitar and for the most part, he can sing.
As an actor, he does well to be heart broken, and other crazy romantic comedy-ish feely types.
Drew Barrymore, plays the girl. She plays a good girl, but she's a bad actor. Saying lines is one thing. Saying lines with conviction is another. Barrymore is the former.
The character players prove themself worthy as praise too. They, for the most part stereotype the eighties and are visual delights.The Wedding Singer is good for when you're bored one night and when you feel like reminiscing on the eighties.