The Wedding Singer
Review written by: Alex Sandell

Drew Barrymore is
stunning as Julia, in
The Wedding Singer.

What's the story?

The leader of the CIA (Adam Sandler) is tracked down by an Australian spy (Drew Barrymore) and convicted of drug smuggling. The two end up joining forces to fight an illegal porn ring ran out of Utah, which is smuggling pornography into the country by hiding it in numerous copies of The Book of Mormon. Based on the # 1 bestseller by John Grisham.

So how is it? (Get to the point, already)

This is a charming romance hampered slightly by its eighties' setting (I just can't find any humor in the horrible beast which we like to call the 1980s). Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler have an unexpected chemistry that oozes off the screen and steals your heart. I love both of these actors, and feel "The Wedding Singer" shows them at their best. Drew Barrymore is definitely one of the big stars to watch. Adam Sandler is one of the funniest, and everyone is watching him.

If you like romantic comedies, The Wedding Singer will pull at your heartstrings at least as many times as it makes you laugh. By the end, it will have you crying tears of joy, which is what a good romance should do.

The illegal pornography ring, and the fact that The Wedding Singer is really the head of the CIA and his love interest just happens to be an Australian spy, is a bit far-fetched, but sort of fun, and definitely a different spin on your typical romance. I especially liked Sean Connery's turn as the Latter-Day Saint gone bad. Well worth a viewing!

What does it make you feel like eating?

Wedding cake.

What are you selling us here???

Lots of crappy eighties' music, and The Book of Mormon.

If it won an Oscar, what would it be?

"Best Actress" - Drew Barrymore

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