It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s The Wedding Singer.

In 1998, Adam Sandler went back to 1985 and gave us one of his most genuinely funny yet sweet movies – a romcom, which was quite the departure at the time from the goofiness of such hits as Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.

It’s the tale of Robbie Hart (Sandler), a wedding singer in a toxic engagement, who meets Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore), a waitress in a toxic engagement. They’re rubbish at choosing partners – seriously, who wants to be known as “Julia Gulia”?! – but fate has led them to meet. Will they end up growing old together?

Friday Flick - The Wedding Singer

Four reasons why The Wedding Singer rocks

1. Actual chemistry – Sandler and Barrymore worked so well together that they did the romcom thing again – and again – later on. But neither 50 First Dates or Blended had the magic of this rare flick that has become a rewatch go-to fave for many.

2. A killer soundtrack – David Bowie, New Order, The Cure, The Smiths, The Police, Elvis Costello, The B-52’s, The Cars – and, erm, Kajagoogoo. Then there’s Sandler’s now classic quiet/loud spectacular Somebody Kill Me.

3. Rapping granny.

4. Billy Idol cameo. Mic drop.

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