Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Wedding Singer |
Actors: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert, Matthew Glave
Director: Frank Coraci
You're better off having been born after, say, 1965, if you really want to enjoy this corny romantic comedy and its abundant references to the MTV culture of the mid-1980s--and even then the odds are only 50-50 that you'll... more »
Why do I need another copy of this?
Buddha Dharma | Anywhere USA | 04/25/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
- 5 whole minutes
- Documentary about how to make a great movie suck by making it a Broadway production.
- Karaoke version of five songs from the soundtrack: Hold Me Now, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Rappers Delight, White Wedding
Worth the extra $13 - I think not
I suppose if you are one of the four people on the planet that doesn't own this classic there is a option of which edition to purchase, for the rest of us, it's just not worth it.
The Wedding Singer
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 03/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am not generally an Adam Sandler fan, but this film really surprised me. I liked it very much, and the music used brought back a lot of good memories. He plays a down on his luck wedding singer that is left at the alter, and when he meets Julia played by Drew Barrymore, sparks fly. I was very surprised by the chemistry Sandler and Barrymore have on screen. A romance with a generous amount of comedy mixed in is the perfect formula.
Adam Sandler's smartest movie? Yes, and by far his best!
Vincent M. Mastronardi | Michigan | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was one of Adam's breakthrough films before pointless blockbusters like "Waterboy" and "Big Daddy". While those films have a few funny moments and are OK, this one is very cleaver and showcases Sandler as a human being rather than just some dumb hick or just some loud bastard. "The Wedding Singer" is about Robbie Hart, an average guy, that lives a simple suburban life with a hot fiancée and a cool gig in the mid eighties. Life is great until his lady dumps him. He's crushed and his career as a weeding singer goes down the toilet as he sinks into a depression that includes listening to The Cure. Sounds like a great depression. Anyway, a young girl named Julie (Drew Barrymore) helps him to get his life back together. The only problem is that she is engaged to a smug yuppie loser. So what's going to happen. Well, like in most eighties comedies, the hero will try to win over the girl even if it takes the help of Billy Idol!Not the most original story in the world, and the chemistry is only OK between Drew and Adam, but its really all the eighties jokes that make this film so very funny. People have niches and dress in styles. People dress up like "characters" like Madonna, Don Johnson, Boy George and even the guy from Flock of Seagulls. The combination of an awesome soundtrack and '80s clichés, not to mention great acting (Steve Buschemi's cameo steals the show) make the film a winner. Adam can really act like a normal romantic and this movie proves it. Too bad so many people prefer him as a moron. Comedy lovers and Sandler fanatics unite and buy this film."
A classic example of DNR ruining HD video!
Daniel B. Hitchman | Fort Collins, CO United States | 05/17/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I would love to give this title 4 stars for content since it's definitely one of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore's best comedies so far, but once again the ugly face of Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) has reared its head.
Though the colorful and vibrant 80's primary palette absolutely pops and is a virtual knockout in HD, and the 24 bit/48 kHz Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track lets the classic pop tunes sound spectacular, while trying to get rid of all traces of grain (which is a natural byproduct of film and contains high frequency detail), some telecine moron also got rid of most or all of the fine detail you would expect from true 1080p video (2 million+ pixels) rendering faces to wax dummy status. Plus, this healthy dose of DNR creates smearing and noise artifacts in moving objects, especially pronounced in close ups.
This and the Blu-rays of "Patton" and "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" should be used at all telecine transfer schools as examples of what NOT to do when prepping a film or TV program for HD video.
Don't waste your money like I did!"