Parents' Guide to

The Wedding Singer

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Silly Adam Sandler romcom has profanity, drunken antics.

Movie PG-13 2004 95 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 14+

Cute movie .

funny cute and puts me in a good mood. although there is language and Robbie singing drunk at a wedding but he's the good guy that gets the girl and marries her. great movie.

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Great role models
Too much swearing
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age 15+

Some profanity (including a song that contains the f word). Otherwise great movie!

This is a very funny movie. For those of you that don’t know, The Wedding Singer is ‘90s comedy film that takes place in the ‘80s, about a Wedding Singer named Robbie Hart that got abandoned at the alter at his own Wedding. There is some comedic violence, such as the part where he got shoved and fell into a table. Some sexual references, including an old woman briefly talking about having sex 8 different times before getting married. Also Adam Sandler plays devil’s advocate, playing on another man’s lustful desire to “sink his teeth into some ass”. One reference to “playing with your ding dong”. Julia (Drew Barrymore) becomes a friend to Robbie, but I don’t want to spoil anything about their relationship. As far as alcohol goes, this is some drinking, some characters are drunk and there are references to vomiting. Language, there is some uses of “s**t”, several uses of “ass” (including the grosser/more insulting variants such as “a**hole” and “a**wipe”.) A couple uses of “goddamn”, “bi**h”, “hell” as well. Robbie uses the f-word in a song about his ex. (This is the only time the word is said in the movie). Otherwise, I think it’s best to wait until teens are mature enough so they can truly see Sandler in his best role. ‘80s mullet and all. This is a really funny movie, even though he goes through a huge state of depression over his manipulative ex, who abandons him on their wedding day solely because he is a wedding singer. I’ve only seen it once, but it’s definitely one I would watch again!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (36 ):

The Wedding Singer is not the most original comedy, but it's cute, and Robbie's situation could inspire the start of a discussion about ethical choices. The movie never stops reminding viewers -- mostly via pop-music references -- that it's set in 1985: Fashions are inspired by Michael Jackson, unspeakable haircuts derive from the group Flock of Seagulls, Billy Idol cameos as himself, and a new $800 tabletop device called a CD player gives great sound (only nobody knows what CDs are).

Sandler is a perennial kids' favorite, thanks to a recurring shtick as a grown man who (mis)behaves like a little boy. This comedy nicely lets Sandler mature a little on-screen, partially by surrounding him with characters significantly dumber and less upstanding than Robbie. Robbie isn't pretentious or stuck on his own gallantry. He's polite in turning down sexual overtures from a Madonna wannabe, and he even tries to convince Glenn to treat Julia better before he realizes that he and Julia are a perfect match.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 14, 2004
  • On DVD or streaming: September 14, 2004
  • Cast: Adam Sandler , Christine Taylor , Drew Barrymore
  • Director: Frank Coraci
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Bisexual actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 95 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sexual content and profanity
  • Last updated: July 19, 2023

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