I remember the first time I went to see "The Wedding Singer". I went with my friend Liz, who wanted to see it because she loved the 80's. I thought it would be a fun movie that would bring back lots of memories, and it did.
But the surprising thing about it, to my mortification, was that I developed a crazy crush on Adam Sandler! I'd seen some of his movies before, enjoyed watching him on "Saturday Night Live", but never gave him much thought...until this movie. Which prompted me to see it again. And again. And buy the DVD release.
The biggest draw was his character. So different from the goofy characters he played in "Billy Madison" or "Happy Gilmore", I found myself rather infatuated by his portrayal of wedding singer Robbie Hart, who's heart is broken when he is stood up at his wedding by his unfeeling fiancee.
Robbie is not the typical leading man in a romantic comedy - he's kinda dorky, way too nice and rather sappy, a bit too passive, yet his vulnerability got to me and melted my impressionable little heart. It was a huge relief that Adam Sandler wasn't re-enacting the same character he has in so many of his other movies. I loved the softer side of Sandler LOL. And now I can't wait to see his latest movie, which is a huge departure for him: "Reign Over Me".
So who's your embarrassing crush?