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The Wedding Singer (1998)
Scene: Steve Buscemi (the best man — nay, the better man) airs his grievances at his brother’s wedding.
It’s a moment that will forever live in (scripted) wedding infamy: After drinking too much, a “loser” named David gives a best man speech about how he and his brother once picked up a couple of prostitutes. That’s when his father pipes up, Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) steps in to save the day, and Buscemi’s character begins playing the guitar. (Which was self-taught, no guitar lessons, thank you very much, Pop.) Ultimately, Buscemi is all of us ... if only we had the guts.
Sex and the City (2008)
Scene: Big (Chris Noth) stands Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) up, moments before their wedding.
In all fairness, we should’ve known. After getting spooked the night before, Big calls Carrie and tells her he can’t go through with the wedding. Fair, but she’s already at the church, wearing Westwood and a bird on her head. Understandably, she flees just as Big changes his mind — but not before intercepting his limo and hitting him over the head with her bouquet. And we couldn’t help but wonder: Were his wings clipped just like Carrie’s wedding bird?