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Wedding Singer, The - "Unsolvable" Rubik
Often in movies set in the past, writers go for a cheap nudge-nudge laugh by having a character say something a 'sophisticated' present-day audience knows will be proven ludicrous. This is annoying enough, but it's downright insulting when horrible anachronisms are included. Best example: In 'Wedding Singer' set in 1985, some character plays with a Rubik's Cube and is advised to leave it alone: "NOBODY's ever going to solve it!" WHAT!? The cubes first appeared in 1980, EVERYBODY had one by '81, & thanks especially to many "How To" books, everybody ('cept me) solved 'em by '82. 1983, forget it, sold at garage sales or packed away for good.
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vonbontee on 10-11-2000
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sgt mabray writes:
It was set in the middle of the 80s and was an 80s flick. It wasn't focused on one year, but a decade. Some of the songs came out after 1985, so don't hold it to that year. Just enjoy it.
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~*315*~ writes:
even if it was 1985, which it was, he was saying it out of frustration that he could not solve the puzzle, not because no one had solved it yet.
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destruction of one writes:
So what if she wanted to solve it WITHOUT the help or aide of a book? And what if she didn't get one until that year?
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Erica writes:
Somebody doesn't "advise her to leave it alone", she herself says no-one is ever going to solve it.
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Jesi writes:
Who cares? People still use and/or play with things from the past. Come on, how many of us have pulled out old things from our past, even if only a few years ago and played around with it for awhile. Even if that movie was set in 2004, it still wouldn't be a slip up...or a big deal at all... Just because they came out in a certain year doesn't mean people don't pull old things out again.
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RLF writes:
This movie does not span a whole decade.It says right in the beginning that it's 1985,and the movie only goes on for a couple of months.
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rivulet writes:
Actually, I agree with sgt mabray... they meant that the movie represents most of the decade, or is reminiscent of it, or whatever. Not that it was actually set in the entire decade.
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missphoto87 writes:
She also could have just said that out of spite, and used exaggeration. People say stuff like that all the time- some people are just walking hyperbole's.
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Justin writes:
I agree with RLF on this one at the beginning it says Ridgefield Hall or something like that and under is 1985.
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ALXZANDER writes:
This was not a slip up in any way. It was done on purpose, therefore eliminating it as a slip up. It was supposed to be funny and it was. I would like to add that I am 32 years old, and I have only personally seen 2 people solve "The Rubik's Cube" once in 8th grade and in 2000 my husband solved it. There is a good chance that in 1985 he wouldn't have known anyone who solved it.
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