Wedding Planner

Wedding Planner

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Director: Adam Shankman

Cast: Adam Shankman, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson

     
 

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Hilarity rushes to the altar in the Jennifer Lopez/Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy The Wedding Planner. Columbia has done a fine job on this disc, starting off with a very nice 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Imperfections such as digital artifacting and edge enhancement are never present during the feature. With bold black levels and very brightSee more details below

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Hilarity rushes to the altar in the Jennifer Lopez/Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy The Wedding Planner. Columbia has done a fine job on this disc, starting off with a very nice 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer. Imperfections such as digital artifacting and edge enhancement are never present during the feature. With bold black levels and very bright colors, this transfer is very pleasing to the eye. The same might be said for the ears with the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. While sound effects are not heavily used in The Wedding Planner, this track utilizes the surround feature whenever romantic songs are in the background. Clear and concise, this track should please home theater listeners. Also included on this disc is a Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround soundtrack in English, as well as English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The Wedding Planner could be considered a special edition of sorts, boasting a bouquet of extra features. A commentary track with director Adam Shankman and screenwriters Pamela Falk and Michael Ellis is both insightful and funny. Also included on this disc are some deleted scenes that don't add much to the proceedings, a short "making of" featurette, "The Dancer and the Cowboy" featurette, some theatrical trailers, filmographies, production notes, and web links to The Wedding Planner website. If fans of romantic comedy are in the mood for DVD love, this edition of The Wedding Planner should ignite sparks.

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Editorial Reviews

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If the road to worldwide diva-hood is paved with romantic comedy vanity projects, Jennifer Lopez tosses off her first with The Wedding Planner, a sloppy mix of exaggerated scenarios and eccentric supporting characters. Perfect coifing and glossy lips define Lopez' performance, which is capable enough at certain lower levels. Blame freshman director Adam Shankman, however, for making it difficult to see her as a businesswoman defined by her superior composure. Defaulting to broadness wherever possible, Shankman subjects Lopez to one frazzled episode after another. This sort of slapstick confusion informs the film throughout, with Judy Greer especially grating as Lopez' jangled assistant. Matthew McConaughey frustrates in a more sedative manner, dispensing the same brand of insultingly lazy charm that's characterized his career to date. The Wedding Planner occasionally touches on likeability after its trying first act, but it never rises above the level of tired retread. More regrettably, it can't capitalize on its one chance at an original perspective: providing insider stuff on orchestrating society's most lavish weddings. What we get instead is Lopez spritzing smelling salts on a besotted father of the bride -- FOB, per her headset acronym-speak -- from the stash stored in her jacket lining, which would make a street hustler envious. Then again, the whole film is built on such simple bits of screenwriting fluff, designed to catch daydreaming future brides in the audience at the height of their susceptibility.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2001
UPC:
0043396061576
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
672

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2-channel Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Director and writers' commentary; Making-of featurette; The dancer and the cowboy featurette; Deleted scenes with director's commentary; Weblink to the wedding planner website; Theatrical trailers; Filmographies; Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Lopez Mary Fiore
Matthew McConaughey Steve Edison
Bridgette Wilson Fran Donolly
Justin Chambers Massimo
Judy Greer Penny
Fred Willard Basil St. Mosely
Alex Rocco Salvatore
Joanna Gleason Mrs. Donolly
Charles Kimbrough Mr. Donolly
Kevin Pollak Dr. John Dojny
Lou Myers Burt Weinberg
Frances Bay Dottie
Kathy Najimy Geri
Huntley Ritter Groom
Sally Insul Actor

Technical Credits
Adam Shankman Director,Choreography
Peter Abrams Producer
Anne Fletcher Associate Producer
Mary Gail Artz Casting
Gregory W.M. Bolton Art Director
Moritz Borman Executive Producer
Pamela Withers Chilton Costumes/Costume Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Lisa Churgin Editor
Barbara Cohen Casting
Guy East Executive Producer
Michael Ellis Screenwriter
Pamela Falk Screenwriter
Jennifer Gibgot Producer
Michele Kuznetsky Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert L. Levy Producer
Julio Macat Cinematographer
Gary Marcus Asst. Director
Mark Morgan Co-producer
Carrie Morrow Co-producer
Barbara Munch Set Decoration/Design
Geoffrey Patterson Sound/Sound Designer
Deborah del Prete Producer
Gigi Pritzker Producer
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Nigel Sinclair Executive Producer
Mervyn Warren Score Composer
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [6:43]
2. "In Good Time" [1:29]
3. Salvatore the Matchmaker [2:28]
4. "Make Me a Partner" [3:36]
5. The Donolly Family [3:16]
6. Mary Falls for Steve [2:35]
7. The Children's Ward [1:48]
8. Penny the Matchmaker [6:37]
9. "Wanna Dance?" [4:29]
10. Steve's Prior Engagement [1:25]
11. Basil St. Mosely [1:03]
12. Dancing Around the Issue [2:53]
13. The Cardinal Rule [2:29]
14. "I Honestly Love You" [:04]
15. Mary's Somebody Special [2:39]
16. Manly Bonding [1:46]
17. Back in the Saddle [:18]
18. An Arranged Marriage [2:31]
19. Limestone or Granite? [5:55]
20. "Love Is Just Love" [2:48]
21. Keith & Wendy [6:07]
22. Poor Man's Wendy [3:49]
23. Best Time He Ever Had [3:50]
24. Massimo Proposes [3:55]
25. "You're Trying to Dump Me!" [5:26]
26. "Plan on Forever" [5:38]
27. "I Object!" [1:26]
28. "I Want to Dance With You" [2:10]

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