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The Wedding Planner

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Overview

This lighthearted romantic comedy in the tradition of Runaway Bride 1999 casts Jennifer Lopez in the Julia Roberts mold. Lopez stars as Mary Fiore, an ambitious and successful San Francisco wedding planner who works only for the most wealthy and exclusive clients but who is also a perpetual single. Pressured by her father Sal Alex Rocco to settle down, Mary is saved from a collision with an out of control dumpster by Steve Edison Matthew McConaughey, a successful pediatrician. After sharing a romantic evening and...
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Overview

This lighthearted romantic comedy in the tradition of Runaway Bride 1999 casts Jennifer Lopez in the Julia Roberts mold. Lopez stars as Mary Fiore, an ambitious and successful San Francisco wedding planner who works only for the most wealthy and exclusive clients but who is also a perpetual single. Pressured by her father Sal Alex Rocco to settle down, Mary is saved from a collision with an out of control dumpster by Steve Edison Matthew McConaughey, a successful pediatrician. After sharing a romantic evening and a dance together, Mary learns that Eddie is engaged and that she's being hired by his controlling fiancée Fran Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, an Internet tycoon, to plan their lavish wedding. The directorial debut of former choreographer Adam Shankman, The Wedding Planner costars Kevin Pollak, Judy Greer, and Kathy Najimy.
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2001
  • UPC: 043396061552
  • Original Release: 2001
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

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
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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted October 16, 2013

    The Best Movie!!, I loved it!!!. Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McCo

    The Best Movie!!, I loved it!!!. Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey are just perfect. They did a marvelous job. They have wonderful chemistry together. This is Matthew's best romantic comedy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

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    Nice!!!

    When i watched the dvd the day i bought it i enjoyed it im gonna watch the movie again cause i really liked it wow such a nice movie it really was!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Hey J.Lo fans everywhere, this movie is divinely sweet and no one plays the role better or hotter than Jennifer Lopez. Mattew is a modern day CASANOVA that could crash my party anyday. Seriously, its overall great show it to your bridal party and drink lots of Gallo wine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Jennifer+Matthew=Winning Combination

    Throughly entertaining. Casting is superb! Jennifer and Matthew should have already made another movie together...comedy or drama... the chemistry is there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Entertaining

    I don't have anything against romantic comedies, I just prefer movies with a bit more suspense and action. I got this just to have something to watch. Surprise! It was great! It was funny, romantic and sweet. Plus, Jenn and Matt looked so cute together.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    just chance

    For a just chance encounter this movie was great. First the guy meats girl. second guy runs into girl. third guy falls in love with girl. all 3 essential parts for a love story are met. this movie will keep you on your feet as you wonder whether both parties will marry the person they are expected to marry. or weather they will follow their hearts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An adorable movie

    This movie is a great combination of comedy and romance. It's not just a girl movie- a guy could definitely enjoy it. Both Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey are great in this movie, and the make an adorable couple. It's very funny and sweet, with a great ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2001

    Funny, cool, here's my rating

    A movie needs to be fun, well, here you go. This movie has charm, comedy, and the best cast. Jennifer Lopez, is even better than acting than at singing, and Matthew McConaughey, has charm, and is the perfect person to put in this type of movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TRE MAGNiFiQUE!

    THE BEST MOVIE EVER!! this movie shows that J.Lo CAN act! its a wonderful love story and HILARIOUS! "the wedding planner" is about a perfectionist (Mary) who is afraid to love someone after her ex-finacee ditches her for his high school girl-friend. Mary then meets Steve the groom in one of the weddings she is planning. this comical video is off the wall hilarious! i recommend it to all! chick flicks aren't always just for chicks. "the wedding planner" is an entertaining movie for ALL ages! from brown m&m's to "i do's" at the alter you will enjoy this video! LOVE CAN BE FUN!

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