The Wedding Planner (2001)
Critic Consensus: Instead of being light and charming, this romantic comedy is heavy-handed and contrived in its execution. Also, it's too unoriginal.
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. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Planner
Suffers particularly in inevitable comparison with My Best Friend's Wedding.
McConaughey is insufferably smug as always, while the bewilderingly miscast Diva appears bored and impatient.
Occasionally so inept and embarrassing that it's almost physically painful to sit through.
Not so much a movie than just another tool in the entertainment-world-domination plot concocted by the burgeoning, big-butt-blessed multimedia phenomenon nicknamed J. Lo.
The script recycles every cliché you could possibly imagine (and then some).
Audience Reviews for The Wedding Planner
Too many stereotypes. Just the kind of rom-com I don't really like.
I loved this film. One of Jennifer Lopez best films. A really great romcom!
Good rom com about a chance meeting of a couple who fall for each other. Only to discover the guy is getting married and the girl turns out to be his wedding planner.
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