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The Wedding Planner (2001)



Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 103
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 86

Instead of being light and charming, this romantic comedy is heavy-handed and contrived in its execution. Also, it's too unoriginal.


Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 25

Instead of being light and charming, this romantic comedy is heavy-handed and contrived in its execution. Also, it's too unoriginal.



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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


Comedy, Romance

Michael Ellis, Andrea King, Pamela Falk

Jul 3, 2001


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All Critics (121) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (86) | DVD (18)

Suffers particularly in inevitable comparison with My Best Friend's Wedding.

January 31, 2001 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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McConaughey is insufferably smug as always, while the bewilderingly miscast Diva appears bored and impatient.

January 31, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Occasionally so inept and embarrassing that it's almost physically painful to sit through.

January 29, 2001 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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It runs of romance and it runs out of laughs.

January 29, 2001
Good Morning America
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So insipid, so willfully bland, that it will probably need no nips, tucks, trims or bleeps to be ready for flight play.

January 26, 2001
Seattle Times
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Disappointing would-be romantic comedy with innuendo.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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.

March 26, 2010 Full Review Source:

The script recycles every cliché you could possibly imagine (and then some).

February 24, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

The Wedding Planner is a bit of fluff, but fluff can be entertaining taken in light doses.

December 17, 2002 Full Review Source:

Its manner is as light as wedding cake frosting and its lead performances are as poised as the bride and groom at the top of the cake.

September 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World
Lawrence Journal-World

Although Lopez projects her usual charisma here, McConaughey seems as out of place as Will Rogers playing Rhett Butler.

August 2, 2002 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

One of the more confused romantic comedies.

July 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

when J-Lo tries to be J-Ro (as in Julia Roberts), the results are no-go. Obnoxious and unfunny from start to finish, "Planner" is about as tender and comforting as a fairy tale shouted through a bullhorn.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

It's a modestly successful romantic comedy, much like those old-fashioned fluff films of yesterday.

April 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

May be one of the most cheerfully unamusing movies in a long time.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

Una cinta más de las que podremos olvidar pronto.

July 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Cinenganos

Su complaciente y sentimentaloide final termina por fastidiar una historia que de por sí ya tenía problemas.

May 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

An old-fashioned romantic comedy about a career woman who has to choose whether or not to follow her heart.

April 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

This is exactly the kind of movie that thinks it's funny for someone to be demolished by a speeding dumpster.

March 19, 2001 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

A commonplace little offering, low on charm, but trudging ahead anyway, with nary a laugh.

March 5, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

... so short of substance, so lacking in vigour and so forgettable that it's just not possible to work up a good hatred.

February 13, 2001 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Planner

Too many stereotypes. Just the kind of rom-com I don't really like.
July 16, 2012

Super Reviewer

I loved this film. One of Jennifer Lopez best films. A really great romcom!
June 23, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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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.
October 9, 2010
T Tsang

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Jennifer Lopez does not know how to act. not a good film at all.
August 16, 2010
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