• PG-13, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Adam Shankman
    In Theaters:
    Jan 26, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 3, 2001
  • Columbia Pictures


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The Wedding Planner Reviews

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Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2003
Kit Bowen

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/4

May 9, 2003
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

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.

Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 3, 2002

| Original Score: 3/4

July 3, 2001
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

April 6, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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The work of la Lopez, who is as gifted as she is gorgeous, and by McConaughey, a dreamboat when he's at ease, is more than compensatory.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 26, 2001
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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It's made with care, which sets it apart from most recent movies of this ilk.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 26, 2001
Rasmi Simhan
Kansas City Star

A mildly entertaining flick.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

January 25, 2001
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film is particularly good at lampooning wedding kitsch, especially the practice of choosing a wedding song to give a theme to a couple and their troth.

January 25, 2001
Vera H-C Chan
Contra Costa Times

Considering how the Silicon Valley boom has made this the most romantic of cities also the most expensive, you have to admire The Wedding Planner for sustaining the ultimate fairy tale.

January 25, 2001
Andrew O'Hehir
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A chaste, lively and mildly goofy romance to dispel the winter blahs.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 25, 2001
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The perfect little confection for Valentine's Day.

January 25, 2001
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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If you liked that film with Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney, you're sure to feel at home at this one with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 25, 2001
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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On its own flyweight terms, The Wedding Planner is an appealing movie.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

January 25, 2001
Scott Chitwood

Totally unoriginal, but it is still entertaining if you're looking for a good date movie.

January 1, 2000
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

A sweet love story hampered by contrived conflicts.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A good-spirited, romantic comedy with an almost child-like innocence, the movie sweeps you off your feet and puts you in the mood for laughter and love.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Disappointing would-be romantic comedy with innuendo.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 29, 2010
Michael Dequina

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.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

March 26, 2010
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

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Time Out
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January 26, 2006
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002

August 12, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001

April 16, 2001

Empire Magazine
April 9, 2001
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Urban Cinefile
March 30, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 7, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 7, 2001
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News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

February 7, 2001
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 7, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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February 7, 2001
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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February 7, 2001
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