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The Wedding Planner Reviews

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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ebert & Roeper
February 7, 2001
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 7, 2001
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 31, 2001
Suffers particularly in inevitable comparison with My Best Friend's Wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
January 31, 2001
McConaughey is insufferably smug as always, while the bewilderingly miscast Diva appears bored and impatient.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 29, 2001
Occasionally so inept and embarrassing that it's almost physically painful to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 26, 2001
So insipid, so willfully bland, that it will probably need no nips, tucks, trims or bleeps to be ready for flight play.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 26, 2001
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 26, 2001
If you took My Best Friend's Wedding, showed it to a bunch of kids and then asked them to make the same film, they might come up with something like The Wedding Planner.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 26, 2001
A pastiche of secondhand ideas gleaned from watching Best Friend's Wedding.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
January 26, 2001
It's made with care, which sets it apart from most recent movies of this ilk.
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David Germain
Associated Press
January 26, 2001
Works oh-so-hard to make everyone in it oh-so-likable that at times the audience is going to feel oh-so-nauseated.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 26, 2001
Too often it comes up with sappiness where it needs sass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 26, 2001
A lost cause that thinks rowdiness can compensate for a story that just plain doesn't make sense.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 26, 2001
Begins brightly, then wears on too long and too predictably.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 26, 2001
The writing in Wedding Planner ... is simply not up to the task.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 26, 2001
There are times when the movie's contrivance is agonizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 26, 2001
It's as if the tone is at war with the content. Bright and bubbly, it endlessly chronicles bad behavior spun toward the positive.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 25, 2001
Strictly predictable.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 25, 2001
Too much of this belabored romance is devoted to the surprisingly unfunny complications that ensue when Mary discovers the true identity of her new crush.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 25, 2001
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.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 25, 2001
A chaste, lively and mildly goofy romance to dispel the winter blahs.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 25, 2001
A little more coarseness, or at least some originality, might have helped the jokes, which barely rise to the level of might-see TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 25, 2001
I suggest you RSVP in the negative to this Wedding invitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 25, 2001
The film's greatest flaw is its miscast leads, who conjure up zero dewy-eyed, wish-fulfillment magic.
| Original Score: 35/100
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 25, 2001
It becomes increasingly contrived and drawn out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 25, 2001
The film overloads itself.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 25, 2001
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.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 25, 2001
Lopez and McConaughey aren't the kind of pairing that makes you think these two fit.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 25, 2001
On its own flyweight terms, The Wedding Planner is an appealing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 1, 2000
Begins with considerable charm but eventually loses its winning ways with an excess of ridiculous elements.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
A flimsily constructed knockoff, completely devoid of charm and even the merest flicker of originality.