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The Wedding Planner Reviews

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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2001
Suffers particularly in inevitable comparison with My Best Friend's Wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 31, 2001
McConaughey is insufferably smug as always, while the bewilderingly miscast Diva appears bored and impatient.
January 29, 2001
Occasionally so inept and embarrassing that it's almost physically painful to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
January 26, 2001
A pastiche of secondhand ideas gleaned from watching Best Friend's Wedding.
January 26, 2001
It's made with care, which sets it apart from most recent movies of this ilk.
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.
January 26, 2001
Too often it comes up with sappiness where it needs sass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2001
A lost cause that thinks rowdiness can compensate for a story that just plain doesn't make sense.
January 26, 2001
Begins brightly, then wears on too long and too predictably.
January 26, 2001
The writing in Wedding Planner ... is simply not up to the task.
January 26, 2001
There are times when the movie's contrivance is agonizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
January 25, 2001
Strictly predictable.
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.
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.
January 25, 2001
A chaste, lively and mildly goofy romance to dispel the winter blahs.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 25, 2001
I suggest you RSVP in the negative to this Wedding invitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 25, 2001
The film's greatest flaw is its miscast leads, who conjure up zero dewy-eyed, wish-fulfillment magic.
Read More | Original Score: 35/100
January 25, 2001
It becomes increasingly contrived and drawn out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2001
The film overloads itself.
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.
January 25, 2001
Lopez and McConaughey aren't the kind of pairing that makes you think these two fit.
January 25, 2001
On its own flyweight terms, The Wedding Planner is an appealing movie.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Begins with considerable charm but eventually loses its winning ways with an excess of ridiculous elements.
January 1, 2000
A flimsily constructed knockoff, completely devoid of charm and even the merest flicker of originality.