The Wedding Planner Reviews

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March 22, 2002
April 16, 2001
January 31, 2001
Suffers particularly in inevitable comparison with My Best Friend's Wedding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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