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The Wedding Planner
Known as: Wedding Planner
Online Status: Owned on UV
Price at time of addition: Unknown
Category: GENERAL
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time: 103 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
Theater Release Date: 2001
Origional Release Date: 2001-01-01
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Widescreen)
Language: English
Subtitles: English,French
Dubbed: French
Director: Adam Shankman
ID: 242
UPC: 043396061576
EAN: 9780767863285
MPN: 043396061576
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Date Added: 2010-08-31
Jennifer Lopez
Matthew McConaughey


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When a wedding planner falls in love with one of her biggest clients, she must decide whether to plan his wedding, or steal his heart.

The good news is, yes, Jennifer Lopez can do comedy. In The Wedding Planner Lopez is Mary, a lovable woman who believes "those who can't do, teach. Those who can't wed, plan!" Her slapstick moments are lighthearted and she is spot-on as the controlling, compulsive-yet-sweet planner. The bad news is Lopez didn't get much of a vehicle in which to test drive her newfound comedic skills.

Mary's life is her career. Planning other people's weddings takes all of her time, leaving no room for a love life of her own. Her only personal life is a Scrabble club, to which she and her father (Alex Rocco, whose wandering Italian accent is painful to listen to) belong. When a handsome young doctor (Matthew McConaughey) saves her from a collision with a runaway dumpster (really, it works), she is instantly wooed by his quiet charm. Too bad he's the fiancé of Mary's biggest client, Fran (played winningly by Bridgette Wilson-Sampras), the job that will launch Mary as a partner in her firm.

The main problem with this film is that no one wants to hurt anyone else's feelings. Everyone is just so gosh-darn nice. In a subplot, Mary's father is trying to arrange her marriage to just the nicest Italian boy. Gee, he's sweet. Golly, Fran is nice. Is there ever a way out of this mess and to leave everyone smiling? Yet, there is a touch of old-fashioned romance to this wholesome film, which can only be described as "cute." And while things may unfold in a predictable manner, The Wedding Planner is still lighthearted fun of the sort that inspires dreamy romantic thoughts. --Jenny Brown

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