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The Wedding Planner -- A romantic comedy about love, destiny and other events you just can't plan for. Mary Fiore (Lopez) is a wedding planner whose singular dedication to her work has kept her from finding the man of her dreams. When she finally meets "Mr. Right" (McConaughey), he turns out to be the groom from one of her upcoming weddings.
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Writers (WGA):
Pamela Falk (written by) &
Michael Ellis (written by)
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Release Date:
26 January 2001 (USA) See more »
His big day is her big problem. See more »
Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A flawed, mildly formulaic but likable and charming romantic comedy that will probably keep you smiling See more (226 total) »


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Jennifer Lopez ... Mary Fiore

Matthew McConaughey ... Steve Edison

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Fran Donolly

Justin Chambers ... Massimo

Judy Greer ... Penny

Alex Rocco ... Salvatore

Joanna Gleason ... Mrs. Donolly

Charles Kimbrough ... Mr. Donolly

Kevin Pollak ... Dr. John Dojny

Fred Willard ... Basil St. Mosely

Lou Myers ... Burt Weinberg

Frances Bay ... Dottie

Kathy Najimy ... Geri
Cortney Shounia ... Mary Fiore - Age 7

Philip Pavel ... Benton

Natalia Safran ... Crying Bride (as Natalia Jaroszyk)

F. William Parker ... Father of the Bride - Mr. Bartlett

Caisha Williams ... Self-Conscious Bridesmaid

Dan Finnerty ... Best Man

Fabiana Udenio ... Anna Bosco

Bree Turner ... Tracy - Bride
Don West ... Bernard
Susan Mosher ... Frieda

Peter Brown ... Justice
Adam Loeffler ... Boy in Hospital
Chelsea Hollingsworth ... Girl in Hospital
Bianca Brockl ... Girl in Hospital
Karon Bihari ... Guest

Nicole Arlyn ... Guest (as Nikki Arlyn)
Seth Howard ... Bellhop

Greg Lauren ... Keith
Magali Amadei ... Wendy
Phil Chong ... Taxi Driver
Lydell M. Cheshier ... Guard in Statue Park (as Lydell Cheshier)
Dee Dee Weathers ... Bride Copeland Wedding
Harry Danner ... Wedding Minister
Anthony Catala ... Wedding Photographer
Betsy Brockhurst ... Sister Elizabeth Scrabble

Huntley Ritter ... Groom
Joan Del Mar ... Renee
Raphaela Kleiman ... Flower Girl

Rocco Vienhage ... Man

Marc Shaiman ... Piano Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hollie Beach ... Sheila (uncredited)

Juan Canopii ... Movie Patron (uncredited)

Christopher D. Childers ... Dancer (uncredited)

Wahayn Inello Clayton ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Chris Daher ... Grooms Brother (uncredited)

Carina Dawn ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)

Micki Duran ... Dancer (uncredited)
Marc Gardner ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Jake Gentry ... Curious Bystander (uncredited)
Samuel Givens ... Park Dancer (uncredited)
Gordon Hart ... Dancer in Park (uncredited)

Jim Hechim ... Usher (uncredited)
James Howell ... Flower Shop Attendant (uncredited)
Erik Hyler ... Dancer (uncredited)

Mário Lara ... Millionaire (uncredited)

Julio Macat ... Newspaper Stand Guy (uncredited)
Bobby Pappas ... Greek Groom (uncredited)
Maurice Schwartzman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Adele Uddo ... Girl in Red Dress at the Wedding (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Shankman 
Writing credits
Pamela Falk (written by) &
Michael Ellis (written by)

Produced by
Peter Abrams .... producer
Moritz Borman .... executive producer
Deborah Del Prete .... producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Anne Fletcher .... associate producer
Jennifer Gibgot .... producer
Robert L. Levy .... producer
Mark Morgan .... co-producer
Carrie Morrow .... co-producer
Gigi Pritzker .... producer
Nina R. Sadowsky .... executive producer
Chris Sievernich .... executive producer
Nigel Sinclair .... executive producer
Sabrina Sipantzi Ballard .... line producer: second unit (as Sabrina Sipantzi)
Meg Ryan .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Mervyn Warren 
Cinematography by
Julio Macat (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lisa Zeno Churgin 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
Production Design by
Bob Ziembicki 
Art Direction by
Gregory Bolton 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Munch 
Costume Design by
Pamela Withers 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... key makeup artist
Lynda Gurasich .... key hair stylist
Kay Majerus .... assistant hair stylist
Ken Paves .... hair stylist: J. Lopez
Janine Rath .... hair stylist: M. McConaughey (as Janine Rath-Thompson)
Cyndi Reece-Thorne .... assistant makeup artist (as Cyndi Reece Thorne)
Matthew Van Leeuwen .... makeup artist: J. Lopez
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup artist: M. McConaughey
Production Management
Eric Abrahamson .... production supervisor
Terra Abroms .... post-production supervisor (as Terra Mair Abroms)
Marion Douglas .... executive in charge of production
Tony Mark .... unit production manager
Carrie Morrow .... unit production manager
Volker Schauz .... executive in charge of production: IMF
Tobin Armbrust .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Dupont .... second assistant director (as Philippe R. Dupont)
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director
Donald Murphy .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Randy Bobbitt .... art department associate (as Randall A. Bobbitt)
Mark W. Brown .... lead set dresser
Christopher Carlson .... lead man
Kathleen Hughes .... assistant property master (as Kathleen Darlin Hughes)
Kevin Hughes .... property master
Bill Iiams .... construction coordinator
Jon Moberg .... assistant property master (as Jonathan E. Moberg)
Thomas Power .... on-set dresser (as Tom Power)
Mark Rasmussen .... construction general foreman
Greg Sanger .... lead man
Greg Aronowitz .... break-away statue fabrication and model maker (uncredited)
Susan A. Burig .... graphic designer (uncredited)
James Burke .... greensman (uncredited)
Stacey Byers .... set designer (uncredited)
Gary Clark .... head paint foreman (uncredited)
Michael Crowe .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser (uncredited)
James Diggs .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Scott Garrett .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Billy Iiams Jr. .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Gilbert Johnson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mark David Kersey .... greensman (uncredited)
Jim Wardell .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Marc David Fishman)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
David Grant .... dialogue recordist
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Thomas Jones .... adr supervisor (as Thomas Jones III)
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer (as Derek Marcel)
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor
Geoffrey Patterson .... production sound mixer
Alec St. John .... assistant sound editor
Mark Steinbeck .... boom operator (as Mark D. Steinbeck)
Ben Wienert .... cable puller
Mark Choi .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Robert Getty .... adr editor (uncredited)
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Sean Landeros .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Anne Slack .... sound editor (uncredited)
Johanna Turner .... transfer engineer (uncredited)
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Chris Bailey .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mark Kolpack .... visual effects supervisor
Corey Bramall .... digital artist (uncredited)
Mark S. Driscoll .... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects Inc. (uncredited)
Henrik Fett .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK Effects Inc. (uncredited)
Christopher Ivins .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Danny S. Kim .... compositor (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunts
Jill Brown .... stunt double
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunt coordinator (as Corey Eubanks)
Gordon Hansen .... stunts
Janie Liszewski .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunts
Bob Orrison .... stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Alan Wyatt Jr.)
Merritt Yohnka .... stunts
Rocky Capella .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Carpenter .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Larson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Mark Norby .... stunt double: Matthew McConaughey (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Batzdorff .... still photographer (as Ronald Batzdorf)
Greg Bubb .... Steadicam operator (as Gregory Bubb)
Greg Bubb .... camera operator: "a" camera (as Gregory Bubb)
David Chameides .... Steadicam operator
Tom Cherry .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Thomas R. Cherry)
Gary Dagg .... key grip
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... camera loader
Lonnie S. Gatlin .... best boy electric (as Lonnie Gatlin)
Charles Hatcher .... dolly grip
Michael J. Hogan .... video assist operator
Steele Hunter .... best boy grip
Bob E. Krattiger .... gaffer (as Bobby Krattiger)
Ron Peterson .... second assistant camera
Steve Peterson .... first assistant camera (as W. Steve Peterson)
Joseph F. Valentine .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Joe Valentine)
Lorna Leslie .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Lorna Leslie .... camera loader: San Francisco (uncredited)
David W. Nims .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial director of photography (uncredited)
Brennan Price .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David Schmalz .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Paul Wilkowsky .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Maureen Whalen .... casting associate
Kristan Berona .... extras casting (uncredited)
Mary Clutts .... extras casting assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Virginia Burton .... costume supervisor
Jackie Caro .... costumer
Sara Daubney .... costumer (as Sara W. Daubney-Kinney)
Suzanne Flores .... costumer (as Suzanne M. Flores)
Ann Foley .... assistant costume designer
Daniel Hernandez .... costumer
Jill Korengold .... key set costumer
Nancy Smytka .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Phillip J. Bartell .... first assistant editor
Angela Barton .... assistant editor (as Angela A. Barton)
Stephanie M. Casey .... second assistant editor
George Cunningham .... apprentice editor
Bruce Green .... additional editor
Kim Ju .... post-production assistant
David Orr .... color timer
Kenny Rummell .... post-production assistant
Tim Wilson .... assistant editor
Greg Babor .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
James E. Wade .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Zone .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Daniel Allan Carlin .... supervising music editor (as Daniel Carlin)
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Lise Richardson .... preview music editor
Marc Shaiman .... consultant: musical score
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Frank Wolf .... score mixer
Frank Wolf .... score recordist
Richard A. Harrison .... preview music editor (uncredited)
Mervyn Warren .... music arranger (uncredited)
Mervyn Warren .... music producer (uncredited)
Mervyn Warren .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Krister C. Johnson .... transportation co-captain (as Krister Johnson)
Griff Ruggles .... transportation captain
Johnny Videgain .... transportation co-captain (as John Videgain)
Matthew Talamantes .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Erika Armin .... assistant: Ms. Sadowsky
Kristina Birkmayer .... assistant to location managers
Ann Christman .... production secretary (as Ann S. Christman)
Melissa Stanley Cohen .... production coordinator (as Melissa 'Stanley' Cohen)
Paul Davis .... representative: Intermedia Films
Matt DiFranco .... assistant production coordinator
Bianca Douglas .... production assistant
Will Evans .... representative: Intermedia Films
Anne Fletcher .... choreographer
Elizabeth Gilman .... production assistant
Kathy Goodman .... representative: Intermedia Films
Joyce Green .... production assistant
Tim Haslam .... representative: Intermedia Films
Eric Hedayat .... location manager
Peter Hollocker .... key production assistant
William Jorgenson .... assistant to location managers
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Josh Kuhn .... craft service (as Joshua M. Kuhn)
Cyndi Martin .... production assistant (as Cyndi 'Cutter' Martin)
Andy Mayson .... representative: Intermedia Films
Katie McCaffrey .... assistant production coordinator (as Catherine McCaffrey)
Matthew Mizel .... assistant: Mr. Shankman
Samatha Moss .... assistant: Mr. McConaughey
Stephen Price .... location manager
Susan Ransom .... production assistant
Sharron Reynolds .... script supervisor (as Sharon Reynolds-Enriquez)
Tiana Rios .... assistant: Ms. Lopez (as Tania Rios)
Arlene Rodriguez .... assistant: Ms. Lopez
Scott Rorie .... production assistant
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Adam Shankman .... choreographer
Nicole Somers .... assistant: Mr. Abrams and Mr. Levy
Lisa Thomas .... assistant accountant (as Lisa C. Thomas)
Christi Tidman .... production accountant
Steve Bannatyne .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Bird .... location scout (uncredited)
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (uncredited)
Gabe de Kelaita .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam M. Dunne-De'Coligny .... production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Gary .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Jason Gutierrez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Thomas M. Harrigan .... location scout (uncredited)
Oliver Hengst .... production executive: IMF (uncredited)
Hannah M. Hinkel .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Jason Hinkel .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Derek Hurd .... craft service (uncredited)
Douglas W. McHenry .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Carmen Molinari .... lead stand-in (uncredited)
Chris Munday .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Michael Neal .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Michelle Pinkney .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Sandy Reed .... craft service (uncredited)
Julene Renee .... dancer (uncredited)
Chad Saxton .... additional set production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Tamara Torres .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Jude S. Walko .... production secretary: San Francisco (uncredited)
Chris Wessman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael White .... location assistant (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice (uncredited)
Jeromy Zajonc .... production assistant: San Francisco (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Willie Brown .... special thanks (as Major Willie L. Brown Jr.)
Michael K. Eitelman .... special thanks (as Mike Eitelman)
Oribe .... special thanks
Steven Stabler .... special thanks (as Steve Stabler)
Ruth Vitale .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual humor
103 min
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Continuity: In the park, there's a tight shot of Dr. Edison flicking all the "non-brown" M&Ms out of his hand but when he explains why he's doing it his hand continues to move. Then when it cuts back to a medium shot, colored M&Ms are back in his hand.See more »
Steve:[taking off Mary's neck brace] Woah, you've got a big neck.
Mary:I have a big neck?
Steve:No, don't get me wrong it's a fine neck, it's just that i haven't had a patient over the age of 6 in the past 5 years.
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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A flawed, mildly formulaic but likable and charming romantic comedy that will probably keep you smiling, 3 July 2001
Author: mattymatt4ever from Jersey City, NJ

True, "The Wedding Planner" does have its share of cinematic conceits. Just watching the previews, you pretty much have a good idea what's going to happen in the end. But unlike many romantic comedies, this is not predictable by the minute. The characters are likable and charming, and you get quite engrossed in them. The actors are charming as well. Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McCoughnahey are equally good and have a fine chemistry. The scenes, in general, are handled in a sweet-natured fashion without becoming nauseatingly sentimental. The opening scene is very original and made me laugh. In the first scene, we get an idea of how Mary (Lopez) plans her weddings, staging them like a secret service operation, strapping wires to the bride and groom, feeding them suggestions as they walk down the aisle and making sure all the guests are in order pronto. There are certain moments of "sitcom stupidity." There's a scene where Steve (McCoughnahey) gets his hand stuck to a statue's privates. The comedy was badly timed and the scene appeared quite lame. A similar joke was used in Rodney Dangerfield's "Meet Wally Sparks," but was done in a much more structured manner and spawned hilarious results. About the member of the cast who I felt was a little hammy was Alex Rocco as Mary's Sicilian father. His accent comes and goes, and in some scenes he struggles so much with it that he starts talking like someone with down syndrome. Fred Willard has a short but funny, scene-stealing role (when hasn't Willard stolen the show?) as a ballroom dance teacher. There are some moments in the plot that are forced and created simply to move the film along, so we can quickly arrive at the "juicy climax." One of the subplots involves Mary's father trying to fix his daughter up with this silly, thick-accented Sicilian cassanova. He wants her to get married to him, but she refuses. Throughout the film, they don't seem to have any more than a friendly bond. Yet later in the film, he makes a sweet proposal and Mary actually agrees to marry him. The ending is far-fetched and over-the-top, and though I can't discuss it you've probably seen this ending before. One thing I have to credit the writers for is refusing to make Fran (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras--Man, is she sooooo beautiful!!!) a total b**ch, like they would in most films of a similiar plot. The way the formula goes is the guy's engaged this girl, while another girl captures his heart. But the girl he's engaged to is usually so unlikable that you wonder why he wanted to marry her in the first place. I'm glad they didn't take that cheap route. Even Fran has a certain charm to her character. The charming characters and the charming actors are really what makes this movie worth seeing. Yes, it's pretty much (though less than usual) a formula romantic comedy, but a likable one because of the way we're captured by the people on screen. This is not a great film, it has its dull moments, it has its silly moments, but it's often a fun and pleasant movie experience. You'll fall in love with "The Wedding Planner."

My score: 7 (out of 10)

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