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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Cortney Shounia ... Mary Fiore - Age 7
Philip Pavel ... Benton


Mary Fiore is the wedding planner. She's ambitious, hard-working, extremely organized, and she knows exactly what to do and say to make any wedding a spectacular event. Bt when Mary falls (literally) for a handsome doctor her busy yet uncomplicated life is turned upside down - he's the groom in the biggest wedding of her career! Will she help him walk down the aisle with his internet tycoon girlfriend, or will Mary finally get to be the bride herself? When it comes to love, you can never plan what's going to happen. Written by Ron Borgstedt <>

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A romantic comedy about love, destiny and other events you just can't plan for. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


In the theatrical trailer, the Columbia Pictures woman is wearing a wedding dress. Confusingly, in 2020, in Ireland, that version removed the Columbia logo, and started with the independent production company logo. See more »


Wire can be seen between torso and extended arm of figure when Mary and Steve are shopping for statues. See more »


Steve: [while taking dance lessons] If you're thinking what I'm thinking...
Mary: What I'm thinking involves a machete and a pair of pliers!
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Alternate Versions

UK version was edited for language (a single sexual expletive) to secure a PG rating. An uncut 12 rating was available to the distributor (Pathé). See more »


Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Chris Is Us (2020) See more »


I Honestly Love You
Written by Peter Allen and Jeff Barry
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Courtesy of MCA Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not Enough Redeeming Qualities
15 July 2001 | by DanB-4See all my reviews

Let's make a list of the major flaws in this movie.

1. Jennifer Lopez is one of, if not, the most famous Latina entertainers in the world. Why make her Italian?

2. Justin Chambers is horrible as the love forlorn Italian immigrant. His accent is so bad is ruins his otherwise likable character.

3. Lopez and Matthew McConaughey generate no chemistry. I just did not care what happened to them. I hoped that Lopez would go for the other guy.

4. This movie is an excuse to promote Lopez songs.

Movies in which a bright and intelligent woman falls for a spineless letch are starting to wear on me. I just could not believe that a character as strong a Lopez's would fall for such a weiner.

That said, Brigette Wilson and Alex Rocco are great, and there are some fun moments in this film. But please - did the makers of this film watch the scene where Lopez takes a bottle of "solvent" out of her purse to remove a stone penis that his glued to McConaugehy's hand? Good thing she had that solvent! ** out of ****.

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Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wedding Planner See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,510,293, 28 January 2001

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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