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The Wedding Planner (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 26 January 2001 (USA)
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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.


Adam Shankman
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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 <ronborgstedt@sbcglobal.net>

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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 movie-at-the-park scene, where Steve/Eddie is throwing away the colored M&Ms, he says he only eats the brown ones believing they have "the least artificial coloring because chocolate's already brown." The fact is likely the opposite, since the shell over the M&M is sugar and food coloring, not chocolate. It's likely that the lighter colored M&Ms have the least artificial coloring because it takes less food coloring to make lighter colors, while on the other hand it takes many colors/food coloring to mix a darker "chocolate brown" color. Considering he is a children's Doctor, it seems a strange oversight. See more »


At the beginning, Fran's full name is said to be Francine, but the wedding announcements show Frances. But Frances just like Fran is a nickname for Francine so it could go either way. See more »


Burt: [Mary asks Steve to dance and Steve says no] A girl asks you to dance, you dance
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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 (Path√©). See more »


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User Reviews

It's cute BUT....
29 January 2004 | by triple8See all my reviews

This is a JLO romantic comedy. Make no mistake this movie defines the term "by the numbers". It is predictable to a tee, has the typical "formula" plot and sticks to it rigorously. BUT then again-if your looking for a piece of predictable fluff.... you could do worse.

This maybe predictable but it IS at times mildly entertaining. At lease this is watchable and kind of cute-Although you never believe for a moment that Jennifer Lopez character is anyone other then JLO at least the movie doesn't drag as with a lot of movies of this "formula genre" as I like to call them. It's an entertaining(mildly) way to pass an hour or two-I'd give this 6 out of 10.

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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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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