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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.

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Adam Shankman
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Bree Turner, who plays the bride needing comforting by Jennifer Lopez at the beginning of the movie, also opened another wedding movie, as a bridesmaid in the opening title sequence performance in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997). Fan theories claim it was her playing the same character, still unlucky in love. See more »

Goofs

When Steve rescues Mary from the dumpster, they fall to the ground and Steve catches her head with his left hand. In the next few shots, his hand jumps from underneath her head to a hand either side of her head. See more »

Quotes

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 (Pathé). See more »

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Referenced in Greek: Legacy (2011) See more »

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Not So Fast
Written and Produced by Sourcerer
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A little bit of predictable lovefluff...
26 October 2002 | by FrozenDreamerSee all my reviews

Another one of those lovey dovey movies to follow suit with many others that have come before it. One thing sets this one apart from the others though... J-Lo is superb in her role and the ideal leading lady.

Lets not forget the eye candy of course... Justin Chambers is gorgeous in this, my mouth dropped open with flows of drool spewing onto the carpet as he proposed to J-Lo... his eyes are marve and that smile! *faint*.

More seriously though, The Wedding Planner does follow the more predictable path, as many other people have already pointed out. The second McConaughey saves Lopez from the runaway dustbin, you KNOW what the ending is going to be. Oh well... still fun to watch with a little wine and chocolate on a Saturday night in.

Two other things before I go... did anyone else notice the taxi driver at the beginning of the movie, and the one at the end in the cab with McConaughey were the same. What are the odds of that happening? And finally... the one thing that ruined this for me. Lopez's earpiece is the same as the one I use at work... so the movie reminded me I have work on Monday... POO!!!

6.5 flaps out of 10


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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,510,293, 28 January 2001

Gross USA:

$60,400,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$94,728,529
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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