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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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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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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Experta en bodas See more »

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, Wide Release

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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Trivia

Julio Macat: as a newspaper stand guy and sells a newspaper to Jennifer Lopez's character See more »

Goofs

The invitation to Fran & Steve's wedding shows "Saturday June 6th 2001" as the date, whereas June 6th 2001 was a Wednesday. See more »

Quotes

Steve: Why did Steve go to the movies with you? Well, first of all, Steve likes the movies. Steve had the night off. Steve said, 'Hey, a movie sounds good,' plus he got an invitation.
Mary: Why is Steve referring to himself in the third person?
Steve: What are you talking about?
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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 »

Connections

Features Flirtation Walk (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

A Groovy Kind Of Love
Written by Carole Bayer Sager and Toni Wine
Performed by Dan Finnerty
Courtesy of Dan Finnerty and Jimi Englund Productions
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What is everyone complaining about?
21 July 2005 | by TylerDurden_FCSee all my reviews

I've owned this movie for a while, and only needed to see it once before deciding to run to the store to buy it. As a matter of fact, I'm watching it right now, but I got on here and looked it up because I wanted to see what other movies the writer had written (unfortunately---it's the only one.) After looking at the ratings and comments I had to voice my own opinion.

"The Wedding Planner" has everything you could ask from a romantic comedy. Predictability is always a factor, but come on! Do we really watch these types of movies expecting to be surprised at the ending? This film is quirky; all the actors and actresses don't miss a beat and they keep it real. No matter how many times I watch it, I still find something to laugh or smile at.

I haven't yet met a MAN that likes this movie, but if you're a girl that wants something sweet, funny, entertaining, and the "romantic dream"..... in other words: a flick you watch with a pint of ice cream ( =P ) then this is the one for you.

The directing is great, the dialog is entertaining, the acting is enjoyable, the movie over-all is fantastic. It's just sweet...even my mom likes it! O_O

Honestly, stop judging the movie like you're some kind of almighty critic, and watch it for what it is. If you don't like the genre, then pick something else to watch ^_^ Me? I'll stick with "The Wedding Planner".


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