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The Wedding Planner

Jennifer Lopez  Actor Matthew McConaughey  Actor Bridgette Wilson  Actor Justin Chambers  Actor Judy Greer  Actor Fred Willard  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Questionable for Children,Adult Language,Adult Humor

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The Wedding Planner

Theatrical Release Date: 2001 01 26 (USA)

UPC: 043396061576

Studio: Columbia TriStar

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Questionable for Children, Adult Language, Adult Humor]

Summary: This lighthearted romantic comedy in the tradition of Runaway Bride (1999) casts Jennifer Lopez in the Julia Roberts mold. Lopez stars as Mary Fiore, an ambitious and successful San Francisco wedding planner who works only for the most wealthy and exclusive clients but who is also a perpetual single. Pressured by her father Sal (Alex Rocco) to settle down, Mary is saved from a collision with an out of control dumpster by Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), a successful pediatrician. After sharing a romantic evening and a dance together, Mary learns that Eddie is engaged and that she's being hired by his controlling fiancée Fran (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras), an Internet tycoon, to plan their lavish wedding. The directorial debut of former choreographer Adam Shankman, The Wedding Planner costars Kevin Pollak, Judy Greer, and Kathy Najimy. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Category: Comedy

Features: Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
Widescreen presentation
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2-channel Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Director and writers' commentary
Making-of featurette
The dancer and the cowboy featurette
Deleted scenes with director's commentary
Weblink to the wedding planner website
Theatrical trailers
Filmographies
Interactive menus
Production notes
Scene selections

The Wedding Planner

Format: DVD

Release Date: 07/03/2001

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 104 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [6:43]
2. "In Good Time" [1:29]
3. Salvatore the Matchmaker [2:28]
4. "Make Me a Partner" [3:36]
5. The Donolly Family [3:16]
6. Mary Falls for Steve [2:35]
7. The Children's Ward [1:48]
8. Penny the Matchmaker [6:37]
9. "Wanna Dance?" [4:29]
10. Steve's Prior Engagement [1:25]
11. Basil St. Mosely [1:03]
12. Dancing Around the Issue [2:53]
13. The Cardinal Rule [2:29]
14. "I Honestly Love You" [:04]
15. Mary's Somebody Special [2:39]
16. Manly Bonding [1:46]
17. Back in the Saddle [:18]
18. An Arranged Marriage [2:31]
19. Limestone or Granite? [5:55]
20. "Love Is Just Love" [2:48]
21. Keith & Wendy [6:07]
22. Poor Man's Wendy [3:49]
23. Best Time He Ever Had [3:50]
24. Massimo Proposes [3:55]
25. "You're Trying to Dump Me!" [5:26]
26. "Plan on Forever" [5:38]
27. "I Object!" [1:26]
28. "I Want to Dance With You" [2:10]

Derek Armstrong

If the road to worldwide diva-hood is paved with romantic comedy vanity projects, Jennifer Lopez tosses off her first with The Wedding Planner, a sloppy mix of exaggerated scenarios and eccentric supporting characters. Perfect coifing and glossy lips define Lopez' performance, which is capable enough at certain lower levels. Blame freshman director Adam Shankman, however, for making it difficult to see her as a businesswoman defined by her superior composure. Defaulting to broadness wherever possible, Shankman subjects Lopez to one frazzled episode after another. This sort of slapstick confusion informs the film throughout, with Judy Greer especially grating as Lopez' jangled assistant. Matthew McConaughey frustrates in a more sedative manner, dispensing the same brand of insultingly lazy charm that's characterized his career to date. The Wedding Planner occasionally touches on likeability after its trying first act, but it never rises above the level of tired retread. More regrettably, it can't capitalize on its one chance at an original perspective: providing insider stuff on orchestrating society's most lavish weddings. What we get instead is Lopez spritzing smelling salts on a besotted father of the bride -- FOB, per her headset acronym-speak -- from the stash stored in her jacket lining, which would make a street hustler envious. Then again, the whole film is built on such simple bits of screenwriting fluff, designed to catch daydreaming future brides in the audience at the height of their susceptibility. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Adam Shankman  Director 
Peter Abrams  Producer 
Moritz Borman  Executive Producer 
Deborah del Prete  Producer 
Robert L. Levy  Producer 
Nigel Sinclair  Executive Producer 
Guy East  Executive Producer 
Mervyn Warren  Composer (Music Score) 
Jennifer Gibgot  Producer 
Michael Ellis  Screenwriter 
Gigi Pritzker  Producer 
Pamela Falk  Screenwriter 
Jennifer Lopez  Actor 
Matthew McConaughey  Actor 
Bridgette Wilson  Actor 
Justin Chambers  Actor 
Judy Greer  Actor 
Alex Rocco  Actor 
Joanna Gleason  Actor 
Charles Kimbrough  Actor 
Kevin Pollak  Actor 
Fred Willard  Actor 
Lou Myers  Actor 
Frances Bay  Actor 
Kathy Najimy  Actor 
Huntley Ritter  Actor 
Sally Insul  Actor 

Country: USA