Reviewed by: A.C. Menkin
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|Featuring:||Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson, Judy Greer, Justin Chambers|
|Producer:||Peter Abrams, Robert L Levy, Jennifer Gibgot, Deborah Del Prete, Gigi Pritzker, Robert Levy|
What happens when your wedding planner and your fiancé fall in love? A high society daughter (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) and a doctor (Matthew McConaughey) are set to be married in one of the most extravagant, upscale weddings of San Francisco. For the wedding to be a success, they have hired Mary (Jennifer Lopez), a sought after top-notch wedding planner, whose life consists of only work and her father.
The doctor meets Mary by accident when he rescues her from becoming road kill by a runaway dumpster. This introduction, and prince-charming rescue, launches the groom and the wedding planner into potentially compromising situations. But that’s not all!
Mary’s father, an Italian who grew to love his wife through an arranged marriage, decides to arrange a marriage between his daughter and an old-time Italian family friend who grew up with Mary. This definitely complicates matters.
Once Mary realizes that Prince Charming is the fiancé of her new client, she makes a difficult and moral decision not to pursue the man she loves. Throughout the film, Mary and the doctor are constantly faced with opportunities to follow their desires for each other or do what they know is right.
Meanwhile, Mr. Italian continues his relentless pursuit to have Mary’s hand in marriage and eventually Mary agrees. So do Mary and Mr. Italian tie the knot? Does the doctor marry his bride? Even though this movie is predictable, “The Wedding Planner” leaves audiences with a warm, confident feeling that good guys and moral decisions do have the best finish.
The comedy in the film has a mixture of adult humor and a couple of “blushing” moments. Overall, the humor ranks clever in some areas and predictable in others, none the less, funny. The language also ranks better than most PG-13 films, but does have a few “ear-closing” spots.