The Wedding Planner
The Wedding Planner (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 26, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Instead of being light and charming, this romantic comedy is heavy-handed and contrived in its execution. Also, it's too unoriginal.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Suffers particularly in inevitable comparison with My Best Friend's Wedding.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

So insipid, so willfully bland, that it will probably need no nips, tucks, trims or bleeps to be ready for flight play.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Disappointing would-be romantic comedy with innuendo.

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Jessica Winter
Village Voice

McConaughey is insufferably smug as always, while the bewilderingly miscast Diva appears bored and impatient.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The work of la Lopez, who is as gifted as she is gorgeous, and by McConaughey, a dreamboat when he's at ease, is more than compensatory.

Michael Dequina

Not so much a movie than just another tool in the entertainment-world-domination plot concocted by the burgeoning, big-butt-blessed multimedia phenomenon nicknamed J. Lo.

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James Berardinelli

Occasionally so inept and embarrassing that it's almost physically painful to sit through.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

If you took My Best Friend's Wedding, showed it to a bunch of kids and then asked them to make the same film, they might come up with something like The Wedding Planner.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The script recycles every cliché you could possibly imagine (and then some).

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Too many stereotypes. Just the kind of rom-com I don't really like.
erika bruhns
Jennifer Lopez does not know how to act. not a good film at all.
Bethany Murphy
I loved this film. One of Jennifer Lopez best films. A really great romcom!
Dean McKenna
This sometimes-funny affair about the basics and fallacies of love is crippled by dumb progressions in both plot and subplots.
Candy Rose
Good rom com about a chance meeting of a couple who fall for each other. Only to discover the guy is getting married and the girl turns out to be his wedding… More
Alice Shen
Sweet typical romantic comedy. Nice tango confrontation sequence.