The Wedding Planner

The Wedding Planner

Adam Shankman (2001)

PG Certificate


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Jennifer Lopez strays into Julia Roberts territory here with another romantic comedy that explores the rocky road to matrimony and true love. Lopez plays a wedding organiser whose father seems intent on marrying her off to a childhood friend and who spends her free time playing Scrabble. Charged with arranging the nuptials for wealthy Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Lopez commits the cardinal sin of falling for the groom-to-be, Matthew McConaughey. The star makes a slightly implausible spinster, in her stunning Gucci wardrobe and all-weather lip gloss. McConaughey is far more believable as the doctor who saves her from a nasty accident, falls in love, and then faces a dilemma about which woman to dump. A box-office hit in America, this debut feature from director Adam Shankman is perfect if you're looking for a traditional "date" movie.


A single woman who organises weddings for a living is swept off her feet by a dashing doctor, but her dreams of him becoming her husband suffer a setback when she discovers she has already been hired to organise his marriage to another woman. Romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers and Joanna Gleason.

Cast & Crew

Mary Fiore Jennifer Lopez
Steve Edison Matthew McConaughey
Fran Donolly Bridgette Wilson-Sampras
Massimo Justin Chambers
Penny Judy Greer
Salvatore Alex Rocco
Mrs Donolly Joanna Gleason
Mr Donolly Charles Kimbrough
Basil St Mosely Fred Willard
Dr John Dojny Kevin Pollak
Director Adam Shankman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: PathéGuidance: Edited for language. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama