The Wedding Planner

MV5BMjE3NTc5MzA0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTU3ODc5._V1_SX214_Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers, Judy Greer

Mary (Lopez) is a highly-driven wedding planner who is vying for ‘partner’ in her firm – a firm that caters mainly for high end weddings. She is fairly sceptical of true love after having her heart broken, and takes bets on how long the clients’ marriages will last.

So because she is so busy organising other people’s weddings, Mary’s Italian father has arranged a marriage for her with an old Italian friend’s son, Massimo. But she has just met Steven and both felt some sparks fly between them. This may be the man of her dreams.

However, disappointingly, it turns out that Steven is set to marry one of her clients. So Mary settles for Massimo and organises her wedding in the opposite fashion to what she does for others.

Does Steve marry his fiance, Fran? Does Mary marry Massimo? Or do they rock the boat and go with their hearts?

Here is another wedding-obsessed film that should really be spending more time sending itself up. But, at the least, the message is more about love than the wedding.

McConaughey was a lot more humble back in these earlier rom coms and much more likeable than his brash newer roles. J-Lo was okay (slightly better in the Back-up Plan) as a rom com protagonist. Although this is another slightly sickening wedding flick, it’s actually not bad for an early 2000s rom com. It’s light and romantic and worth a watch when you’re in the mood.

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Posted on 08/06/2005, in the whole rom com list, weddings rom coms and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Wedding Planner.

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