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The Wedding Planner (2001) Columbia Tristar
1 hr. 40 mins.
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey and Bridgette Wilson Sampras
Directed by: Adam Shankman.


The Wedding Planner

Rating:

  E-MAIL GIANCARLO DE LISI

Photo: Columbia Tristar


Sweet, cute and alright are the perfect words to describe the new Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey movie, “The Wedding Planner“. If you are pressed for time read no further, the review has already been done. If you are not, then allow me to explain this little picture that will surely have the women flocking to the theatres with their men in tow.

The thin-wavered plot (aren’t they all) centers itself upon the highly successful character Lopez plays that happens to be a wedding planner, hence the title. She is beautiful, well mannered, and single. Upon receiving the biggest contract of her life, she unexpectedly falls for her new client’s fiancée (Relax, I have not given away any secrets, the trailer for this movie screamed this concept out resulting in you wanting to watch it). That handsome young man happens to be the quite muscular McConaughey who seems to play this role well and has a quite admirable confidence within him. That said, the story is cute, and things are not always the way seem to be in this movie.

The director, Adam Shankman does not cross any new territory with this formulaic romantic piece. It is simple and he knows it. What bothered me somewhat was the casting of Jennifer Lopez as an Italian-American named Mary Fiore. Does she seem at all remotely Italian to you? Furthermore, this concept of being Italian seems to take away from her character as a lead since the audience knows about her proud Latino heritage. It seems awkward to have her written as an Italian when we full well know that she is not, and that in part seems to take away something from the movie. They make good use of her being Italian, from her old fashioned father to her clumsy admirer, they make good use of the Italian stereotype for some sweet laughs.

Furthermore, the director knows it will be a sentimental comedy that will entice the ladies and somewhat please the men. It has a sweet story at its center, and while it does not cross any new boundaries as aforementioned, it still remains a fresh piece in the onslaught of romantic comedies that hit the mega-plexes year round. McConaughey does his regular strong chin and jaw-line acting basically filling the screen with his masculinity, and the cast of supporting characters, mainly Mary’s dad’s elderly friends, provide any sappiness that might be missing.

In all, it is by far not the best romantic film one can ever witness, but it does have that sweetness that many romantic comedies avoid in order to excel in the laughs department. While some might consider it a complete waste of time, it might be best experienced as a nice rental. It is a fact that it has two of Hollywood’s hottest stars, yet in my opinion their chemistry is not enough to add that sizzle that is needed for an above-average romantic piece.

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Giancarlo De Lisi
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