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THE WEDDING PLANNER
USA: Columbia Tristar
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Chambers, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Judy Greer, Alex Rocco, Joanna Gleason, Erik Hyler, Bobby Pappas, Kevin Pollak, Huntley Ritter, Bree Turner, Rocco Vienhage, Charles Kimbrough
Director: Adam Shankman
UK: 103 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language and some sexual humor
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language and sexual references
USA Release Date: 26 January 2001
UK Release Date: 6 April 2001
No one understands love and romance like Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez). After all, she's the most prestigious wedding planner in San Francisco. Specializing in making everyone else's dreams of love come true, she's too busy to have a love life of her own.
While celebrating her newest and most lucrative account-the wedding of internet tycoon Fran Donolly (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras)-Mary is rescued from a near-fatal collision with a runaway dumpster by handsome Dr. Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey). After spending the most enchanting evening of their lives together, Mary thinks she's finally found a reason to believe in love. Think again. Mary's world is thrown upside down when she discovers Steve is actually Fran Donolly's groom-to-be, and Mary is their wedding planner. Career and cupid have collided head on.
Just when Mary thinks things can't get any worse, her father, Salvatore (Alex Rocco), takes it upon himself to fix Mary's limp love life by pre-arranging her marriage to Massimo Lanzetta (Justin Chambers), who just arrived from Sicily.
It's a showdown between love and logic, and the future of Mary's heart is at stake. Will she abandon her cynicism and embrace romance? Will she learn to believe in the one event she has so diligently planned yet so emphatically eschewed? Will Mary be true to her work or true to her heart?
Adam Shankman makes his directorial debut after being one of the most successful choreographers in films. Peter Abrams, Robert L Levy, Jennifer Gibgot, Debra Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker are the producers. Prufrock Pictures' Nina R Sadowsky and Pacifica's Moritz Borman are the executive producers. The original screenplay is written by Pamela Falk & Michael Ellis.