Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Review: The Wedding Planner

Director: Adam Shankman

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey

Year: 2001

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Length: 103 min.

IMDB Summary: Jennifer Lopez plays San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamour. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.

Despite a sugar-sweet love story, The Wedding Planner may just be too corny to love. The acting is bland and the storyline is predictable. Lopez does not have the perkiness and personality to make this romcom take off and comes off as an old timer trying too hard. Her character is not the sharpest pencil in the box--she dates a dimwitted Italian who can't hold an accent for over thirty seconds and then, for reasons unbeknownst to womankind, agrees to marry the fool. She is also addicted to The Antique Road Show and hangs out with her dad and his friends which, according to filmmakers, should effortlessly convey to the audience that she is a lonely, miserable single woman addicted to her work. The love plot between Lopez and McConaughey appears to be a sitcom plot dressed up in sappy music and junior high-esque rivalries for Lopez's hand. How do they meet? He rescues her from oncoming traffic, of course! Magically, he is a fun-loving guy who loves kids. As if this isn't cliche enough, he rescues Lopez a second time, from a runaway horse. If 103 minutes of maudlin entertainment will not kill you, then give The Wedding Planner a watch. All others, steer clear of this fickle and forgettable flick.

For Parents:
Some language and crude humor

My Rating:
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