The Wedding Planner
Lopez stars in the title role as Mary Fiore--yes, a wedding planner. With her walkie-talkie headset, cell phone, clipboard, spotters and video crews, she's mission control as her clients walk down the aisle. Racing to an appointment, she meets Dr. Steve Edison (McConaughey) in one of the most absurd Meet Cutes in many a moon. Her Gucci heel gets stuck in a manhole cover, a garbage dumpster rolls down a hill toward her, and Steve hurls her out of the way and, of course, lands on top of her; it's love at first full body contact.
The Wedding Planner
That night they have a perfect date, watching movies in the park. Mary has always been the wedding planner, never the bride (uh, huh--this is as convincing as Julia Roberts' old flame choosing another bride in "My Best Friend's Wedding"). Now she walks on air, until her current client, the millionairess Fran Donolly (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras), introduces Mary to the man Fran will marry, who is of course Dr. Steve Edison.
If Steve is engaged, why did he mislead Mary with that night of movies and soul talk? Because he is a dishonest louse, or, as the movie explains it, because he had no idea he would be thunderstruck by love. Since he is in love with Mary, the only sensible thing to do is call off his wedding to Fran and buy a season ticket to movies in the park. But the movie cannot abide common sense, and recycles decades of cliches about the wrong people getting married and the right ones making stupid decisions.
There is no real narrative, only different locations for the characters to get into faux-adorable fixes. Here's one example: Mary and Steve knock over a nude male statue and his genitals break off. Much hoped-for hilarity but no actual laughs ensue as they try to glue it back on. Here's another example: Mary and Steve run into Mary's former beau and Mary hides under a table to avoid him. But they run into him (with his pregnant wife) anyway, and Mary responds by getting drunk. Two weddings have to be disrupted before it can all get straightened out and even that never-fail standard of the romantic comedy drags on until we can go home to find something better to watch on UPN.
Families can talk about the way films and TV portray weddings and marriage. Why is so much attention placed on weddings? Is it the romance behind it? The money spent on it? Why doesn't the media focus more on what happens after the wedding and honeymoon is over?
In present day Burbank, Sarah and Chuck pay their wedding planner, Daphne Peralta, $26,000, for their big day, only to later learn that Daphne has conned them. Sarah goes to her father to see if he knows Daphne or her con, he does not but advises her to use her government resources to find the woman. Jack reminds her of the summer they lived in the governor's mansion. He says that if she doesn't have the authority, then pretend she does. She remembers a saying he said when she was younger, "That's right. Fake it till you make it." Sarah thanks him for the advice and gets up suddenly. Jack still wants to know how in two years she went from Con to Mark, but she kisses him and takes off without saying anything more.
After Daphne is captured, Sarah and Chuck reveal the truth and are suspended. Chuck, however, is appalled that Daphne might get away with her con. When pointing out plans for the Gerlich wedding, Chuck flashes on the names of Franz, Bruno, and Paulie Klüg, Hungarians in possession of Iranian nuclear research on a portable device called the "Zephyr", which one of the brothers reportedly is always carrying. All three brothers will be at their sister's wedding reception in Los Angeles. Beckman, however, refuses to grant them government resources.
Jack is sitting with Sarah talking over the situation. He offers to help them play out Daphne's con, put on a reception and capture the Zephyr. They manage to lead the Klügs away from the reception and incapacitate them, only to find that none of them has the Zephyr. Jack realizes that the Klügs have been performing a shell game: the government has been pursuing them for the Zephyr when none of them ever had it; their father had it all along. Meanwhile, the bride's father realizes he is being conned when the wedding cake turns out to be styrofoam and leads Morgan away at gunpoint. When Chuck and Sarah confront him, Klüg uses Morgan as a human shield, while Casey takes aim at his head. Jack then manages to talk Klüg down for the sake of the bride's happiness.
Despite Sarah's efforts to hide the fact, Jack discovers that she and Chuck are getting married. Chuck invites Jack to attend, but Jack refuses to make promises he cannot keep. Instead, Jack leaves Sarah her old piggy bank, to which he has only ever added cash, never taken any, more than covering the cost of the wedding.
Meanwhile, Morgan and Alex lead Alex's mother Kathleen to the Buy More so that Casey can reveal he is alive, but Casey asserts that Kathleen deserves better than to think he left her for a crummy job. Kathleen sees Casey and has an off-screen conversation with Alex about him, then follows him to the wedding reception where she confronts him. Kathleen says their daughter thinks Casey is a hero and demands he tell her the 'truth,' and she leaves. Later, however, Kathleen witnesses Casey arrest Klüg, identifying himself as a colonel and an NSA agent.
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The Wedding Planner is an American romantic comedy movie directed by Adam Shankman and written by Pamela Falk and Michael Ellis. It stars Jennifer Lopez as Mary Fiore, a successful and workaholic wedding planner, and Matthew McConaughey, playing the role of a charming doctor Steve Edison.
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