The Wedding Planner (2001)

ADAM SHANKMAN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

Germany/USA, 2001.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dee Gee Entertainment, IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 2. Produktions KG, Intermedia Films, Prufrock Pictures, Tapestry Films.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

This sparkling romantic comedy starts off with such a lively step and good humour, then gives in to sappy sentimentality and weak plot movements in its conclusion. Matthew McConaughey and  couldn’t be better as star-crossed lovers who click on their first meeting, she a high-anxiety wedding planner with a utility belt strapped on her that would make Batman look unprepared, and he the fiance of her newest client (). Choreographer Adam Shankman makes an ill-advised directorial debut that is rife with technical errors (extras that stare right into the camera, sloppy editing among the many) and is completely unaware of how uneven the script really is (his talents as a dance director are obvious considering that the tango scene between the two leads is the film’s best moment). Wilson-Sampras and are given their very best roles to date, while star power is the real winner here, and the two gorgeous headliners will keep you wanting more until the very end.

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