Lopez, McConaughey star
in romantic-comedy flop
The Wedding Planner
** and a half stars
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey
By Gerinomo Rodriguez
Daily Cougar Staff
Who would have thought that two of Hollywoodis
most attractive young stars could generate genuine chemistry? This question
may seem sarcastic, but believe it or not, this plan has been known to
Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleckis Forces
Of Nature dwindled when their chemistry didnit pull in audiences.
Just this year, Penelope Cruz and Matt
Damon disappointed many when their relationship in All The Pretty Horses
seemed to be left on the cutting room floor.
But Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaugheyis
chemistry in The Wedding Planner is both believable and enjoyable.
The idea of pairing them together, and the situation theyire found in is
not too different from what is seen in most romantic-comedy films, but
the idea entertains enough in this film.
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures
Lopez stars in The Wedding Planner opposite Matthew McConaghey.
The Triple Threat also recently released her second album, J. Lo
In The Wedding Planner, Mary Fiore
(Lopez) is an ambitious single "wedding planner" who finds what sheis been
missing when Steve Edison (McConaughey) comes to her rescue one day to
save her shoe.
Incidentally, Steve is the fiancé
of Maryis most important client at the time. The film follows Mary and
Steve as they struggle to take a chance for once in their predictable and
Itis entertaining to watch the pair, especially
in some of the more significant scenes. While Lopez shows she can warm
an audience without making them blush at the same time, McConaughey lends
the film his natural charm.
Their chemistry carries the film well until
itis time to end the story.
As the climax approaches and resolves,
the film becomes a mediocre success. The filmmakersi apparent rush to end
the film causes the dialogue and storyline to suffer.
And although the chemistry between the
two characters is still present at the end, the filmmakersi sloppy work
The bottom line for The Wedding Planner
is that the film has been at the top of the box office list for the past
two weeks, and it wouldnit be a surprise to see it stay up there for a
Lopez and McConaugheyis relationship makes
the film enjoyable and worthwhile, but the filmmaking fails to overwhelm
audiences with memorable moments.