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The Wedding Planner

"Always a wedding planner, never a bride," appears to be the destiny of Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez). Nor do her prospects improve when she discovers the man (Matthew McConaughey) who has just swept her off her feet (while saving her from a runaway garbage dumpster) is actually the fiance of Internet tycoon Fran Donolly (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras), the biggest potential client of Mary's career. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 103
Theater Release: 26 Jan 2001
Video Release: 03 Jul 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Wedding Planner Rated PG-13?

Overall: C+
This budding romance never comes into full bloom and may leave young viewers confused about making a marriage decision. Moderate/mild profanities throughout. Positive father-daughter relationship depicted.

Violence: A-
A minor accident sends a garbage dumpster careening down a street toward a woman. No one is injured.

Sexual Content: C
Discussion of a young boy (who is now an adult) asking about a woman’s anatomy. Medical pictures of female genitalia seen in background in doctor’s office. Extended scene involving a couple accidentally breaking off a statue’s penis and their repair attempt. Woman about to marry fears having to sexually commit to one man. 2 brief homosexual remarks/situations.

Language: C-
At least: 1 possible sexual expletive, 4 moderate profanities, 12 mild profanities, 20 terms of deity used as profanities or expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C
Adults drinking at weddings, main characters drinking socially but liberally. One character drunk and carrying beer. Doctor friend recommends another beer in the morning to assist the hangover. One minor character, perhaps a doctor, smokes.

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