“The Wedding Planner” Movie Summary/Analysis
“The Wedding Planner” is a movie about a hard working wedding planner named Mary (Jennifer Lopez) who is very professional and successful in her career. Just like any wedding planner Mary has a social life. Life starts to spin when a doctor named Steve (Matthew McConaughey) saves her from almost getting killed and they fall in love with each other. Steve turns out to be a client and the husband to a future wedding she is planning for his wife Fran. This wedding is very important because the family wants to make their wedding a high profile event as they own a small business which is starting to sky rocket successfully in business. If the wedding planning company book this event it will increase the resume of the wedding planning business that Mary works for. If Mary successfully plans the wedding she will receive a promotion and become a managing partner in her business. Between balancing her social life and career Mary is forced to make professional and emotional decisions for her happiness. In the beginning the film really focuses on Mary and how she works as a wedding planner. The movie portrays the wedding planner as calm while keeping a huge operation under control as she swoops through the venue from fixing the bridesmaids dress to queing the music on a headset. They also display how organized she is when she comes home from a big day precisely folding her clothes and being very organized with her work. Whens she is pep talking the bride who starts to get emotional and self-conscious about how she looks for the wedding by telling her “You are the luckiest girl in the world, when I did Whitney Huston’s wedding she was even more nervous than you and you look ten times better than she did…. Look at me, you are exquisite. Your timeless and you’re the envy of your future sister in-law Janice whom I overheard at the last gown fitting ‘look at those...
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