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Matthew McConaughey

The Wedding Planner

26 Jan, 2001

McConaughey plays Steve Edison, a local pediatrician who saves  and pulls Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) away just before the dumpster crashes. They later go out on a date, dance, watch a movie, and almost kiss. This romantic comedy film is directed by Adam Shankman. Co-starring Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers, Judy Greer, Alex Rocco and  Joanna Gleason.

There’s a real optimism to this film. It’s buoyant, a fairy tale that we’ve all heard one time or another, that you’re going to meet someone and it’s going to be true love and you’ll know it. It’s very innocent. And it’s a comedy set-up, so the thing to do is to play it at an even keel and as straightforward as possible. The dialogue and situations are already comedic, so I was trying to ground it as much as possible. But when I saw it, there were things that were coming out of my mouth where I was wondering, “Did you just say that?”

The Wedding Planner (2001) trailer