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Marry Me – Movie Review

Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson star in the perfect Valentine’s Day film, Marry Me.

Marry Me is a Romance Comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson that arrives just in time for Valentine’s Weekend. It features many original songs by Jennifer Lopez and global Latin music star Maluma who makes his feature-film debut. So it was to my surprise when I heard that Marry Me is based on a web graphic novel of the same name.

Synopsis

Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian (Maluma). As Kat and Bastian’s inescapable hit single, “Marry Me,” climbs the charts, they are about to be wed before an audience of their fans. The ceremony will also be streamed across multiple platforms. Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) has been dragged to the concert by his best friend (Sarah Silverman).

When Kat learns, seconds before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life turns left as she has a meltdown on stage,. She begins questioning love, truth, and loyalty. Then, as her gossamer world falls away, she locks eyes with a stranger–a face in the crowd. If what you know lets you down, then perhaps what you don’t know is the answer, and so, in a moment of inspired insanity, Kat chooses to marry Charlie. What begins as an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance. But as forces conspire to separate them, the universal question arises. Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?

Rom-Coms have fizzled lately, but Jennifer Lopez’s Marry Me adds flair to the genre and brings it back to life with her original songs. Lopez is no stranger to the genre as most of her major film credits are from some top-rated Romantic Comedies. This film was much better than I expected as I enjoyed seeing a reflection of Lopez’s real-life alludes throughout. She also gets to shine as she showcases her triple-threat acting, singing, and dancing skills.

Owen Wilson is what made the film extra enjoyable for me. Playing his repetitive alluring self proves that he has cracked the formula for his long and successful career. The on-screen chemistry between the two is adorable and strong. You can tell they were having a blast together while filming. Marry Me is a refreshing movie with an outlandish plot and a great soundtrack to have entertained for close to 2 hours.

Verdict

I give Marry Me 3.5 out of 5 Stars. It is now playing in theaters and on PEACOCK, which makes for a perfect Valentine’s weekend date night.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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