Marry Me is a cute rom-com that will cheer you up this Valentine’s Day. The married at first sight storyline is simple, but J. Lo and Owen Wilson’s sweet chemistry is hard to resist.
Consensus = Cute!
Looking for something sweet and charming to watch this Valentine’s Day, then you should check out Marry Me, a new rom-com featuring actors Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. There isn't anything groundbreaking with Marry Me, nor should there be. Director Kat Coiro's romantic comedy has enough charisma and adorable vibes to fill your heart with happiness. The bar for rom-coms has never been that high and that's okay. There have been films in the past that have exceeded all rom-com expectations, becoming instant classics on their own. Looking at you Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and When Harry Met Sally... (1989). These films changed up the traditional romantic comedy formula, offering something completely new. Marry Me stays more closely to the formula, but the appeal here falls squarely onto the wonderful chemistry from J. Lo and Wilson. Kat Valdez (J. Lo) and Bastian (Maluma) are music superstars, and they're getting married before a global audience. Charlie Gilbert (Wilson) is a math teacher and has a daughter named Lou (Chloe Coleman). Charlie decides to take his daughter to the concert along with his co-worker Parker (a funny Sarah Silverman).
At the concert, Kat finds out that Bastian has been cheating on her minutes before their vows. In a split-minute decision, Kat picks a total stranger from the crowd (Charlie) and marries him instead. Think Lifetime's Married at First Sight but on steroids and with actual characters we care about (J. Lo and Wilson). From there, we follow Kat and Charlie's newly married relationship as it develops and blossoms. This is J. Lo's first film since 2019's Hustlers (her best performance to date). With Marry Me, J. Lo goes back to her rom-com roots (The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, Jersey Girl, and Shall We Dance?). Shot in the Fall of 2019 but delayed for theatrical release because of COVID, Marry Me has finally come out and can be a movie that will slap a smile on your face. Actors Silverman, John Bradley, Michelle Buteau, and Khalil Middleton help fill the movie's supporting cast, providing some solid laughs. So, if you and your significant other are looking for something to watch this Valentine’s Day, make it a movie night and go see Marry Me in theaters or stay at home a enjoy this bubbly movie on Peacock. J. Lo and Wilson's wholesome picture is a delight. So, sit back and let J. Lo's irresistible songs fill you up with everlasting joy.
Marry Me is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). Suggestive Material | Some Language.
See it in theaters or stream it on Peacock.
Directed by Kat Coiro
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, Chloe Coleman, and Sarah Silverman.
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