Movie Review: Marry Me

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner love is in the air, and you know what that means—it’s time to break out all our favorite romantic comedies and this year you can add a new one to your list. Marry Me starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson opens in theaters and will be streaming on Peacock starting February 11. And, if you read nothing further in this review, read this: Marry Me is the must-see romcom of the year, plus the music is UNREAL.

If you know me, or have been following along for awhile you know that romcoms are my favorite. That being said, let me be completely honest with you. When I saw the trailer for Marry Me, I wasn’t excited—at all. I personally am not a fan of Owen Wilson at all, and a movie staring him along side Jennifer Lopez just seemed like a let down and poor casting. I gave Marry Me a fair shot and it did on disappoint.

On the surface it seems like Marry is an odd pairing, and that’s because it is. Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson don’t look like the couple that would ever get together in any reality. But it makes for an interesting story line. A pop sensation falls for the “average” guy. We all know the pairing of JLo and Owen Wilson is weird, but somehow the movie makes you want them together and love them together.

It’s easy to see that Marry Me was created for knowing Jennifer Lopez would be cast as the main character. She’s playing a role that is her real reality. A pop singer who is at the top of her game trying to maneuver through life and figure it out. Her singing and performance abilities are at the forefront of the film and you can’t deny they’re incredible. Like most popstars Jennifer Lopez is falling for all the wrong guys, until the right one comes into her life in the most unusual way—and you can’t help but want it to work. The best part it’s not like other romantic comedies you’ve seen in the past. It’s unexpected and that’s what keeps you wanting more.

The Marry Me soundtrack is sung by Jennifer Lopez and throughout the movie you see her performing and recording the sounds. My favorite song from the movie is called Love of My Life—I just can’t stop listening to it! The best part it’s not like other romantic comedies you’ve seen in the past. It’s unexpected and that’s what keeps you wanting more.

If you’re looking for a fun romantic comedy that will give you all the warm fuzzies you want, then Marry Me is it. Marry me is in theaters and streaming on Peacock tomorrow, February 11th. I have already watched it twice!

Marry Me Synopsis

Packed with original songs by Jennifer Lopez and global Latin music star Maluma, Marry Me arrives next Valentine’s Day with Lopez starring as musical superstar Kat Valdez and Owen Wilson as Charlie Gilbert, a math teacher—total strangers who agree to marry and then get to know each other. An unlikely romance about two different people searching for something real in a world where value is based on likes and followers, Marry Me is a modern love story about celebrity, marriage and social media. 

Kat Valdez (Lopez) is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian (Maluma, making his feature-film debut). 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 in a ceremony that will be streamed across multiple platforms.  

Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou (Chloe Coleman, Big Little Lies) and 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, questioning love, truth and loyalty. 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? 

The film also stars John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Michelle Buteau (Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Mulan). 

Marry Me is directed by Kat Coiro (Dead to MeIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, upcoming She-Hulk) from a screenplay by John Rogers (The Librarians) and Tami Sagher (NBC’s 30 Rock) and Harper Dill (The Mick) based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby. The film is produced by Jennifer Lopez p.g.a. and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas p.g.a. (HustlersMaid in Manhattan) for Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions, by John Rogers for Kung Fu Monkey Productions and by Benny Medina (HustlersThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). The film’s executive producers are Alex Brown, Willie Mercer, Pamela Thur and J.B. Roberts.

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