Marry Me Review

Fellow movie-goers: Perfect date movie for the upcoming Valentine's Day.
6 Plot: Pretty standard for a RomCom, no surprises.
7 Acting: Owens and J-Lo do a decent job.
7 Directing: Kat Coiro brings together the perfect date movie.
9 Pacing: Great pacing, and plenty of comedy and romance

Here’s the premise:  Music superstars Kat Valdez and Bastian are getting married before a global audience of fans. But when Kat learns, seconds before her vows, that Bastian has been unfaithful, she decides to marry Charlie, a stranger in the crowd holding up a “marry me” sign.

When it comes to Rom-Coms, they are usually sugary cute and predictable, and I want that for my romantic movie, I do not want edgy or surprise endings where no-one is happy, we see enough of that in real life. Give me the sugary sweet, lovey-dovey dribble any day of the week. MARRY ME brings it and swings for the fences and hits it out of the park.

Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson have such a wonderful chemistry that you really feel that this impossible situation could actually happen. Wilson does a great job as the “golly gee” kind of man who cannot believe he is in this fantasy turned real life situation; and Lopez is always natural in the romantic lead. All around, the acting is fantastic, and the writing is great if for nothing else but keeping it funny in most spot and hitting you in the feels in other spots.

For Valentine’s Day, this is the perfect movie to snuggle up and watch with your snuggle bunny, and I highly recommend MARRY ME.

Russell Lockhart


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