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Film Review: ‘Marry Me’ (dir. Kat Coiro)

Jennifer Lopez is back in a rom-com, and that can never be seen as a bad thing. As much as I love seeing JLo in her hard-hitting roles, there’s something about Rom-Com JLo™ that everyone agrees is just nice.

Jennifer Lopez is back in a rom-com, and that can never be as a bad thing. As much as I love seeing JLo in her hard-hitting roles, there’s something about Rom-Com JLo™ that everyone agrees is just nice.

My only gripe with the performance is that Jennifer Lopez is acting here as though she might receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for this role next year. It’s an interesting role that she certainly drew inspiration from her personal life for, but I’ll be shocked if she’s in the awards conversation.

Owen Wilson lacks his typical charm, which is disappointing because that is something I was most looking forward to in an Owen Wilson rom-com role.

Unfortunately, I felt like Maluma fumbled through every minor part they gave him to do, and I have to imagine there would have been better singer-actors they could have turned to for his character. His song contributions were incredible, however.

This is such a realistic look at how the media portrays and scandalizes mainstream relationships. It is difficult for people of this societal status to carry on normal lives, and while this is obviously on a much more elevated premise than real life, there is some merit to the things Marry Me is tackling about pop culture. 

For some reason, Kat’s character has somebody hired who is filming her every move, so the cinematography switches back and forth between typical movie style and that handheld video style. It felt like an unnecessary added element that just seemed out of place in this already packed-full film.

There is a scene in here that I found really interesting in how it dealt with GRAMMY nominations and how artists campaign around the timeframe when voters’ ballots go out. It was a subtle moment that I thought commented on award show culture in an interesting way.

Marry Me is now playing in theaters and streaming exclusively on Peacock.

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