Marry Me

Marry Me

2022, PG-13, 112 min. Directed by Kat Coiro. Starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Chloe Coleman, Sarah Silverman, Maluma.

REVIEWED By Sarah Jane, Fri., Feb. 18, 2022

Do you, Sarah Jane, take Marry Me as your lawfully wedded … look, I don’t know where I’m going with this bit, unlike this very predictable rom com.

Marry Me arrives on screens and Peacock just in time for Valentine’s Day, for those of you who partake. Kat (Lopez) is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet and Charlie (Wilson), well, he’s a math teacher. They get married to each other on the evening she’s supposed to marry her fiancé, Bastian (Maluma) at one of her livestreamed concerts. Just as the big moment arrives, she, along with the rest of the planet, finds out Bastian is cheating on Kat with her assistant. She does what any sane person would do: She looks out into the crowd, finds Charlie holding a “Marry Me”, and says “Yes”. Hi-larity ensues. Well, not quite.

Just when you think you’ve seen the last of the big screen Romantic Comedies, along comes another one trying to bring you back in. Marry Me is ... okay. It’s not great. I think I would’ve liked it a whole hell of a lot less had it not starred Lopez and Wilson, who are both eminently likable (the supporting cast is okay, too). The story in Marry Me isn’t anything new, just more modern. As in, Kat lives her life on camera. Livestreaming, TikToking, etc. Charlie is, of course, the opposite. He has an old school flip phone and isn’t even on social media. Opposites attract, you see?

It’s kinda sweet, okay? Charlie’s a stand-up guy and Kat is a nice person, too. I mean, there’s no mystery as to where the story is going. There’s a sub-plot happening with Charlie’s 12-year-old daughter and his team of Pi-Thons mathletes that's a more engaging "will they, won’t they" than whether or not Kat and Charlie stay married. Do you like Lopez’s music? You’ll be pleased to know you get a few new songs from her.

If you’re looking to watch a big studio release that’s filled with love and romance, look no further than jackass forever. But if that isn’t exactly your athletic cup of tea, well, then you’ll probably be more interested in Marry Me. Maybe.

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