Marry Me
★★☆☆☆
Kat Coiro's attempt to resuscitate the high-concept romcom by merging it with a J.Lo concert movie mostly misses the mark. Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson have great chemistry together but since Lopez is the star and therefore the main protagonist, the intriguing, old-school premise—what if an ordinary shlub was suddenly married to the biggest star in the world—can't be fully explored. Worse, the movie deliberately avoids taking on the potentially rich, contemporary theme of how celebrity and social media affect young kids, which is right there, ripe for the picking, since Willson's character is a school teacher who brings a mega-star into the world of his students. Production values are shoddy—the big concert where the story gets incited is meant to be seen by billions of people across the globe yet it looks like it was shot at a small town amphitheatre—and the script peppers too many stock romcom tropes around without developing them into something fresh. 


Directed by Kat Coiro
Produced by Jennifer Lopez, John Rogers, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina

Screenplay by John Rogers, Tami Sagher, and Harper Dill
Based on the graphic novel by Bobby Crosby

With: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, Sarah Silverman, Chloe Coleman, Michelle Buteau, Khalil Middleton, Kat Cunning, Taliyah Whitaker, Diego Lucano, Brady Noon, Justin Sylvester, and Jimmy Fallon

Cinematography: Florian Ballhaus
Editing: Michael Berenbaum and Peter Teschner
Music: John Debney

Runtime: 112 min
Release Date: 11 February 2022
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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