Film Review: 'Marry Me' Works With Owen Wilson & Jennifer Lopez

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CHICAGO – I’ll admit that based on the ubiquitous trailers, The latest attempt for Jennifer Lopez to reclaim the throne as Queen of the Rom-Com seemed like the sort of enterprise meant to make you bury your face in your hands. So I was pleasantly surprised to find “Marry Me” is just innocuously bad, not egregiously bad… and with the state of rom-coms these days that’s something of an accomplishment.

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Jennifer Lopez essentially plays Jennifer Lopez here as global pop star Kat Valdez. She has a messy personal life and a string of failed marriages and is about to say “I Do” again with fellow popstar Bastian (Columbian pop star Maluma) in front of an audience of millions. When a video of him cheating sends her into a complete meltdown, her eyes fall upon a face in the crowd and she exchanges vows then and there with a middle school math teacher and single Dad Charlie (Owen Wilson).

Her manager (Colin Calloway) convinces Wilson to go along with the marriage for a few months in order to let the public relations storm blow over. Wilson-as-Charlie isn’t a pushover here, and realizes he’s doing Lopez-as-Kat a far greater favor than what she’s doing for him. He acts as a voice of reason in a sea of annoying sycophants who surround her, and in the middle of photo ops, promotional events and red carpets they each find something they’ve been missing.

“Marry Me” opens in theaters on February 11th. Featuring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley and Sarah Silverman. Screenplay by Harper Dill. Directed by Kat Coiro. Rated “PG-13”

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