Valentine’s week is here, and Hollywood is well prepared with its chain of romantic releases this week. Released today is ‘Jenny From the Block’ romantic comedy Marry Me. The movie sees the Latino pop star play a pop star who planned on proposing to her longtime boyfriend during her concert only to learn before getting up on stage that he had been cheating on her.
Enraged and vengeful, JLo’s character still decides to carry on with her proposal but instead does it to an absolute stranger in the crowd who’s a single father to a child. What follows is impulsive coupling brings in any labors of love.
Where to Watch Marry Me?
While most movies are either in theatres or on OTT platforms, Marry Me, much like its premise, chooses both. The is available on the streaming platform of Peacock while simulated being played in the theatres. If you are a resident of the US, you can watch the movie in the theatres by downloading the tickets from Fandango.
Suppose you want to watch movies without burning a hole in your pocket. In that case, you can look into the movie theatre subscription deals provided by big theatre chains like Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Cineworld and Picturehouse.
What to Know Before Watching?
Jenifer Lopez is back after her stunning role in Hustlers, this time playing, well, herself-a popstar. JLo’s character Kat Valdez is all set to propose to her boyfriend Bastian, only to learn minutes before that he had been cheating on her. An enraged and confused Kat ends up marrying a commoner, Charlie Gilbert.
Only after marriage, she learns that Charlie is a regular guy who works as a teacher and is the single dad to a pre-teen son. What follows is an hour and 52 min of two people trying to make a marriage while constantly being under the supervision of the omnipresent media and fans.
Jenifer ‘Jenny From the Block’ Lopez plays the role of Katalina ‘Kat’ Valdez, a musical prodigy with faltering luck in love. JLoai isn’t the only Latino sensation here for her lying, and another Latin musical sensation plays cheating boyfriend. Marking his debut in movies with Marry Me is the Latin musician Maluma. The two have granted us some amazing chartbuster and feet tapping music.
Owen Wilson plays Charlie Gilbert, the lucky guy who gets to marry and pop icon. Other prominent cast members include GOT fame John Bradley and actor-comedian Sarah Silverman, Michael Buteau, Chole Coleman, UtkarshAmbudkar and Jamilia Jamil, with Jimmy Fallon appearing as himself.
The movie is based on the famous webcomic by Bobby Crossby. How I Met Your Mother fame Tami Sagher, John Roger’s and Harper Dill of the Mindy Project, the screenplay is written by How I Met Your Mother. It is directed by Kat Coiro, known for her behind-the-camera work in Modern Family and Brooklyn 99.
Although lyrically shallow, the movie’s music aids the storyline with songs carrying themes of love and longing and betrayal. The music ranges between catchy with Maulama’sreggaeton pieces and soothing ones to compliment the sweet and vulnerable moments.
Lopez owns the ballads entirely in possession of her capabilities and versatility as a musical artist. The album has a total of 12 songs, and we’re not surprised. It is evident when you have two eminent pop stars as a part of your cast.