“Marry Me” First Thoughts and Ticket Giveaway

What do you get when you mix Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson together in a romantic comedy? You get the movie “Marry Me.” A contemporary love story about celebrity, marriage, and social media. It's the tale of two people from different backgrounds who are both looking for something real in a world where value is based on likes and followers. It is a light-hearted film that is sure to make you laugh and smile.

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(from left) Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) and Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) in Marry Me, directed by Kat Coiro.

Lopez plays musical superstar Kat Valdez, while Wilson portrays Charlie Gilbert, a math teacher. The pair are total strangers who volunteer to marry and then get to know each other.

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(from left) Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) and Bastian (Maluma) in Marry Me, directed by Kat Coiro.

With hot new music phenomenon Bastian (Maluma, making his feature-film debut) as her half, the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth is Kat (Lopez) and Vincent (Valdez). They are about to be married before a crowd of their followers in a ceremony that will be streamed across multiple platforms, shortly before they release

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(from left) Lou (Chloe Coleman), Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) and Charlie Gilbertโ€™s dog Tank (Romeo) in Marry Me, directed by Kat Coiro.

Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) is a divorced high-school math teacher who has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou (Chloe Coleman, Big Little Lies) and his best friend (Sarah Silverman). When Kat learns, just before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life crumbles around her.

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(from left) Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) and Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) in Marry Me, directed by Kat Coiro.

If what you know fails you, perhaps what you don't know is the solution, and so, in a fit of inspired madness, Kat decides to marry Charlie. What began as an impulsive decision blossoms into an unexpected love affair. But as opposing forces strive to tear them apart, the worldwide mystery persists: Is it possible for two individuals from two different worlds to fall in love?

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(from left) Parker (Sarah Silverman), Lou (Chloe Coleman) and Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) in Marry Me, directed by Kat Coiro.

Does art imitate life? Jennifer Lopez has played lots of characters over the years but this one seems very close to her own life. You can't help but think about her split from Alex Rodriguez and the cheating rumors to the reacquainted relationship with Ben Affleck. I am routing for Ben much like I did Charlie in the movie.

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Jennifer Lopez as Kat Valdez in Marry Me, directed by Kat Coiro.

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Rating: PG 13

Running time: 1 hour 52 minutes

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cast:  Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma, John Bradley, Chloe Coleman and Sarah Silverman

Director:   Kat Coiro

Screenplay:  John Rogers & Tami Sagher and Harper Dill

Producers: Jennifer Lopez p.g.a., Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas p.g.a, John Rogers, Benny Medina

Executive Producers:  Alex Brown, Willie Mercer, Pamela Thur, J.B. Roberts


We give the movie four out of five pumps!


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