‘Tis the season for cheesy chick flicks! And if your in the mood for cheesy, ridiculous, early 200’s romantic comedy goodness, look no further than Marry Me.
Pop star Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) is set to marry the love of her life in concert, before an adoring audience of fans. However, moments before the ceremony, she discovers he has been cheating on her with her assistant. Devastated, she continues onto stage, locks eyes with a stranger (Owen Wilson) and marries him on the spot.
Yes. Marry Me is as ridiculous as it sounds. But it is also as ridiculously adorable as it sounds.
We as a society don’t really enjoy cheesy chick flicks anymore. Maybe we’re cynical. Maybe it’s because we crave a real in our lives. But if this came out in 2004, we’d be ALL OVER this.
That being said, Marry Me is exactly what I expected and not the least bit surprising — expect Jennifer Lopez’s character performing a song called “Church” with dancers dressed as nuns, but I digress.
Marry Me boasts a charming cast and a catchy soundtrack. Jennifer Lopez is truly the queen of the romantic comedy, and she still holds that throne. Although, I will say I don’t feel like she did much acting in the film, besides playing herself. And that being said, Owen Wilson is his awkward, adorable self decked out in dockers.
And although the two of them lack any chemistry (which I guess is the point?), they’re still a couple you can’t help but root for.
I can’t say Marry Me hits top tier romantic comedy gold for me. It’s a bit cringeworthy, very unrealistic, and not that funny, however, I ate this all up. Blame Valentine’s Day or something.
But if anything, this film just sheds a light on the fact that we need more cheesy chick flicks.
Final Thoughts: It may be silly but Marry Me reminds us of the sweetness sorely missing in the movies.