“Marry Me” is a 2022 American musical romance film directed by Kat Coiro and starring actors Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Chloe Coleman.
The story follows pop diva Kat and sexy DJ Bastian who plan to perform the best-selling single “Marry Me” at a concert and hold a grand wedding in front of millions of people around the world.
But Kat found out that her boyfriend was having an affair before she took the stage. She was sad and randomly picked a fan to take the stage. Unexpectedly, a romantic love story started unexpectedly.
Find true love in a colorful world
American singer Jennifer Lopez not only has a very successful music career, but also achieves good results every time she releases an album, she has also often stepped into the film industry in recent years, and has participated in many commercial works by virtue of her high popularity in the world.
So after being nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes in 2020 as a stripper for “Hustlers”, what will she do in “Marry Me” this time?
Can Jennifer Lopez make the perfect interpretation of the character with her strong personal charisma? I’m sure this is what fans are looking forward to.
“Marry Me” starring Kat, played by Jennifer Lopez, is a popular pop star.
She and the handsome DJ Bastian are a super-popular music duo today, and their relationship has attracted attention from all walks of life since it was made public.
Now this relationship is about to come to fruition, they not only released the latest single “Marry Me” with obvious intention, but also expected to hold a wedding ceremony witnessed by millions of people on the live broadcast of the concert.
As soon as the news came out, it immediately caused a sensation among fans around the world.
However, as the synopsis of “Marry Me” said, before the start of the concert that the whole world is looking forward to, the video of Kat’s boyfriend Bastian having an affair with a female assistant began to go viral on the Internet.
Although a public figure, Kat has been under pressure from multiple sources.
But standing alone on the stage, Kat, who was going to sing a new song, was so angry that he brought a fan holding a “Marry Me” billboard to the stage, and proposed to him in front of everyone.
“Marry Me” love story
“Marry Me” stars Owen Wilson as Charlie, an ordinary high school math teacher who divorced his wife and has an elementary school daughter.
He, who has always focused his life on students, reluctantly brought his daughter to watch this “Century Concert” at the invitation of a friend.
And it just so happened that Charlie, who had just taken over the billboard from a friend, was picked up by Kat, who had just been betrayed by her boyfriend on stage, and married her in front of all fans and all the audience in the world.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the most interesting thing about the film “Marry Me” is that the two sides act unexpectedly.
Under the sudden impulse, Charlie and Kat, two strangers who had never met, were forced to start an “atypical marriage” in which “they were married before they started to know each other”.
Their differences and unfamiliarity with each other also make for an interesting development in the “Marry Me” follow-up story.
Interesting theme for “Marry Me”
Due to the fact that marriage is irreversible, the two protagonists must bite the bullet and go on anyway.
However, Kat is an international superstar with a full schedule every day, and Charlie is a math teacher who “stays” at school every day. The two live in a far distance.
There is an inherent estrangement between them.
Under the attention of the outside world, they bear the pressure of the eyes of others, which also brings many challenges to the relationship that they are difficult to face.
“Marry Me” follows the undefeated formula of a ’90s romantic comedy.
It allows two male and female protagonists with far different backgrounds to gradually get to know each other through several interesting events, and discover the advantages of each other that they did not see.
In the end, after many twists and turns, they crossed the huge gap between the two and achieved a happy love story.
Combining Owen Wilson’s comedy style with “My Spy” child star Chloe Coleman, it brings audiences a very fitting piece to watch on Valentine’s Day.
Flaws in the “Marry Me” Movie Plot
“Marry Me” is a very interesting story. As a music movie, with Jennifer Lopez naturally exuding a powerful aura when she stands on the stage, the many popular songs sung by her in the whole movie are also quite brainwashing and beautiful.
But that’s not only the biggest selling point of “Marry Me” that captivates audiences and sparks our interest in the story, but it’s also the film’s biggest flaw that can’t be ignored.
Just like the plot design of the whole film, “Marry Me” is developed in an old-fashioned and formulaic story. As long as the audience simply watches the trailer, they can easily predict all the subsequent plot trends of the whole film during the viewing process.
The whole movie is basically a show dedicated to Jennifer Lopez.
Even a few singing and dancing scenes in the film and the theme song “On My Way”, which fits the content of the whole film, can feel the choreographer’s intentions.
But without the ingenious design of “The Vow” a while back for the proposal, the whole still feels a little hollow.
The meaning of the “Marry Me” ending
However, that doesn’t mean “Marry Me” is so worthless.
Personally, I really like the way the writer and director explore the climate of today’s news media and social networking through the role of the heroine Kat as a well-known singer.
Just like the biggest problem that the two protagonists in the film have to face: how to get real emotions in this era when many people’s life focus is on social accounts, and how do we find the value of our own existence?
Perhaps “Marry Me” heroine Kat began to question the authenticity of love and partner loyalty after hearing the news of her fiancé’s infidelity.
But when she was disappointed with the person she trusted, she also relied on her seemingly impulsive choice but actually followed her inner voice to find a marriage partner that she would not regret in the future.
In the end, “Marry Me” actually tells us the answer to the above question through the film’s finale.
“Marry Me” Review Conclusion
So the reason why “Marry Me” is so well received is because the writers and directors can make changes in this cliché.
And the biggest value of it is to subvert the plot formula that most of the past works of this type will let the prince save the ordinary girl.
Gender is almost nonexistent throughout the film.
Kat, who seems to have everything, finds her real life after meeting the school teacher, while Charlie walks out of the small world she is immersed in after meeting the music diva, bringing more possibilities to her life.
There is no doubt that the musical diva Kat in “Marry Me” is definitely a role tailored for Jennifer Lopez.
Although her performance is only “being yourself”, she has also succeeded in giving “Marry Me” a love story that revolves around marriage and allows the protagonist to find a sense of belonging in the flowery world with the effect that other actors cannot bring.
Because of the music and dance, it has the characteristics of making people’s eyes bright.