The new romcom, Marry Me, featuring romcom royalty Jennifer Lopez (Maid In Manhattan, The Wedding Planner) and family comedy veteran Owen Wilson (Night at the Museum, Wedding Crashers) was set to be the Valentine’s Day hit of the season. Following a pop star, Kat played by Lopez, who gets jilted at the altar while live and in concert and pivots to marrying a total stranger from the crowd, Charlie played by Wilson, Marry Me has an interesting set up and a strong cast – but is it a genre hit?
The Conservative Critic asks: Is it entertaining? Does it have artistic/intellectual value? Is it liberal propaganda?
The Conservative Critic Meter Check: Marry Me
Overall Rating: Disappointment
Just in time for Valentine’s Day movie night, I really wanted Marry Me to be good. Unfortunately it isn’t. There is nothing wrong with a rom-com formula with an interesting take but the major problem is that Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson have absolutely no chemistry. So when all the Hallmark movie cliches like falling in love in a few weeks and having unnecessary dramatic conflict start to happen, it’s not very entertaining because viewers can’t really root for the couple.
There is no spark. Very little fun. It’s really such a drag for a movie that is meant to be silly.
Is it entertaining?
Rating: 0 Chemistry
The only fun thing about a romantic comedy is the tension between the leads. That didn’t exist in Marry Me so the whole movie you just kind of don’t care if they end up together and feel like actually they’d probably be better off if they didn’t. It makes for a very boring watch. It’s like watching two people go on a series of pretty bad first dates over and over again but not even bad enough that it’s funny. Just like a real life bad, awkward, fairly quiet first date from a dating app. Really uninteresting stuff.
Does it have artistic/intellectual value?
Jennifer Lopez does her thing and she is good at it. Owen Wilson does his little “charming man” dance. It’s all fine. Sarah Silverman as Owen’s colleague and friend, Parker, is pretty funny. Plays a decent wing man. The songs are actually more than okay, they’re catchy and pretty good. Its all together assembled with professionalism but it’s nothing to write home about.
Is it liberal propaganda?
Rating: Agenda Free
I didn’t notice an agenda of any kind.
Overall just a snore. Not worth the watch.