Review: ‘Marry Me’ is a Jennifer Lopez Concert Ticket, but Not Quite a Valentine’s Day Rom-Com

Universal Studio’s ambitious Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson-led film Marry Me sings its way into theaters this Friday just in time for Valentine’s Day, with, unfortunately, lackluster appeal.

Based on Bobby Crosby’s graphic novel by the same name, Marry Me tells the story of international popstar Kat Valdez (Lopez) who is set to marry her hunky fiance and fellow popstar Bastian (Maluma) live, on stage,

Seconds before the ceremony is set to begin, Page Six leaks gutwrenching footage of Bastian cheating on Kat with her personal assistant, which sends her into a tailspin on stage in front of an audience.


Marry Me plays into the more recently popular trope of a “PR relationship” which is just a Hollywood-ized version of the “fake dating” trope.

There are a lot of very cute moments during their whirlwind for-show romance, where you see how these two could work together. 

For all of the cute tropey moments that Marry Me features, there is a lot that doesn’t quite hit the mark for me. J. Lo exudes so much natural confidence and elegance on the screen, and she has chemistry with everyone other than Wilson. 

On the production side of things, the audio mixing was all over the place. The musical numbers were often too loud and the dialogue scenes were hard to hear in contrast.