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Shotgun Wedding (2022) review – an undeniably entertaining blast

January 20, 2023

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We review the Prime Video Shotgun Wedding (2022) movie, which does not contain spoilers.

Two action-packed romantic comedies have been released in the last twelve months. Both combine the corny quality of romance with die hardlike getaways. The first was Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum’s vehicle, lost city. Despite an inspired cameo, the romance of this film should have remained buried. The other, shotgun weddingstreaming on First video on January 27, offers something a little different in the genre. They accept the fact that couples will openly bicker and have disagreements long after their relationship ends. It’s always more fun and offers a more cutting-edge experience that never fails to do anything other than entertain.

Shotgun Wedding (2022) Review and Plot Summary

The story follows Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel), who are about to get married on a beautiful tropical island in the middle of the Philippines. Tom is a former baseball player who can no longer play in the big leagues. He must compete with the men in his fiancée’s life. On the one hand, his father, Robert (Cheech Marin), is worth $60 million. He is dating his much younger acupuncturist, Harriet (D’Arcy Carden). Robert does not like Tom and prefers that his daughter come to her senses and marry her former lover, Sean (Lenny Kravitz), the successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who hosts their uninvited helicopter wedding.

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While Tom becomes overly concerned about why Darcy refuses to embrace the wedding experience, their destination wedding is invaded by two types of people. One is their overbearing and overly opinionated families. The other is a gang of pirates who hold the wedding party hostage seeking to take the majority of Robert’s money. Luckily, Tom and Darcy bicker over her cold feet in their hotel room. This forces them to work together to find help and save their family members.

Carried out by Jason Moore (Perfect) and written by Mark Hammer (Two night stand), shotgun wedding has some nice touches. On the one hand, Tom de Duhamel is in love with love and wants the most romantic marriage possible. At the same time, Lopez’s Darcy is ambivalent. The contrast adds an inverted type of friction that is refreshing. The way Kravitz needles Tom, making a tall, dashing, handsome actor feel and act inadequately is amusing. Duhamel’s ability to be insecure is a real secret weapon here. (Can you imagine the original cast, Armie Hammer, in the role?). However, more importantly, the chemistry between the tracks is appealing and never boring. Especially when you work together and come face to face accidentally outmaneuvering their enemies.

While the third act falls into action-comedy cliches, the supporting cast brings some real belly laughs to the storyline, including the Emmy and Golden Globe winner. Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus). As usual, she is historic here as the mother who violates Tom’s boundaries. Coolidge’s well-known deadpan delivery is on point, as is his knack for a wide variety of comedic abilities from physical to improvisational. (She has the biggest flamboyant gun comedy scene since Meryl Streep in The laundery). This allows beautiful leads to take a break from making a movie with a light storyline.

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Is shotgun marriage any good?

Yes, shotgun wedding has some of the same cheesy themes as some romantic comedies. And yes, the final act has some of the same resolutions as many a friend action comedy. It’s all well done, however, and offers enough laughs from the cast’s deep bench of comedic performers. Moore’s film does not reinvent cinema or elevate the genre; it just sticks to the landing being undeniably entertaining and even sweet.

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