With the holiday season unfolding, a particular Jennifer Lopez film has captured the hearts of viewers and ascended the ranks on Netflix’s top ten film list in the UK. It is reminiscent of times when feel-good romcoms, and not the falling economy, had us raging in hordes.
Marry Me, a 2022 romantic comedy-drama directed by Kat Coiro, has secured its place at the sixth spot on the Netflix UK top ten films chart, a notable climb from its seventh position just last week. This Jennifer Lopez starrer offers a delightful escape with its early noughties implausible romance plotline.
The film, based on Bobby Crosby’s 2012 graphic novel of the same title, features Lopez as Kat Valdez, a renowned Latin superstar. Kat’s life takes an unexpected turn when, on the verge of marrying her on-stage partner Bastian, portrayed by Maluma, she discovers his affair with another.
In a spontaneous twist of fate, she ends up marrying Charlie Gilbert (played by Owen Wilson), a humble math teacher who held up a Marry Me sign in the audience. In case you weren’t aware of the biggest romance tropes, this one is the classic ‘marriage of convenience’ trope Mills & Boon novel and Bridgerton lovers will be all too familiar with.
Directed by Coiro and written by John Rogers, Tami Sagher, and Harper Dill, Marry Me weaves an unbelievable but charming tale of love, second chances, and the unpredictable nature of love, life, and celebrity.
Feel-good romantic comedies have long been a staple of holiday entertainment, and Marry Me is no exception. As we approach the New Year, films like this provide the perfect blend of laughter and nostalgia. Just like Marry Me, other feel-good romances such as Love Actually, Notting Hill, and The Holiday offer a comforting escape on streaming platforms.
You can tune in to watch Marry Me on Netflix and catch the trailer here: