Shotgun Wedding starring Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel, is rather conventional. The comedic skills of the supporting cast, particularly scene-stealer Jennifer Coolidge, are underutilized.
Shotgun Wedding is a comedy-drama about a wedding that goes tragically wrong when pirates hijack it. It is shot at an island resort and stars Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel. They have to dodge the pirates to save their loved ones, all the while attempting to maintain their sanity in time for their wedding vows. Directed by Jason Moore, it clings to all the clichés of a romantic comedy but fails to stand out due to its unimaginative plot and script by Mark Hammer.
Shotgun Wedding: A Conventional Romantic Comedy Struggles to Strike a Balance
Lopez portrays the nervous bride, who must witness her separated parents, Sonia Braga and Cheech Marin, making small talk with her father’s new lover, Harriet. However, Tom is in charge of organizing the entire wedding at the Mahal Island Resorts, situated in the Philippines. The couple is a little worried before the destination wedding, even though his parents, Steve Coulter and Jennifer Coolidge, are considerably more thrilled.
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The situation is made worse when Darcy’s cool ex-boyfriend, Sean (Lenny Kravitz), turns up to further muddle things. Before the wedding, they are attempting to sort out their emotions. Pirates decide to make themselves uninvited guests and demand a ransom from the groom-to-be.
In her role, Lopez, who is also the project’s producer, seeks to strike a balance between humor and emotion. However, it doesn’t succeed because there isn’t enough stuff to work with. Shotgun Wedding doesn’t reveal anything about the couple or their romance before plunging us into their dinner party and wedding. The chemistry between her and Duhamel is equally unimpressive. The movie’s executive producer, Ryan Reynolds, was once slated to play the lead role in the romantic comedy.
In the closing credits, the cast and their respective roles can be seen having a good time while singing and dancing at a party. In India, Lionsgate Play will broadcast Shotgun Wedding on January 27.