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Jennifer Lopez: Why Lead Weddings, her new movie is so bad

2023-02-04T22:37:01.243Z


It lives up to its title. It pretends to be an action comedy, but it doesn't get a smile. Where to see it (or not).


There is something that obviously attracts

Jennifer Lopez

: weddings.

It would be good if she took him to her psychologist's couch before going to the movies, because perhaps it all started when her marriage to

Ben Affleck

 (back in 2004) did not reach the altar, although last year it did.

And

Lead Weddings

, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video, is the fourth film of hers in which the word marriage is related in the title.

Also, J Lo could pay attention to some signs so as not to be wrong again.

And we are not talking about couples, but about scripts.

And more so when

Ryan Reynolds

, who was going to be Tom, the one who marries Darcy, his character, was the first to get off the project -he was hooked as executive producer-, leaving the place to Armie Hammer.

Yes, the actor accused of cannibalism and sexual harassment, in the order you prefer.

Without one or the other, Josh Duhamel came into action (the series

The Thing About Pam

, with Renée Zellweger; he was married to Fergie, from the Black Eyed Peas, maybe that's why it sounds familiar to you).

Jennifer Lopez and the third actor who did agree to shoot the comedy, Josh Duhamel.

Photos Amazon Prime Video

Duhamel, who is not Duracell, although it sounds similar, runs out of energy or batteries quickly in this comedy in which if there is something that there is not, it is the chemistry between the couple.

Darcy and Tom decided to get married at a resort in the Philippines.

She didn't want her billionaire father (Cheech Marin) to bear the cost.

And they are there, in rehearsals, when one realizes the tensions between family members: Darcy's mother (Sonia Braga, unrecognizable, but not only because of the years that have passed since

Doña Flor and her two husbands

-1976-) not he benches the young couple of his ex.

The worst that can happen to a couples comedy is that there is no chemistry between its members.

On the other side of the aisle, Tom's parents are also annoying, especially his mom (Jennifer Coolidge, who is winning awards all the time for the comedy series

The White Lotus

).

For more, Darcy's father invited his daughter's ex-boyfriend (Lenny Kravitz, more disoriented than on a bocce court).

Why didn't he say "No, I don't want to"

But everything will get worse when some pirates who were hanging around arrive at the place and take all the guests hostage.

To the couple, no, because just, but just, they had distanced themselves from them and from each other: they fought, yes, shortly after saying Yes, I want.

Unrecognizable.

Sonia Braga, the 72-year-old Brazilian, plays J Lo's mother.

These are the twists of fate, because Jennifer Lopez should precisely learn to say

No, I don't want

to when she's offered roles in movies like this one.

But well, she is listed as one of the producers, so part of the blame for this mess falls on her.

Lenny Kravitz plays the ex of Jennifer Lopez's character.

She did not invite him, but the father of the bride.

It doesn't matter: he would have stayed at her house.

Too violent to be a comedy (see how the bad guys die, one by one or in pairs), how Jason Moore came from directing

Avenue Q

on Broadway -for which he himself was a Tony nominee- to making this is one of the many unanswered questions.

She also has to her credit (or must)

Sisters

, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and

Pitch Perfect

, with Anna Kendrick, which adds absolutely nothing, by the way.

Screenwriter Mark Hammer, apart from having little wit, is not exactly prolific: this is his second screenplay in nine years.

We don't know if he took so long to write this, which would be terrible, or even more terrible, nobody called him for so long, for some reason.

A reason that, after seeing

Lead Weddings

, would be understood.

"Lead Weddings"

Bad

Comedy/Action.

USA, 2022.

Original title:

“Shotgun Wedding”.

100', SAM 16. From: Jason Moore.

With: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Coolidge, Sonia Braga, Cheech Marin.

Available on: Amazon Prime Video.

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