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After finding some success with 2022’s “Marry Me,” star Jennifer Lopez immediately returns to the romantic comedy genre with “Shotgun Wedding.” However, instead of mild pleasantries and easily solvable problems, the new movie offers more of an action film experience, detailing all the panic involved when a destination wedding is invaded by local pirates on the hunt to collect a fortune in ransom money. Instead of toughening up in the part, Lopez looks to try on a Lucille Ball impression for the picture, which isn’t easy to watch. Actually, there’s very little in “Shotgun Wedding” that’s charming, with director Jason Moore (“Pitch Perfect,” “Sisters”) overseeing a noisy and brainless offering of easily digestible entertainment, with the cast and crew enjoying tropical surroundings while the material drags through uninspired scenes of physical threats and relationship woes. Read the rest at


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