SHOTGUN WEDDING – A Review by John Strange

SHOTGUN WEDDING – A Review by John Strange

Some men sit back and let their bride-to-be (and her girlfriends and maybe her family) design and execute the wedding.  Tom Fowler (Josh Duhamel) is NOT one of those men.  Darcy Rivera (Jennifer Lopez) Is not one of those women, either!  In fact, I get the impression that this wedding is mostly Tom’s idea of their perfect ceremony.

This is the story of a truly gorgeous plan taking place on a tropical island paradise.  But that paradise is in the Philippines, complete with an ex-fiancé, Sean Hawkins (Lenny Kravitz) to give us both spice and a possible antagonist.

When a person is so in love that their only desire is to make their soon-to-be mate happy, the plan can backfire.  In spades.  Or if you’re on a resort island in the Philippines, pirates can happen.

Pirates, one-liners galore, and Jennifer Coolidge shooting a machine gun combine to give us a lot of fun and laughs!  This is a comedic-action film with beautiful scenery accented with the occasional hand grenade.

Shotgun Wedding has excellent cinematography coupled with a good soundtrack backing a hilarious cast.  Will it win bundles of awards?  Probably not.  What it will do is give you a lot of laughs.  This new Amazon Prime film is a good 4.5-star offering that will have a very good following for a long time to come.

Have a beautiful day and, in the end, “Walk Like an Egyptian”.


Director: Jason Moore

Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Coolidge, Sonia Braga, Cheech Marin, Steve Coulter, D’Arcy Carden, Callie Hernandez, Desmin Borges, Selena Tan, Alberto Isaac

MPAA Rating: R (for language and some violence/bloody images)

Selig Rating: 4.5 Stars

Runtime: 100 Min.

Home Entertainment Release Date: 01/27/2023

Home Entertainment Release: Prime Video

Language: English

Movie Site: SHOTGUN WEDDING Official Website

Trailer: SHOTGUN WEDDING Trailer


The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie, well worth the price.

4 Stars – Good movie

3 Stars – OK movie

2 Stars – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.

1 Star – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn’t paid for it.

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