Spoiler-Free Review of “Shotgun Wedding” on Prime: Light and Entertaining

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“I just want everything to be perfect…”

Shotgun Wedding released on Prime Video on January 27th 2023. The rom-com-action film stars Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Coolidge, and Lenny Kravitz. It runs for approximately an hour and forty minutes.

Darcy and Tom bring their families to a destination wedding in The Philippines, but things go horribly wrong when pirates hold them hostage.

Here is the trailer:

Shotgun Wedding has enough entertaining moments and some believable chemistry between Lopez and Duhamel, making this an enjoyable rom-com. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fun cast.

Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel were both a lot of fun in this one and I actually really loved the chemistry/banter between them. The rest of the cast was great too and having Jennifer Coolidge in this was a dream come true. She really brought the humor and saved this film from falling flat in a lot of ways.

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Good balance of action and romance.

These are honestly my favorite kinds of rom-coms. If you enjoyed The Lost City with Sandra Bullock, you’ll get a similar vibe with this film. While I enjoyed the romantic moments, I preferred Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel on the run from the pirates. That’s where the magic was and it worked for the most part.

The Cons:

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The humor is hit or miss…

I did genuinely find some parts of this movie actually really funny. However, not all of the humor landed. Some of the dialogue was really odd and it felt like the film was trying too hard in certain scenes.

The pacing also needed some work as well. I thought it took a little too long for things to happen, but once they did it improved, so this wasn’t a huge con.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

Far from perfect and definitely not my favorite Jennifer Lopez film, but if you’re looking for a quick rom-com/action flick, you’ll find enough to enjoy with this one.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Shotgun Wedding in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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