Amazon Prime Video’s Shotgun Wedding is full of fluff and an A-list cast, with a high body count. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Amazon Prime Video’s Shotgun Wedding launched on the streaming service yesterday, January 27th. The film has some big names attached to it, as it stars Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel, along with some other big names like Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz, and Cheech Marin. This romantic comedy has its funny moments, violent deaths, and heart, but fails to deliver a film that stands up to the caliber of its cast. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Shotgun Wedding Parents Guide
In Shotgun Wedding: Darcy and Tom gather their families for a destination wedding, but the ceremony gets put on hold when gunmen take everyone hostage. Now, they must do everything they can to save their loved ones — if they don’t wind up killing each other first.
Shotgun Wedding Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Shotgun Wedding.
Language: Shotgun Wedding has strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, sh*t, b*tch, a**, a**h*le, d*mn, and sucks.
Mature Content: Other than the language, the other big concern for parents in the film is the violence it contains. Characters are shown in hand-to-hand combat, wielding guns, shooting each other, and suffering bloody and violent deaths, like being pushed off a cliff and blown up with a grenade. Characters are being kidnapped, and their lives are in peril. There are no sex scenes to speak of, but characters discuss having sex, and there is a scene that shows a character in their underwear seducing another. Characters are also shown consuming alcohol and eating edible cannabis.
Shotgun Wedding has a star-studded cast that includes Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz, and Cheech Marin. The ensemble cast is terrific with the script they are given and definitely has its laugh-out-loud moments. At times, this author felt like the entire film was designed to get Jennifer Coolidge back on set on an island because some of the best and funniest moments featured her quips and silly banter. The chemistry between the entire cast seemed natural and genuine; it was just a huge missed opportunity not to use many of them more.
The beginning of Shotgun Wedding felt like audiences were thrown into the middle of a movie and had to figure out what they missed and what exactly had already gone on. Because the characters aren’t given much of an introduction and the relationships seem rushed, viewers never really become invested in them. Halfway through the movie, the film turns from a romantic comedy of sorts into some sort of murder mystery bloodbath. There are motives and intentions revealed near the end that will shock audiences but also leave them not caring.
Shotgun Wedding certainly gets creative as far as death scenes; the body counts begin adding up, and each death seems crazier and crazier. Despite the many complaints, the movie is entertaining enough, as the action never stops and the twists begin to come, keeping the interest of viewers. Whoever is looking for some mindless, fun entertainment, look no further because Shotgun Wedding fits the bill.