From ‘The Wedding Planner’ to ‘Shotgun Wedding’, Jennifer Lopez’s most heartwarming wedding movies

From ‘The Wedding Planner’ to ‘Shotgun Wedding’, Jennifer Lopez’s most heartwarming wedding movies
'The Wedding Planner' and 'Shotgun Wedding's official poster (IMDb)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Lopez has always stunned as a bride be it when she recently got married to 'Gone Girl' actor, Ben Affleck or when she was first seen as a bride onscreen in 'The Wedding Planner'. However, 'Jenny from the Block' singer, miss Lopez is yet again going to be seen as a bride in the upcoming Prime movie, although it is not sure if she ends up getting married in the movie. 

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Lopez, first came to movies in 1997 when she starred in the biographical musical drama film based on Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 'Selena'. The biopic is based on the true story of Tejano music star Selena Quintanilla-Perez, chronicling her rise to fame and tragic death when she was murdered by Yolanda Saldívar at the age of 23. Furthermore, the film was re-released last year in select cinemas in April 2022, which coincides with the film's 25th anniversary. Regardless, read more to find out about every wedding movie Jennifer Lopez has starred in. 

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Let's start in the chronological order of Jennifer Lopez's first wedding movie to the most recent. 

1) 'The Wedding Planner'

Miss Lopez's first wedding movie was 'The Wedding Planner'. The 2001's romantic comedy film directed by Adam Shankman, in his feature film directorial debut, written by Michael Ellis and Pamela Falk, and starring Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. 

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The official synopsis of the film reads, "While celebrating her newest and most lucrative account. The wedding of Internet tycoon Fran Donelly (Bridgette Wilson-Sampras) Mary (Jennifer Lopez) is rescued from a near-fatal collision with a runaway dumpster by handsome pediatrician Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey). After spending the most enchanting evening of their lives together, Mary thinks she's finally found a reason to believe in love. What she doesn't know is that cupid and her career are about to collide head-on."

2) 'Monster-in-Law'

After 2001, miss Lopez starred in 2003's 'Monster-in-Law.' The Robert Luketic movie was a major hit when it was released. The Anya Kochoff written film starred Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, and Wanda Sykes. It marked a return to cinema for Fonda, being her first film in 15 years since Stanley & Iris in 1990. The film was negatively received by critics who praised Fonda's performance but panned the screenplay, and Lopez's performance. 'Monster-in-Law' was a significant box office success, grossing $154 million on just a $43 million budget. 

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The official synopsis of the film reads, "Charlotte (Jennifer Lopez) is smitten when she meets Dr. Kevin Fields (Michael Vartan). So when Kevin pops the question after they start dating, Charlotte happily accepts. But she soon realizes that Kevin's mom, Viola (Jane Fonda), is not quite thrilled to have a new family member. Viola, a newscaster, has just lost her job and is feeling rather attached to Kevin, so she regards Charlotte as her new competition -- and will apparently do anything to make her son call off the wedding."

3) 'Marry Me'

The romantic comedy-drama film directed by Kat Coiro, with a screenplay by John Rogers, Tami Sagher, and Harper Dill is based on the 2012 graphic novel of the same title by Bobby Crosby. Apart from Lopez, the film also stars 'Marley & Me' actor, Owen Wilson. Lopez is seen as Kat Valdez, a pop star, who decides to marry Charlie Gilbert (Wilson), a math teacher holding a 'Marry Me' sign, after learning that her on-stage bridegroom Bastian (Maluma) has been having an affair. John Bradley, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Guillart, and Chloe Coleman also star in supporting roles. The Wilson starring film received mixed reviews from critics, grossing $50.5 million at the box office. Furthermore, 'Marry Me' also became the most-streamed day-and-date title on Peacock.

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4) 'Shotgun Wedding'

This will be a new one adding to Lopez's already binge-worthy wedding movie catalog.  The Jason Moore helmed and Mark Hammer written film stars, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Duhamel, Sonia Braga, Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz, and Cheech Marin. The premise of the film surrounds Tom (Josh Duhamel), Darcy (Jennifer Lopez), and their lovable but very opinionated families, who gather for an ultimate destination wedding. Regardless, when the couple gets cold feet, the wedding party is taken hostage and the couple must work together to save their loved ones if they don't end up killing each other first. 

'Shotgun Wedding' is scheduled to be released on January 27, 2023, by Amazon Studios via Prime Video

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