It's not enough to just escape into a romantic comedy these days; movie-goers want that rom-com set in a far-flung destination, too, as evidenced by The Lost City earlier this year (starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum and set on a remote island) and the forthcoming Ticket to Paradise, in which Julia Roberts and George Clooney rekindle an old flame in Bali.
Now comes Shotgun Wedding, starring Jennifer Lopez (whose most recent entry in the genre was this year's Marry Me) and Josh Duhamel as Darcy and Tom, a couple whose families have gathered for a destination wedding in a tropical locale. When their ceremony is taken hostage by pirates, the would-be newlyweds must overcome any cold feet to save their big day — and the lives of everyone in attendance.
Come for the romance and comedy, stay for Jennifer Coolidge wielding a AK-47 and shouting, "Nobody f—ks with my family!"
Pitch Perfect and Sisters director Jason Moore helms from a script by Mark Hammer. The movie's cast also includes Sônia Braga, Cheech Marin, D'Arcy Carden, Callie Hernandez, Selena Tan, and Lenny Kravitz, who pops up at the wedding as Lopez's character's ex.
Shotgun Wedding is streaming on Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 27, 2023. Watch the trailer below.