I love me a Jennifer Lopez rom-com and I usually adore Owen Wilson's comfy on screen presence. I was so excited to watch them pair up that I decided to pay $20 to watch it sooner than later after waiting a month since seeing the first trailer.
I was sure it had to be good since Jennifer Lopez has been in other films I've really enjoyed and so had Owen Wilson (Maid in Manhattan, Wedding Planner, Second Act, Shall we dance, etc for J-Lo and I Spy, Night at the Museum, Midnight in Paris, Loki for Owen Wilson). Maybe it was the $20 price tag... but this movie fell SO short.
It didn't feel so much like a movie but an odd mixture of an instagram live and a documentary. The dialogue was boring, there wasn't much action or excitement with the plot because you get all the highlights in the trailer, and it had a false sense of suspense with the Math Competition Climax. Ultimately it felt like a commercial. Look I am trying to GET AWAY from all the social media excitement, instagram lives, advertisements, promotional YouTube videos etc that to see them added purposely into a movie was really disappointing.
Ultimately it didn't hold my attention and I was more interested in cooking my chicken tikka masala than I was in watching this flick. I'd pass and save your money!