No disrespect to JLo supposed, however Jennifer Coolidge is completely the better part of Shotgun Wedding. And the new action-comedy, which started streaming on Amazon Prime Video at present, blessed audiences with a picture I believe we’ve all been ready for: Jennifer Coolidge with a freakin’ machine gun. I do know we’re solely 27 days into 2023, but it surely’s been a exhausting yr. And actually? We deserve this.
Directed by Jason Moore, with a screenplay by Mark Hammer, Shotgun Wedding stars Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel as a soon-to-be-married couple whose vacation spot marriage ceremony in the Philippines is held hostage by pirates. The bride and groom, Darcy and Tom, handle to flee, however the relaxation of the marriage ceremony get together is held at gunpoint in the resort’s fancy infinity pool. And that features Tom’s dorky, well-meaning Midwestern mother, Carol, performed by the one and solely Jennifer Coolidge.
Coolidge is, as you would possibly anticipate, the most hilarious kidnap-ee ever. When the scary, masked man with a gun calls the title of the bride’s wealthy father, she helpfully factors out, “Robert, they’re asking for you.” When a pirate pins title tags to every hostage, she sweetly requests to have hers stapled in the center of her costume, to not the aspect. And when Darcy and Tom determine to stage their marriage ceremony in the center of this hostage state of affairs—in an elaborate plan to flee—she belts out Edwin McCain’s 1997 hit, “I’ll Be.” Basically, she steals each scene that she’s in.
But the best possible scene in the movie comes shortly after that rousing rendition of “I’ll Be,” when the marriage ceremony get together manages to show the tides on the pirates and acquire management of the state of affairs. Lopez threatens the unhealthy guys with a grenade, and one of the kidnappers drops his gun and bolts. Coolidge sees her alternative. She snatches the weapon, after which she will get her Molly Weasely second.
“Nobody fucks with my household!” she screams, after which simply completely unloads a downpour of bullets, fireplace spherical after spherical of the computerized weapon. Is it, logically, the finest concept to open fireplace on a crowd that consists largely of your loved ones and pals? Probably not, however who cares! It’s Jennifer Coolidge screaming and firing a machine gun like she’s the freakin’ Terminator!
God bless director Jason Moore and author Mark Hammer, who acknowledged the golden alternative they’d by placing Jennifer Coolidge in an motion film, and didn’t let that chance move them by. And god bless Coolidge herself, who handles that machine gun like she’s an ex-Marine. Get Paul Feig on the cellphone, as a result of we’ve discovered the good actor to star alongside Melissa McCarthy in Spy 2.
Now, who do I’ve to talk to about giving Jennifer Coolidge a sword?