Marry Me appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This turned into an appealing presentation.
Sharpness satisfied, with nary a sliver of unintentional softness. The image went with some stylized photography at times that meant decreased definition, but those instances made sense for the tale, and the movie otherwise seemed accurate and well-defined.
The image lacked shimmering or jaggies, and it also demonstrated no edge haloes. Print flaws remained absent as well.
For the most part, the presentation presented an amber and teal palette, though concert scenes veered toward purples and reds. The Blu-ray executed them in an appropriate manner.
Blacks looked dark and dense, while shadows felt smooth and concise. I thought we got a well-rendered transfer.
The DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Marry Me mainly came to life during scenes at concerts or other places that involved music. Those used all the channels in an involving manner, with plenty of songs and atmosphere around the room.
Other sequences became less dynamic, but they added some useful information. Though I couldn’t find anything exciting in these moments, the soundfield worked for the film.
Audio quality satisfied, with dialogue that came across as natural and concise. Music showed nice range and warmth.
Effects didn’t have much to do, but they stayed accurate and lacked distortion. I thought the mix suited the story.
As we hit the disc’s extras, we start with an audio commentary from director Kat Coiro and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Both sit together for this running, screen-specific look at story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, music, and related topics.
Don’t expect much from this chat, as it tends to feel superficial. We do get occasional nuggets, such as the revelation that the script didn’t originally give Charlie a daughter.
Unfortunately, much of the track sticks with praise for those involved – especially Jennifer Lopez – and general narration. Throw in more than a few empty spots and this turns into a lackluster discussion.
Eight Deleted Scenes span a total of five minutes, 27 seconds. Expect a lot of minor character bits and additions, some of which work, some of which don’t.
A Gag Reel goes for one minutes, 45 seconds. It delivers the usual goofs and giggles but nothing more.
Some featurettes follow, and Jennifer Unveiled runs 11 minutes, 49 seconds and offers notes from Coiro, Goldsmith-Thomas, and actors Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson.
We get a focus on Lopez here, with some of the expected happy talk about her. However, “Unveiled” offers more behind the scenes footage than usual, and those tidbits make it above average.
Behind the Camera lasts five minutes, 28 seconds and brings material from Coiro, Lopez, Goldsmith-Thomas, Wilson, production designer Jane Musky, director of photography Florian Ballhaus, costume designer Caroline Duncan, and actors Maluma, Chloe Coleman and Sarah Silverman.
“Camera” examines story/characters, cast and performances, sets, locations and costumes. A few nuggets emerge but most of this brings fluff.
Next comes Turn It Up, a five-minute, 52-second reel with info from Lopez, Goldsmith-Thomas, Coiro, Maluma, and concert creative consultant Tabitha Duomo.
“Up” discusses the movie’s music. More praise and puffery emerges here.
Live At Madison Square Garden fills four minutes, 41 seconds with Coiro, Maluma, Lopez, Goldsmith-Thomas, unit production manager Pamela Thur and actor John Bradley.
Via “Live”, we look at the casting of Maluma and some character elements as well as the concert shoot. We fail to find much substance here, though it’s bizarre Goldsmith-Thomas thinks Madison Square Garden holds 50,000 people!
After this, we find Married With Style, a five-minute, three-second piece that features Lopez, Coiro, Goldsmith-Thomas, Duomo, Musky, Duncan and choreographer Kiel Tutin.
“Style” digs into aspects of the concert performances. Mostly superficial content results.
Finally, we get a lyric video for “On My Way”. It mixes movie clops with the song’s text to become wholly forgettable.
The disc opens with an ad for Redeeming Love. No trailer for Marry Me appears here.
One can certainly find many rom-coms weaker than Marry Me, but that fails to act as an actual endorsement. The movie benefits from the charm of its leads but it runs too long and lacks the inspiration it needs to become better than mediocre. The Blu-ray offers excellent visuals along with appropriate audio and a mix of bonus materials. Expect a watchable but not especially involving romantic comedy from this one.