Review of ‘This Is Me…Now: A Love Story’: Five reasons to watch the musical madness of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

For the release of his album. This is me nowJennifer López decided to self-produce a medium-length film titled This is me… now: a love story to the script written by none other than Ben Affleck, who also plays a hilarious role. Here are five good reasons to check out this giant, blockbuster music video, available on Prime Video on February 16.

1. The story completely blew up.

Jennifer Lopez has reimagined her romantic history, describing herself as an emotional addict with her repeated marriages. She starts This is me… now: a love story telling the Puerto Rican legend of Alida, a young woman in love with a boy from an enemy tribe who transformed into a hummingbird, a legend with which her mother rocked her childhood. This narrative thread serves as a framework for the adult J.Lo who goes from one marriage to another (in real life, the star has been married four times) without even taking the time to be alone. This quest full of traps is told with a lot of self-criticism and whose script is written by Ben Affleck, Matt Walton, Dave Meyers (the director) and Chris Shafer.

2. Big names

This fictional Jennifer Lopez’s love life is overseen by a “council of zodiac signs” that includes Sofia Vergara, Jane Fonda, Post Malone, Keke Palmer, Trevor Noah and Neil de Grasse Tyson! Her successive husbands are played by Trevor Jackson, Tony Bellissimo and dancer Derek Hough, who looks exactly like Chris Hemsworth.



Review of 'This Is Me...Now: A Love Story': Five reasons to watch the musical madness of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez works to rebuild her heart in “This Is Me…Now: A Love Story.”

Photo provided by Amazon MGM Studios.

3. The songs

Obviously, This is me… now: a love story It is a visual and marketing support intended to promote the simultaneous release of their new album. This is me… now: a love story. There we find of course I can not get enough, the single released a few weeks ago. We also have the right to Reboundhas broken like me presented during a group therapy session with a group of emotional addicts, some notes from “Hummingbird” and, of course, to This is me nowcontinuation of his This is me…so of 2002.

4. Images

Presented as a visual album or musical film (not a musical), This is me… now: a love story It includes impressive sets, some futuristic like the one in this factory with a giant mechanical heart and others Hollywood like the one in their apartments in New York. We also see Jennifer López at the wedding of one of her friends, in a setting halfway between the video game and a trip to India. The choreography in the factory scenes is perfectly synchronized and the one in the rain inevitably reminds us of “Let’s sing in the rain.” And yes, with a production budget estimated at $20 million, we’re not surprised by the visual extravagances.



Review of 'This Is Me...Now: A Love Story': Five reasons to watch the musical madness of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez in “This Is Me… Now” (2024)

Photo provided by Amazon MGM Studios.

5. Ben Affleck

Obviously, Ben Affleck is credited… and not just as a co-writer. J.Lo’s new husband and ex-fiancé is also the interpreter of Rex Stone, a kind of expert with a blonde wig, a hairstyle halfway between the Longueuil cut and that of Donald Trump, and speaking on a television channel with continuous information . We also find him in the credits, where he tries to answer the very serious question: Is astrology real? As you can see, self-loathing reigns among the Bennifers!

This is me… now: a love story It will be available on Prime Video starting February 16.

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