Imagine you plan a beautiful destination wedding, but it takes overtaken by modern-day pirates! That’s what happens in romantic comedy film, Shotgun Wedding, which hit Prime Video on Jan. 27, 2023!
The funny movie stars Jennifer Lopez as Darcy and Josh Duhamel as Tom as the soon-to-be married couple, as well as Jennifer Coolidge as Tom’s mother Carol. Without giving away any spoilers, the story begins at the couple’s rehearsal dinner, and we get a glimpse at how both of their families can be a lot to deal with, even though it comes from a good place.
As Darcy and Tom begin to argue away from everyone else the next day minutes before the wedding, their whole party is taken hostage and they have to wait things out in the swimming pool. Who are these people? They’re pirates looking for money as they know Darcy’s father is rich. He has a net worth of $60 million to be exact.
Though the sort-of happy couple was captured, they manage to escape. And now, it’s up to Darcy and Tom to save their families. Are they be able to get along long enough to do so? As the duo goes on an adventure of a lifetime, the two run through some beautiful landscapes. So where was the movie filmed?
Where was Shotgun Wedding filmed?
Though Shotgun Wedding takes places in the Philippines, the cameras weren’t actually rolling in the Southeast Asian country. Instead, production took place in the Dominican Republic!
The opening shot of the movie tells us we’re at the Mahal Island Resort in the Philippines, but that hotel doesn’t actually exist. It’s a fictional resort made up for the movie, especially as production took place in South America. Filming began in February 2021 and wrapped just a few months later in April of that year.
Shotgun Wedding is now streaming on Prime Video.