Why is Shotgun Wedding rated R? (Age rating explained)

Jennifer Lopez as Darcy Rivera and Josh Duhamel as Tom Fowler in Shotgun Wedding. Photo Credit: Ana Carballosa
Jennifer Lopez as Darcy Rivera and Josh Duhamel as Tom Fowler in Shotgun Wedding. Photo Credit: Ana Carballosa /
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Jennifer Lopez has been making a comeback to romantic comedies lately, and one to definitely add to your watch list is the newly released Shotgun Wedding on Prime Video!

The film takes place at the Mahal Island Resort in the Philippines where Darcy and Tom are getting married at their destination wedding. But the ceremony is halted with the arrival of modern-day pirates taking everyone hostage. Right before the wedding, the couple was arguing away from their families, and so they are taken by different members of the attackers and manage to escape.

As they go on this crazy adventure, Darcy and Tom learn to reconnect, work on issues they hadn’t voiced to each other before, and learn just how much they really do love each other. All the while, they’re on a mission to save their loved ones who are held captive. You know, a typical day’s work!

Though the film is lighthearted and not meant to be too serious, it does have a mature rating. Why is that the case? We’ve got the answer for you below!

Why is Shotgun Wedding rated R?

Rated R stands for “restricted,” meaning it’s recommended that anyone under 17 years old should have a parent with them when watching that production. These movies are given this rating due to some adult material portrayed in the story.

For Shotgun Wedding, the Motion Picture Association has rated the movie R due to language and some violence/bloody images. So be sure if your teens are excited to see the movie, an adult is present!

The movie stars Lopez as Darcy, Josh Duhamel as Tom, Jennifer Coolidge,Sonia Braga, Cheech Marin, Selena Tan, D’Arcy Carden, Callie Hernandez, Desmin Borges, Steve Coulter, and Lenny Kravitz.

Shotgun Wedding is now streaming on Prime Video.

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