(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

MARRY ME is a musical romantic comedy with mathematics. She's a pop star, he's a math teacher and the coach of the math team. There are short sequences with the math club, but much longer dance numbers; I would have preferred it the other way around. After all, the love song will last something like five years and then won't be remembered. At the same time the math in the math club will last forever and ever. When she finds out her celebrity fiance cheated on her, she impulsively marries the math teacher instead. One might think that if this happened in real life there would be millions of people protesting how immoral this is, but this seems to be how a lot of reality shows work.

The Barbra Streisand film THE MIRROR HAS TWO SIDES represents mathematicians as if they were some sort of weird bug. It is nice to see mathematicians and entertainment people supporting each other and to heck with Streisand.

(It's an odd choice to put your main characters on the screen when you also have dogs because dogs are real attention getters and will take attention away from your main characters while they are on the screen. But at least they use a math competition as the climax rather than a lambada contest.)

Released theatrically and on Amazon Prime streaming 11 February 2022. Rating: low +2 (-4 to +4) or 7/10

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