Ben Affleck’s Wild Cameo in ‘This Is Me…Now’

Ben Affleck’s Wild Cameo in ‘This Is Me…Now’

[Editor’s note: This following article spoils the ending of “This Is Me…Now: A Love Story.” We promise you, this doesn’t matter.]

For Ben Affleck fans who thought his small role as Phil Knight in “Air” just needed to be a little BIGGER, Prime Video has a film for you.

And yet, “film” isn’t exactly the right word. The 65-minute “narrative-driven cinematic odyssey” (press release’s words) for Jennifer Lopez‘s wannabe-“Lemonade,” “This Is Me…Now: A Love Story,” follows her search for love, set alongside music videos for several songs off her new album of the same name (also out today!). It’s a bombastic, simplistic misfire.

Opening with a Puerto Rican myth about roses and hummingbirds, viewers are treated to J.Lo working in a steampunk love factory (complete with a giant mechanical heart about to explode!) and a fictionalized-but-clearly-autobiographical tale about realizing she’s a love addict. She’s searching for love in several doomed marriages, before learning the person she really needs to love is…herself.

Throughout its entire (slim) running time, this viewer was waiting for the real love of Jennifer Lopez’s life to put in his previously-teased cameo. Lopez’s real-life husband Affleck is credited in the project’s trailer, so his appearance is not a surprise. Indeed, in the early moments of the project, we see Lopez riding on a motorcycle with a helmeted man who looks suspiciously like the…

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