Dying to Marry Him (2021 Lifetime)

Dying to Marry Him (2021 Lifetime)

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Cast: Anna Marie Dobbins, Nathan Kehn, Andrea Hickey, Ben Reed

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

No longer recognizable, Amy returns to her hometown and becomes the wedding planner for her first love with her mind set on getting him back no matter what the cost. (2021)

Recap/Wine Thoughts

The movie begins with a beautiful killer stuffing a body in a trunk and throwing it in a dumpster.

Cut to five days earlier, Macy (Lifetime Movie Club KEEN, Anna Marie Dobbins) is making final arrangements with her gay husband tobe, Professor Jeff. They do weird couple things like telling each other when one another phone rings and sit on one another’s lap. 

The woman, Amy, follows Macy to her wedding dress fitting, peddles her wedding planning business LOUDLY, and steals a pair of fabric scissors. The beautiful killer watches them from a window, finds the wedding invite online, and angrily throws her laptop. (Apparently, she was a childhood crush of Jeff’s.) Amy is hired as an assistant or something and spends most of her time having voice-over monologues in her head while doing monotonous tasks. 

While hiking through a field of poppies or something, Macy hires her friend Jordi to help with the wedding planning, but when Amy offers her services, the two friends jump at the chance to have “professional support.”

Amy finds out an ex-boyfriend has a restraining order out on him. She tracks him down, and he threatens to call the police unless she is there for a booty call. Amy shoots him while saying cliche sayings. (EYEROLL!) “It’s better to love and lost than never to have loved at all.”

Amy watches Jeff and Macy while hiding in some bushes. She makes up a free wedding planning package to get in between the couple and sets up a meeting. Carrie, the wedding shop owner, doesn’t like that Amy overstepped her boundaries. Amy says she won’t do it again, but when Carrie gets fax about Amy’s mental health issues, Amy strangles her. (Carrie is the body from the beginning of the movie.) 

With Carrie out of the way, Amy visits Jeff and Macy’s wedding venue, which is his childhood home. She walks around taking a picture and smelling Jeff’s pillows. It is creepy, but not in a fun way. More like a… what is happening way. Amy decides to audit Jeff’s business class and says she wants to start her wedding planning business. They look over her business proposal while she caresses his inner thigh. Amy comes clean about who she is. Amy from next door. Jeff can’t believe it, his first kiss and best friend is back. 

Amy was in a horrible car accident that killed her parents. This explains why Jeff didn’t recognize her. (The movie SHOULD have started with a horrific car accident and Amy with her face being un-wrapped like the Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder.”) 

When Jeff tells Macy about Amy, she thinks the story is awful and a bit strange that she is back in his life. They agree to keep her on as the wedding planner. (Little do they know Amy keeps a serial killer wall full of pictures of Jeff.)

Police find Carrie’s body in the garbage, and she is ALIVE?!?! Detectives are on the case and try to track down who attacked Carrie. (Who is in a coma.) Lucky for the detective, Jordy is his daughter and has been looking for Carrie.

Macy and Jordy go on a bachelorette trip after being encouraged to do so by Amy. Amy tastes cake with Jeff and wears Macy’s wedding dress while they do so. Jeff, for some reason, doesn’t think this is weird. He checks with Amy later, and she thinks it is VERY weird because Amy was in the WEDDING DRESS!!!!

Jeff’s longhaired friend Wyatt throws a bachelor party, and somehow Amy inserts herself into that situation too. She shows up with two friends in masks and gives Jeff a lapdance and a lot of vodkas. When he realizes that it is Amy, he calls her a psycho and kicks her out.

Macy tells Amy that she wants to cancel the wedding and elope instead. Amy grabs the pair of fabric scissors and chases Macy into the backroom. Macy sees the serial killer wall and calls Amy a “bitch.” 


Amy calls Jeff’s dean and files a report of sexual harassment. Macy wants the whole nightmare but instead, she slow dances with Jeff until Amy shoots them through the window. 

It is finally the day of the wedding, and it looks pretty Janky. Amy not only isn’t well mentally, but she is terrible at her fake job too?!?! She shows up with a gun and plans on killing Macy, but Macy isn’t going down like that and fights in her wedding dress. (Strangeling Amy with her wedding vail.)

Carrie wakes up in the hospital in full makeup and tells the doctors that Amy tried to kill her.

Jeff shows up and doesn’t really save the day. Macy and Amy continue to fight until Jeff smashes Amy in the head with a wine bottle.

The wedding goes off without a hitch. Their vows are pretty lame, and so is the wedding attire. Bye movie. I hated you. 

Side Note

Minority Report: Charlotte, Doctor, Dylan, Nurse, 

The Amy talking to herself thing was VERY annoying and lazy ass storytelling.

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Overall rating

Number of Kills: 

🔪🔪 ( 2 Knives)

Enjoyment Level: 🍷 (1 glasses of wine)

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1 Comment

  1. I was waiting for a post about this one. This had to have been one of the worst LM I’ve seen. So unenjoyably cheesy and the acting, low budget and general character stupidity… Ugh

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