Destination WeddingFilm Review Destination Wedding · Victor Levin · Keanu Reeves · Winona Ryder · R · 2018 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
This week’s review brings the second installment in “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops).
A brief description: A cynical man and a heartbroken woman are brought together at a destination wedding where they develop a relationship despite their animosity for other people.
|Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are in this! Who doesn’t love some Reeves on Ryder action (quite literally at some point).||The characters they play are so unlikeable that I was just annoyed by the end of it.|
|Levin wrote an entire movie where the script is purely a dialogue between the two characters.||Levin wrote an entire movie where the script is purely a dialogue between the two characters.|
|Keanu brings back his Matrix-era style of acting, and the general lack of excitement and emotion he brings fits the role of Frank well.||I hope no one actually sounds like that when hocking a loogie.|
|Winona plays Lindsay with a measured amount of “fatigue from living” attitude while still showing that underneath the wear and tear, she is still hopeful for love.||Who goes to her ex-fiancé’s wedding in hopes of finding closure?|
|The film takes a nice diversion from the usual happy-go-lucky style of rom-coms.||The end result is a miserable stew of unrealistic conversations that go on forever and ever.|
“Destination Wedding” has its funny and charming moments, but not enough to make us feel rewarded for having invested 90 minutes. I can’t honestly recommend the film, but if you’ve got a dark sense of humor and love Reeves and Ryder, feel free to give it a shot.
Director: Victor Levin
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
2018, R, 90 mincomments powered by Disqus