Review: Keanu Reeves & Winona Ryder Trade Barbs In Rom-Com DESTINATION WEDDING - Movies In Focus
A sort of anti-romantic comedy, Destination Wedding is a snide, well written independent comedy with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder as Frank and Lindsay, two strangers who meet on their way to a wedding in California’s wine region. She’s the ex-girlfriend of the groom and he’s his brother. They antagonise each other from the very start but a series of coincidences means that they have to spend all their time together. Will they? Won’t they? You can probably guess, but as they say – ‘it’s not the destination, it’s the journey’. Shot in an unfussy fashion by cinematographer Giorgio Scali, with a jaunty score by William Ross, writer-director Victor Levin’s film is an enjoyable enough piece of frothy fluff which doesn’t outstay its welcome. Running a slender 85 minutes, Destination Wedding cruises along on the charm of its two leads. Looking like it was shot on a ten day break between John Wick sequels and seasons of Stranger Things, this dry comedy works because Reeves and Ryder understand the tone of the film and know how to cleverly deliver the dialogue. Speaking of dialogue, they’re the only people in the film with any (and they have a lot of it). The fact [...]