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Destination Wedding - 2018

Destination Wedding 2018 Film

Destination Wedding - released Aug 31, 2018. Directed by Victor Levin



Destination Wedding - 2018

Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder banter back and forth for 90 minutes and are saddled with the dubious job (from the Victor Levin screenplay) of being unlikable. Their witty dialogue is soaked in miserable observations about themselves and other people as the two are unexpectedly put together during the proceedings at a "destination wedding" in California wine country. Though there are numerous people in the background, no one has any lines except these two (not counting a hispanic maid we hear briefly from outside of a hotel door), and while the nuptials and ceremony are taking place, the dialogue never stops with our two main characters as they fight their mutual attraction and their agreed upon abhorrence of the human race. This is a hard film to categorize as it is a black comedy but doesn't contain any meaningful element of death (like a black comedy), nor is it a "chick flick" or "date film" since those can certainly contain grim elements of melancholy and self doubt, but not for the entire movie.

An interesting moment of victory for love (which takes a continual beating throughout the story) is that we know it has triumphed when the character played by Keanu Reeves finally shuts up.



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