Destination Wedding (M18)
Starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
Directed by Victor Levin
Talky, if not a little overwritten, rom-com starring Keanu Reeves (keeping his John Wick beard) and Winona Ryder as random strangers who meet cute (or hate) while en route to the same wedding in the wine country of San Luis Obispo in Central California.
It’s a wedding neither one wants to attend, so they find solace in each other, spending the next three days trading insults and life philosophies. They can’t stop talking, even when they’re having sex in the great outdoors (“There's kelp at or near my vagina,” says Ryder, mid-coitus).
How much of their yakking you can tolerate depends on how big a fan you’re of the stars. Because they’ve worked together three times before (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, A Scanner Darkly and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee), they have this irresistible easy chemistry. It’s hard to say no. (***)
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