Destination Wedding, a witty take on relationships

I could not stop laughing when I watched Wedding Destination. It is dark romantic comedy about two misfits who travel to a wedding in the French countryside. They get into a couple of awkward situations but it is their dark yet witty outlook at life and the guests that bring out the laughs.

There are basically two stars in the film with a whole lot of extras. Firstly, there is Keanu Reeves who brings that pessimistic witty sarcasm in a monotonic manner which is quite funny – picture him as Sheldon Cooper in the sitcom Big Bang Theory. His costar is Winona Ryder.

Ryder is the overly optimistic character, bringing a balance to Reeve’s Frank. She is the ying to his yang and is a fit choice for this role. I cannot complain about the casting.

As I said, the misfits Frank (Reeves) and Lindsay (Ryder) first meet at the airport for a flight to the wedding destination. Immediately, they find they are at odds with each other but things get worse when they are seated next to each other on the plane and the placed in adjacent rooms at the hotel. They only thing they find in common is a dislike for the bride and groom and some of the guests.

The film is very relateable especially when attending obligatory social gatherings. I mean the obligation takes you there but you wish you were somewhere else. Then there are the ton of guests that you barely know or dislike but cannot seem to avoid. The dialogue between Frank and Lindsay will either have you rolling on the floor with laughter (ROFL) or just smiling.

Without giving too much away, there are a couple of moments in the film that stand out like the sex scene which is absolutely hilarious and the scene where they watch TV while drinking wine and eating chocolate.

Overall, the film is a dark witty take on relationships and family and is something that anyone with a good sense of humor will enjoy.

Author: Bernard Nolan Sinai

I’m a writer, publisher, IT personnel and martial artist.

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