TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - May 17, 2018
Every once in a while, you'll watch a trailer for a movie and think, "That's not real." Allow me to show you one of those trailers...
This film, allegedly titled Destination Wedding, reunites Bram Stoker's Dracula co-stars Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder for a "romantic 'comedy.'" That's the first time I've ever had to use quotation marks within quotation marks to emphasize just how outlandish this whole things is.
Two of the most authentically likable actors of their generation play awful, unlovable, hopeless losers who meet while attending the titular event. I don't know what it is about casting these two together, but they're almost always miscast when they're in a film together.
Nothing about this feels like a real movie. It feels more like the movie that the characters in a Coen Brothers movie would go and see. Frances McDormand and George Clooney would "Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear" laugh their way through this and then we'd get on with the rest of their story.
This isn't real. It can't be real. It looks like it was filmed over a weekend as an elaborate joke. Maybe Keanu's friend forged his signature on a contract again. I guess we'll find out just how real Destination Wedding is when it "opens in theaters everywhere" on August 24.