Destination Wedding Movie Review
The movie itself was almost a secret. No one knew it was even in the making until it had been already filmed. Victor Levin directed the movie.
The dark romantic comedy starts with Frank (Keanu Reeves) and Lindsey (Winona Ryder) each in their homes doing their own odd idiosyncrasies.
Upon first meeting when standing in line at the airport traveling to a destination wedding in Paso Robles,California. They are cordial to one another. All that changes when Lindsey accuses Frank of cutting the line and trying to get in front of her in the airport.
The plane is only able to carry eight passengers and as fate would have it Lindsey and Frank must share a seat.
At that time it’s revealed Lindsey is Frank’s half brother’s ex fiance (yes, you have to read that five times to fully understand). Immediately there is more dislike.
No matter how much they try to avoid each other the two are paired together. From shared car rides, to adjoining rooms and tables the two can’t get away from each other.
Frank despite the high built walls he has thrown up around himself finds himself feeling pity for Lindsey. He’s amazed how she is able to attend the wedding of her ex holding her head high to cover her broken heart.
There are many jabs at relationships, love and marriage including dark comedy about death. For example both Frank and Lindsey poking fun at Frank’s dad’s new girlfriend a much older woman.
One of the lines uttered by Frank was “Anywhere he visits I hope he knows where the nearest morgue is.”
There are other comedic moments. Eventually Frank’s interest in Lindsey shows itself when he risks his life to save her from a mountain lion. An awkward sex scene follows.
Toward the end Lindsey falls for Frank and wants a relationship. Frank doesn’t feel the same. The two eventually say goodbye with Lindsey flipping Frank off while driving away in a taxi.
That’s not the end though. Your going to have to watch the movie if you want to see the ending. I have to tease my readers a little.
I felt the movie moved too quick at times and there could’ve been a bit more comedy.
Destination Wedding is available through google play for around $16 and on Amazon for $24.99.