Normally I don’t get into rom-com’s but I just wanted to watch something a little light-hearted and maybe this wasn’t what I should have or intended to watch but somehow, some way I enjoyed this.
The breakdown of this film is two people go to a wedding and hook up. Keanu Reeves plays the half-brother of the groom and Winona Ryder is the ex-fiancee of said brother. These two first run into each at the airport and the meeting is anything but romantic. The tension between the two is borderline annoying. They trade insults and judgements with each other ad nauseam. The characters play to each other almost to the point I wanted to turn off the movie.
However, Ryder and Reeves had an interesting chemistry that kept me watching. Why? I don’t know for sure because both characters came off as people that if I met them in real life I would put great distances between them and myself. The conversations the two participate in are in the lines of the most absurd and pompous I’ve seen or heard in film. Yet, they are what kept me watching. Perhaps it was the play of the actors that made it worth watching rather than anything the film tried to do.
The end of the film felt predictable but rewarding in some manner. Not that the film was great in any way but it wasn’t bad either. The plot wasn’t the lead of the film, rather Ryder and Reeves worked well together and made the film enjoyable. It was good to see two actors that were able to compliment each other and make something dumb enjoyable.
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