Destination Wedding – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 64
This week, Daniel and Corky remember the days when you could still travel to destinations by reviewing Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in Destination Wedding. After remaining cooped up for months, the Dare Daniel hosts are ready for a fight. However, this limp rom-com two-hander puts up no fight whatsoever.
Reeves and Ryder get miscast as brittle, misanthropic loners connecting during a dreaded wedding weekend. The film demands congratulations for having a vocabulary, but the nonstop jabber is merely time-filling, sub-Kevin Smith prattle.
Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss mountain lion attacks, Calvinball matches and whine-and-cheese pairings.
Street Fighter (1994) (Jaina Sinclair)
Miss March (Mr. Positivity Wolfie T)
DESTINATION WEDDING FACTS AND FIGURES
Theatrical release date: Aug. 30, 2018 (in Ukraine and the Czech Republic)
International box office: $2.1 million (production budget: $5 million)
Critic scores: 53 on Rotten Tomatoes; 46 on Metacritic
This week’s craft beers: Moksa/Claimstake’s All the Rage collaboration DIPL (Daniel); Urban Roots Brewing’s Pebbles and Marbles grisette (Corky)
This week’s dare: Keanu Reeves
Why did John Wick dare Daniel and Corky to watch Destination Wedding? “Longtime listener, first-time submitter. I know how you love romantic comedies, so I submit to you the anti-romantic comedy. I love it, and it seems that the reactions are binary: love it or hate it. ‘Too much talking.’ Wah.”
IMDB synopsis: “The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.”
This week’s referenced movies: Cutthroat Island; Johnny Mnemonic; Norbit; Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Backdraft; Black Mama, White Mama; A Scanner Darkly; Cats
Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Dare
Theatrical trailer for Destination Wedding
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