Keanu Reeves is a pop-cultural phenomenon. With his iconic beard and chin-length hair that adds to his aesthetic, Reeves is a highly accomplished actor whose superstardom has transcended any genre constriction. A thorough philanthropist and extremely humble, Reeves’ career underwent a resuscitation- also known as Kenessaince- following his performance as John Wick in the eponymous film.
Keanu Reeves had borne the brunt of criticism following his horrendous accent in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1990 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula alongside Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins and others. His second collaboration with Winona Ryder is one forgotten flick that is now streaming on Netflix.
Written and directed by Victor Levin, the film stars the A-list duo as middle-aged people who meet each other while travelling to the same wedding. They find themselves loathing each other after bickering on every topic under the sun. However, sparring with words often makes the heart grow fonder and the duo finds themselves falling for each other as violently as they argue.
In their second collaboration with each other, following the disastrous stint on Coppola’s film that still remains an unholy blemish on Reeves’ career, the actors blend in seamlessly with their neurotic characters as they argue away to glory.
While it has an average rating of 51 per cent, with many divided over the general air of the film, it is an overall quirky, feel-good rom-com that could be good for weekend bingeing.
Reeves was seen as Neo Ryder in his latest release The Matrix Resurrection which was absolutely horrendous and uncalled for. Here’s to hoping that Ryder will garner a way better response as Joyce Byers in the fourth season of Stranger Things.