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5.2 out of 10

Le Weekend

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Lyn, Metacritic
20 July 2014
  • Summary: This is "Before Midnight" for the retirement-age set. Unlike the couple in that other film, Nick and Meg don't shriek incessantly at each other about all the things they've been pissed off about for 8 or 10 years. Rather (because they're older? More rational? English?) they pick at some well-worn weaknesses as they also mull over their marriage and their respective lots in life. And as they companionably gad about In Paris, which of course makes it more entertaining.
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amboy, Metacritic
20 April 2014
  • Summary: This is a film about an aging married couple whose trip to Paris is designed to spark a declining relationship. It will disappoint those who expect a geriatric romantic comedy, but it is intelligent and superbly acted. Lindsay Duncan, long a fine stage actress, makes a stellar switch to film. And Paris looks lovely. If you have patience with people who vacation in Paris and who still ask"Is this all there is?" you may like the film a lot.
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NightReviews, Metacritic
4 April 2014
  • Summary: Oh Paris, je t’aime! What do you get when you mix the influence of French new wave director Jean-Luc Godard, the acting talents of Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, the sturdy direction of Roger Michell and poised writing of Hanif Kureishi? What feels like the unofficial fourth entry to the Before Sunrise independent film trilogy, Le Week-End is a film that could easily be mistaken as the extended look at the lives of Jesse and Celine, years after their fateful meeting...
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LowbrowCinema, Metacritic
30 March 2014
  • Summary: LE-WEEKEND truly aspires for depth and relevance but ultimately falls into the easy cliches that we associate with the typical Hollywood RomCom. This is a film that ultimately feels false and forced. You'll never believe for a minute that these two boomers played by Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan have been in the same room together let alone married for over 30 years.
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LeZee, Metacritic
25 March 2014
  • Summary: A simplest movie, which tells the story of an old couple from Birmingham who decides to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in Paris. Like all the married couples these two as well not exceptional for facing all the ups and downs during their life together. So this story spells some of their tragic and happy moments of past and present. Nicely written script, it was very plain and narrow.
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LamontRaymond, Metacritic
21 March 2014
  • Summary: The trailer makes the film looks funnier and more jovial than it is. Instead, it’s the story of a long-time married couple hitting their retirement years, realizing that they might not be a perfect match any longer. It’s slightly uncomfortable in places, but it’s also fun – at least when Jeff Goldblum is on the screen.
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swing, Metacritic
17 March 2014
  • Summary: You know how they say a movie can grow on you ? Well, they are right. This movie grew so that I ended up despising it. So boring and pretentious it was, with nothing to say. It was hard to hear (low sound). It was hard to look out, even with gorgeous Paris in the background. I don’t care what the critics say, this movie was a zero for me.
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BHBarry, Metacritic
16 March 2014
  • Summary: “Le Week End” is a charming, warm and deeper than it purports to be film written by Hanef Kureishi with directorial credits going to Roger Michell. The film stars Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and, in the latter half, Jeff Goldblum. Although ostensibly the story of a British married couple of 30 years celebrating their anniversary in Paris, it is much more than that.
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foxgrove, Metacritic
14 March 2014
  • Summary: A bitter sweet drama that is also funny. Jim Broadbent and (especially) Lindsay Duncan are utterly convincing as a jaded married couple returning to Paris to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Hanif Kureishi's screenplay is wonderfully observant in the way it explores the complexity of emotions that long term marriages are prone to. I defy anyone who has been married as long as this couple not to recognise themselves in at least some aspects of the fine writing.
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