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Le Week-end

(DVD)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Le Week-end
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Long-married British couple Nick and Meg are revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness, and even deeper regret. An invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic, soon leads them to a hopeful vision of what their marriage might still become.
Title: Le week-end
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
widescreen (2.35:1),24 fps,rda
video file,DVD video,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Special features: Feature commentary with director Roger Michell and producer Kevin Loader; A Weekend in Paris: making Le week-end; Includes interviews with Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, director Roger Michell and writer Hanif Kureishi; "How to do 'The Madison'" dance tutorial; Illustrations by Jane Webster; Theatrical trailer.
Summary: Long-married British couple Nick and Meg are revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tenderness, and even deeper regret. An invitation from Nick's old friend Morgan, an amusingly eccentric American academic, soon leads them to a hopeful vision of what their marriage might still become.
Audience: MPAA rating R, for language and some sexual content.
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Alternate Title: Weekend
Statement of Responsibility: Music Box Films, Film4, BFI, Curzon Film World present ; a Free Range Film ; in association with Le Bureau ; a film by Roger Michell ; produced by Keving Loader ; written by Hanif Kureishi ; directed by Roger Michell
Distributor: Chicago, IL :, Music Box Films,, [2014]
Credits: Editor, Kristina Hetherinton ; production designer, Emmanuelle Duplay ; director of photography, Nathalie Durand.
Performers: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander, Judith Davis.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (2.35) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Other Language: In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject Headings: Married people Great Britain Drama. Vacations France Paris Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: Married people
Vacations
Publisher No: MBFHE-076
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Oct 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you like mature man-woman relationship films, this one is for you, far superior than Woody Allen's. The story was serious yet fun ... the poor husband remained hopelessly in love and desperately tried to change the mind of a ready-to-roam wife while vacationing in the city of love.

Sep 24, 2014
  • Urbano rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Don't let the Paris location fool you; this is not a story of rediscovered love.
Instead, it's a sour belch of a story about two whiny, nasty. self-absorbed Boomers.

Sep 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Good acting, but in the service of a script that has made the characters very inconsistent. No real point to it all.

I'll pass.
Thank you to all these reviewers for the warnings.
The previews looked deceptively promising !

You've saved me 93 minutes of my life !!

Aug 26, 2014
  • mjayh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I admire Jim Broadbent and always look forward to seeing films he's in, but this one was a disappointment. I think the problem is that the filmmakers tried to make a romantic comedy for boomers, one that has dramatic overtones and depth. The result is a movie about an unhealthy but enduring relationship. It's a bit of a muddle, but the performances are good.

Aug 23, 2014
  • zal1 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

a movie about growing old ungracefully . The elderly might just find this unredeeming towards their sunset years but I guess this usually happens for those whose expectation about life is high armed with wealth and education and totally unsatisfied with their status and basically discontented. If you're old, don't watch it. If you're young, then you'll understand why the olds are grumpy and hard for you to comprehend - See more at: http://burnaby.bibliocommons.com/item/show/880359002#sthash.P3gvMgYy.dpuf

Aug 23, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Jim Broadbent and Lyndsay Duncan play an elderly couple who seemed to have been married for too many decades and seem to be disgusted with each other and perhaps even disgusted with themselves. For the first hour or so, they play detestable characters, characters so disgusting that the audience is most likely sick of them. Some viewers may reach the conclusion that their wretchedness makes this a lousy film, but actually the actors are quite amiable in real life and it is only with their great acting abilities that they can seem abhorrent to the audience. At the hour point, one may say that the only thing they hate more than each other is the thought of splitting up and never being accepted by another mate. I don’t know if any of this is correct as I have not read anything about this film. I could be totally wrong. Hey, you can’t be right all the time.

Aug 05, 2014
  • COURIER3 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

A FRUSTRATED HUSBAND LOOKING FOR LOVE FROM A COLD FISH WIFE.
DISAPPOINTING. DEAD BEAT COUPLE RUNNING OUT ON HOTEL AND RESTAURANT BILLS

Jul 22, 2014
  • IrishMoon rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Boring, Boring, Boring, as well as grating! I'm 2/3 through it and kept hoping that it would get better if I just stuck with it, but I can't stand another minute.

Jul 20, 2014
  • jpozenel rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible! Slow, boring, uninteresting, and two of the most unlikeable characters I've ever seen in a movie. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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Oct 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Man: What are you thinking
at this moment?
Meg: The, um, situation
of a woman like me.
Boredom, dissatisfaction ... fury. And the clock ticking by.
Man: What a great thing.
Meg: What?
Man: To be so attuned to your own unhappiness.

Oct 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Meg: I remembered something from the other day, when I was with a friend. And my phone rang. And, um. I spoke with the person. And at the end of the call, she said,
"Who was that? Was it your secret lover? You sounded so pleased to hear from them, and you kept laughing."
I was astonished. I said, "What do you mean? It was my husband."...it was my husband.

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