Le Week-End

Le Week-End

Le Week-End

Rom-com from the director of Notting Hill and Hyde Park on Hudson. Follows a married couple in their twilight years (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) as they revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon, in an attempt to revitalise their marriage. There they run into an insufferably successful old friend (Jeff Goldblum) and discover a new vision of what life and marriage might be.

"It's not long before the city of light begins reflecting the couple's conflicts right back at them. Rejecting their first, depressingly beige, hotel for an impossibly expensive choice, Meg then begins rejecting her husband. "Can I touch you?" he asks, tentatively. "What for?" she snaps. Although they would never stoop to acting them out physically, this relationship has emotional contours the Marquis de Sade could embrace." (Toronto International Film Festival)  

2013Rating: M, Coarse language, sexual references and drug use93 minsUK
ComedyRomance
Director:
Roger Michell ('Notting Hill', 'Hyde Park on Hudson', 'Morning Glory')
Writer:
Hanif Kureishi
Cast:
Jim BroadbentLindsay DuncanJeff GoldblumOlly AlexanderBrice BeaugierXavier De Guillebon

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Le Week-End / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

A wistful awards hopeful like Philomena, this drifty comedy-drama from Notting Hill's Roger Michell has a spring in its step, but grey in its beard. Excellent as always, veteran charmers Jim Broadbent and Lyndsay Duncan play squabbling couple Nick and Meg, pensionable marrieds who huff and puff a picaresque path around Paris in the hope of rekindling their romance.

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Variety

Variety

Bittersweet, charming yet often very thorny.

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Total Film

Total Film

The result? An accomplished, bittersweet drama that's more bitter than sweet.

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s lightly played, often very funny and shot all over Paris with energy and wit, and boosted by superb, inquiring turns from Broadbent and Duncan.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

For all its flaws - in fact, perhaps because of them - Le Week-End is a work borne from, and provoking, real feeling.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The black humour here is strangely reassuring. And the cultural nostalgia, with nods to Bob Dylan and in particular Jean-Luc Godard, allows for a pleasing, if slight, conclusion.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A finely matched Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan explore the wrinkles of marriage with humor and honesty.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Writer / director team Kureishi and Michell add to their partnership with an insightful look at life-long commitment.

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