Reviews: Le Week-End (2014)

week-endReviews for this film from our members:

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Racket
  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …although certain observations strike a chord and individual scenes work, “Le Week-End” feels stagey and doesn’t breathe – it’s all highs and lows with little middle ground, bipolar cinema.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: The gorgeous nocturnal textures enhanced by digital video lend a polished, fresh sheen to what might have easily been a stale rehash of a familiar autumnal romantic film trope.
  • [New – 4/17/14] | Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Unsentimental and bittersweet…
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: A marvelous little unpacking of the meaning of happiness, precisely what constitutes it, and how to know whether you’ve found it.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Deeper, darker, and more intersting than lightweight British fluff
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: Michell and Kureishi’s film is interesting and somewhat likable, though it is unsure how serious or silly it wants to be. It needs the rigour of Richard Linklater but the apparent adulation for Godard is a nice touch.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: This insightful comedy drama is at its strongest when it focuses solely on the main duo and thankfully Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan’s brilliant performances are there to carry the film squarely on their shoulders and, most importantly, make you believe in their well-worn love-hate relationship. In that respect the film succeeds at what it sets out to do.
  • Jonathan Richards @
    • Excerpt: As good as Broadbent and Duncan are, and both are truly marvelous, the arrival on the scene of the less nuanced but ebullient Goldblum comes as a welcome shot in the arm for a movie that is beginning to feel the weight of their rocky marriage.
  • Cole Smithey @
    • Excerpt: Comedy and tragedy wear the same mask in the city that best represents romantic love. Just as with Paris, you’ll want to revisit “Le Week-End.”

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