Le Week-end

Le Week-end

DVD - 2014
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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.
ISBN: 0109316401
9780109316400
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC W
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
widescreen (2.35:1),24 fps,rda
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital 2.0,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Weekend

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LauraSteinert
Sep 12, 2017

Not much in the way of laughs for a comedy. Mostly believable characters in unbelievable circumstances. Wife wants a new and exciting life of an empty nest-er; recently fired husband wants the kid to come home and fill the house with comfort. Goldblum, of course, ruined every scene he was in. This is probably only of interest to/understandable to people who have been married for forty years.

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breemu
Apr 18, 2017

The main characters are so self absorbed and unlikeable - and unlikely in both words and actions - that it was hard to watch. They don't really "take stock" of their relationship but rather just continue enacting a painful co-dependency.

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franque
Nov 18, 2015

This is a story of what happens when you're white, intellectual, and too self absorbed to do anything other than alternately be mean/dependant on your spouse as you age.

wendybird Jul 23, 2015

While watching this film, I was keenly aware of the excellent acting, and beautiful setting. What I wrestled with was the accuracy and sometimes moments of painful honesty (or even cruelty) a long marriage may contain. I did actually turn off the film twice, saddened by the manner in which the pair sometimes spoke to each other. However, it is exceedingly well done, and you do feel you know this pair (and have hope for them) by the conclusion.

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daysleeper236
Mar 23, 2015

This is a small, independent film that delivers great performances, compelling characters and an excellent script full of wry and biting commentary on the nature of marriage and relationships.

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lnairhead
Dec 30, 2014

Don't bother, not worth your time. Slow development that never developed.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 27, 2014

I was hoping for something like the 'Before Sunrise' series, except with an aging couple. I was disappointed. The story is shallow, and the two main characters are totally unlikeable. Acting was OK but the talent was wasted. It is one of those over-rated films. The scenery of Paris simply could not make up for the time wasted viewing it.

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ncs1961
Nov 23, 2014

watch it for the dance scene.
Unpredictable little tale about a couple who embody the concept that every marriage is a creature of its own making. I enjoyed some bits and cringed at others. I also marvel at Jeff Goldblum - he's so entertaining, yet always seems to play the same character -himself.

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jfd5
Nov 06, 2014

oh, please don't waste your time...another DOG!!!

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jimg2000
Oct 05, 2014

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.

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jimg2000
Oct 05, 2014

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.

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jimg2000
Oct 05, 2014

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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