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, Offensive language, sexual references & 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
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

1 star and I am being polite

I found this movie difficult to watch - it was slow, and I close to walking out. The couple had such a difficult relationship and were miles apart in where they wanted to be I just wanted it to end. Meg came across such a cruel, spiteful wife that throughout the movie I thought why does he put up with her. The saving grace is Paris and the intrigue of...

0

Total disagreement between my partner and I.

Usually my partner and I feel much the same way about a movie. However, this was one of those cases where we were miles apart. My rating of three stars is based on 2 from him and 4 from me. His objection was that he can't stand watching the emasculation of a character which he felt was what Meg had done to Nick over the years. He said he felt that every...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Bittersweet, charming yet often very thorny.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Bittersweet, charming yet often very thorny.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

1 star and I am being polite

I found this movie difficult to watch - it was slow, and I close to walking out. The couple had such a difficult relationship and were miles apart in where they wanted to be I just wanted it to end. Meg came across such a cruel, spiteful wife that throughout the movie I thought why does he put up with her. The saving grace is Paris and the intrigue of...

0

Total disagreement between my partner and I.

Usually my partner and I feel much the same way about a movie. However, this was one of those cases where we were miles apart. My rating of three stars is based on 2 from him and 4 from me. His objection was that he can't stand watching the emasculation of a character which he felt was what Meg had done to Nick over the years. He said he felt that...

3.0
0