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Le Week-End

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United Kingdom, France
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2013

Rated R · 1h 33m

Director Roger Michell
Starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander

Genre Comedy, Drama

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A long-married British couple attempts to enliven their struggling marriage by traveling to Paris for the first time since their honeymoon. As they revisit old memories and old fights, we get a glimpse of the love they still hold for each other. A film at once sharply funny, fiercely honest, and undeniably romantic.

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Empire by Dan Jolin

Writer / director team Kureishi and Michell add to their partnership with an insightful look at life-long commitment.
80

Time Out London by Dave Calhoun

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.
80

The Telegraph by David Gritten

Sophisticated, sharp and funny, Le Week-End achieves an unusual coup: it’s a film about two older characters that is neither deeply gloomy (like, say, Amour) nor twinkly and cheerily upbeat.
60

The Dissolve by Mike D'Angelo

Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy And Rosie Get Laid) sometimes overdoes the emotional-seesaw routine... But director Roger Michell (who’s previously worked with Kureishi on The Mother, Venus, and the miniseries The Buddha Of Suburbia) maintains a slightly jagged rhythm that proves disarming, and he has two magnificent collaborators in Broadbent and Duncan.
75

Slant Magazine by R. Kurt Osenlund

Both keenly calculated and flowing with offbeat, naturalistic detail, Hanif Kureishi's jewel of a script reflects his sensibilities as a playwright.

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