Le Week-End
Le Week-End (2014)

In Mr. Michell's magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Topped with bittersweet humor but possessing surprisingly thorny depths, Le Week-End offers a sophisticated, well-acted portrait of late-life struggles and long-term marriage.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Before long the movie -- as neatly constructed as it is -- isn't really behaving like a movie, but more like life, as it's lived by a fractious pair of empty nesters who find themselves at a crossroads.

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Rafer Guzman

[It] lacks a solid plot or even much structure -- yet it works beautifully.

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Gaspar Zimerman

Great acting and a great script from the hand of Hanif Kureishi. [Full review in Spanish]

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Once the characters start explaining the sources of their unhappiness, the drama becomes less compelling, largely because their problems seem far from insurmountable.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Not exactly a breezy getaway, the film visits the sites, and drops down on rougher terrain, too.

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Javier Porta Fouz
La Nación

A movie that evoques the nouvelle vague, with discusions and quick romantic encounters, where Paris becomes a character and rebeling is part of staying alive. [Full review in Spanish]

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

By its ambiguous yet hopeful end, we're at one with Nick and Meg: Sometimes, you just have to dance. Somehow, you go on.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This extra-dry mix of drama and comedy is supposed to reflect the complexities of real life; but as a movie, it's so schematic and schizoid, it leaves us scratching our berets.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

Although the film is profound and moving indeed, one does wonder how a viewer of a certain age might respond to it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Relationships degrade and diminish in their returns, over a long period of time. No one knows that better than married couple Meg (Duncan) and Nick (Broadbent).… More
Sunil Jawahir
I feel like the flow of the movie wasn't as smooth as it should have been but the acting and the realness of these characters were enough to keep you… More
Walter M.
For their thirtieth anniversary, Nick(Jim Broadbent) and Meg(Lindsay Duncan) travel to Paris by train. And then promptly get lost trying to find their hotel.… More
The Movie Waffler
Having spent their honeymoon in Paris many years ago, married British couple Meg (Duncan) and Nick (Broadbent) return for a weekend to the French capital,… More