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.

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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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Little satisfies more at the movies than the relatively cheap special effect catalyzed by putting together a couple of great actors and letting them (figuratively speaking) dance a lengthy pas de deux. [Blu-ray]

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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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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Think Before Midnight crossed with The Out-of-Towners and you're somewhere in the ballpark.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

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

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Wisely, director Roger Michell ("Notting Hill") does not burden Hanif Kureishi's literate, witty and emotionally nuanced script and the impeccable performances with an attempt at personal style.

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Rob Thomas
Madison Movie

Roger Michell's acidic and poignant film is less "Before Sunrise" and more "Before Midnight."

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% 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
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
Anthony Lawrie
Roger Michell's Le Week-End is his best film to date, hands down. It's not the easy watch you might think it is from the poster and all the better for… 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