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Nights and Weekends
Two people who fall in love while separated by 800 miles find it's hard to stay friends while living in the same city in this low-key independent drama. James (Joe Swanberg) and Mattie (Greta Gerwig) are in love and trying to make their relationship work. But James lives and works in Chicago, while Mattie calls New York home, and though they try to visit one another as often as they can, their infrequent weekends together are punctuated by telephone calls, e-mails, on-line chatting, and sending digital pictures back and forth. As much as Mattie cares for James, in time the space between… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This movie belongs to its stars, who also wrote and produced. You can't say their acting is good or bad because they are not really acting. They're just being themselves, pubic hair and all."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"These kids fear tripods like most twentysomethings fear neckties."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Feels entirely true and real."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Swanberg and Gerwig also have a gift for constructing the kind of moments rarely seen in contemporary American independent film."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"A frequent-flyer drama examining 21st Century mating habits."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Night and Weekends simultaneously plays like a critique of the mumblecore ethos and an especially obnoxious example of its whimsical tics and insouciant solipsism."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig nail the everyday rhythms of stuttering indecision."
‑ Logan Hill, New York Magazine
"Its surprisingly structured depiction of this relationship and its many private rituals and performances, which the film's unforgiving style continually strips bare"
‑ Leo Goldsmith, indieWIRE
"One imagines the film is making a gentle attempt to be a modern Scenes from a Marriage, and while that's a tall order, Gerwig and Swanberg aren't terribly far from the mark."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"At last, the confessional style actually confesses a legitimate sense of longing and doubt, and the mundane no longer feels so ordinary."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
"The movie's attempt to become a Scenes from a Marriage for the SXSW set often comes within millimeters of self-parody."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"there's poetry -- not to mention a fair dose of comedy -- in the mix."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"In brief scenes, lovely or tense, mostly unresolved, Nights and Weekends indicates a slow, almost imperceptible evolution in the relationship."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, NPR.org
"Directors Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig fill the screen with many magical moments of intimacy in a relationship that is going through a rough patch."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"I can't recall a film with as much character insight as this one; not necessarily character development, but insight."
‑ Norm Schrager, Filmcritic.com
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