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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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

It's rare to see a film about late middle-age, which is neither pure escapism nor about people at the end of their rope.

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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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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

Le Week-End isn't nearly the comic lark the trailer would have you believe. It's much better than that: a poignant look at a relationship whose embers of love are barely glowing, but whose principals still like each other too much to split up

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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.

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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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

The film hits the mark on couples struggling to find that balance between individuality and union with Broadbent and Duncan providing pitch-perfect performances.

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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