Weekend (2011)

Weekend follows Russell (newcomer Tom Cullen, Best Actor winner at Nashville), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New) at a nightclub on a Friday night, unexpectedly spends most of the next 48 hours with him in bedrooms and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may be a chamber piece but Weekend's revelations on modern sexuality expand far beyond the modest setting.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

Weekend, which was shot with watery beauty on location in Nottingham in the U.K., also owes something to Before Sunrise, but it's not a gay remake of a straight movie. Its romance is very deliberately not some reworked version of a hetero one.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's a definitive example of naturalistic moviemaking -- you feel you're breathing the air that the characters are breathing.

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Glenn Dunks

However, to simply call it 'a gay movie' would commit it a great disservice as the fragmented kaleidoscope of fleeting romantic pains and pleasures should resonate with gay and straight audiences in equal measure.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

Sexy, provocative, engrossing and occasionally ornery, it should appeal to anyone whose curiosity about someone new has provoked them to question their own identity.

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Kyle MacMillan
Denver Post

Its final moments offer a vision of what a contemporary romance can achieve: an appreciative gasp of truth, a wet-eyed hope for more.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A romance that finds intimacy in intense conversation but also a very British film about private and public spaces; a potent mix of the sensually intimate and the politically confrontational.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Cullen and New are British stage actors with little background in film. Haigh's only previous film was a documentary. Perhaps because they don't feel bound by a set of rules, they've created one of the year's most enjoyable surprises.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

One of the truest, most beautiful movies ever made about two strangers.

Eric Melin

For a movie that bares the souls of its characters so completely, Weekend doesn't unfold like a complicated movie. The dialogue is natural, the sex scenes are tender, and the camera never gets in the way of the story.

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Carlos Magalh„es
A wonderfully honest and realistic portrayal of a sexual encounter leading to something profound and unexpected, and it is in essence a universal story that… More
Raymond Wieser
A brutally honest, revelatory film about two strangers and the effect they have on each other lives over a span of 48 hours. It's the most beautiful film… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The film is very one dimensional, but looking back, it was quite beautiful in its simplicity. The chemistry is great, and the acting is excellent. Everything is… More
Robert C
Remarkably well done. Uncomfortably insightful. And surprisingly moving. It's not often that I see a "gay themed" film that I feel is really… More
paul sandberg
I've heard that "Weekend" is an honest portrayal of a homosexual hookup - I'll have to take the "experts" word for it, having… More
Greg S
A lifeguard who's halfway in the closet picks up a more confident artist at a gay bar, and they spend the weekend together taking drugs, having sex and… More