Weekend

Weekend

DVD - 2012
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A tale of a one-night-stand that develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men in Midlands, England. It's an emotionally naked film that's both an invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment, 2012
ISBN: 9781604656206
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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WendyLC
May 15, 2016

not gay, not a man, not English, but I really liked this and found it both artistic visually and thought-provoking.

It's a little like Before Sunrise, but with gay guys in England, and less cheesy.

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611arlington
Feb 16, 2016

Contrary to the Jan2014 post, I think this film is about a whole lot more than two blokes doing the nasty. The film reveals some important truths both specific to gay life and universal. I found both performances to be quite good. There are only a handful of interesting and well done gay-themed films out there and I think this is one of them.
Also, I am gay and I wear yellow.

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Nursebob
Nov 19, 2015

Phenomenal performances from leads Tom Cullen and Chris New are coupled with a believably candid script to make writer/director Andrew Haigh’s modest film an unexpected revelation. Although it certainly does not reflect every gay man’s reality (drugs weigh heavily), this small snapshot of contemporary life still poses some universal questions about identity and belonging in between dollops of wry humour.

emjayay_1 Jan 01, 2014

The two characters, particularly the artist guy, may have gay friends that just weren't in the two day time frame. Gay men don't wear yellow? Really? I believe the guy going to Portland got a fellowship or grant to teach not study art, or maybe both. Too much time spent doing drugs, but other than that this is a story about a slice of gay life not often told. Or ever. And the lead actor Tom Cullen is the hot new character on Downton Abbey this year.

HAROLDJOHN Feb 07, 2013

Good job in making the viewer consider the complications of two men being close emotionally and physically. The actors are easy on the eye so the story gets the time to be told and the pacing gives the viewer time to be introspective, Since I do not do the drugs it was interesting to see it in this story.However I know the issues get faced without the aide of drugs. Also since I'm dated I was very comfortable in this narrative.

jmmason Oct 06, 2012

This mumblecore indie about two thirty-something adolescents from England strives to be profound but misses the mark. Its topics, like holding hands in public, so 1990, just don't cut it in a world where men are rushing to announce their nuptials in The New York Times (or The London Times) and get married and have children. The script feels contrived and it shows. Neither character has any gay friends, only a motley group of straights. Both men appear wearing yellow; gay men do not wear yellow. One guy is leaving England tomorrow and moving to America to study art in Portland, Oregon (wha?), yet spends the day and night prior fucking with a stranger he just met, not packing, not devoting time to his family or his friends. By the way, a two-night screw is not a "love affair" as the producers want to imply. A trick is a trick is a trick. There are some great gay love affairs on the screen (Locked Up, Burnt Money...My Beautiful Laundrett...Shelter), but this is not one of them. These are just two blokes doing the nasty. Not original. Not profound. Just ordinary. If the characters had been heterosexual, it would have been immediately apparent just how banal this movie was. And they should have used rubbers.

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