9/13/2016

Weekend (2011)

  The British independent film "Weekend" suggests a truth: "Sex is easy. Love is hard." The movie involves two gay men, who meet in a bar, wake up in bed the next morning and begin a conversation that unexpectedly grows very deep. Some aspects involve homosexuality, but this isn't a "gay film." Most people can identify with Russell and Glen.

Average Rating: 7,7/10
Country: UK
Language: English
Release Date: 4 November 2011 (UK)
Duration: 1h 37min
Genre: Drama, Romance 
Director: Andrew Haigh
Writer: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race
Synopsis: After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
    "Weekends, like life, are short." That melancholy reflection from Kind Hearts and Coronets does justice to some of Andrew Haigh's unassumingly excellent lo-fi feature: a boy-meets-boy love story extending over a single weekend, and filmed with a kind of real-time realism. There is sadness here, as well as romance, and a sense that sexual experience is not merely exciting for its own sake, but an adventure in defining one's sense of self: what one character here calls finding both partner and your self as a blank slate. Weekend has something urgent to say to both gay and straight audiences about the windows of opportunity in our lives.
   Haigh's concern is always to refocus our attention on to a subject: how Glen and Russell are going to work out their problems and find love. It is a tender, humane film, with an easy, unforced cinematic language: a film that doesn't need to try too hard.

3 comments:

  1. I find this movie really well made, I love the plot and I love the cast.
    I suggest it for sure :)

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    1. This is one of my favorite movies.

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  2. Finally a gay film about the next door guy which does not have have abs , polar blue eyes,lives in California and wears designer's clothes. 2 ordinary guys who meet for in a bar and have a one night stand that evolves in a nascent love story ... a very sensitive film on love , relationship, expectations, and I wished for once that such a tale could happen to me...It is true I do not do boyfriends...

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