Le Week-End Monday, 16 September 2019

Le Week-End

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language, sexual references and drug use.

  • The pitch:

    A great way to finish the week.

  • Starring:

    Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum, Olly Alexander, Brice Beaugier

  • Directed by:

    Roger Michell

  • Running time:

    93 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People are pushed over/against a wall. People fall over. Attempted suicide (mother), suicide pact, killing ourselves mentioned. Theft. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, wound-dressing, injured knee.


    Sexual-themed discussion, propositioning. Kissing, flirting. Dressing. Man in underwear, flimsy clothing, woman in towel, woman in slip. Breast-flashing (off-screen), propositioning. Statues of naked people kissing. Sexual slang. Ejaculation, infidelity, orgies, lovemaking mentioned.


    Alcohol (champagne, spirits, beer, wine). Intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana). Teen smoking, drinking. Drug-taking, pot-head son mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang and actual terms for genitalia, sexual innuendo, sexually-explicit language. Joke about suicide/suicide pact. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations.


    Relationships, anxiety, finances, family, abandonment, assisted death, accusations, student-teacher relationships, holidays, Paris, rejection, marriage, regrets, anniversaries, suicide, annoying habits.


    Forced early retirement. Divorce, skin cancer, stomach cancer, Alzheimer's, bipolar, depression mentioned. Church, cemetery settings.  Filleting fish, shelling oysters. Taxidermy heads, toilet. Flocks of pigeons.


    Touching, bittersweet, charming, supple, droll, warm, prickly, well-handled, modest, affecting, thorny, sophisticated, sharp, funny, tender, insightful, accomplished, calculated, delightful, resonant. Intelligent performances, unsentimental observation of marriage, terrific climactic stretch, mellow score, unfettered camerawork, naturalistic detail, clumsy feel.


    Overwritten dialogue. Minor contrivances.

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