Le Week-End Wednesday, 26 June 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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    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.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

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

  • LANGUAGE:

    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.

  • THEMES:

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    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.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Overwritten dialogue. Minor contrivances.

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