Rarely has a film been as honest about sexuality—in both depiction and discussion—as this tale of a one-night-stand that develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men (exciting newcomers Tom Cullen and Chris New) in Midlands England.
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This is one of the best films ever made about the ways people understand and live relationships nowadays. It is so beautiful, intelligent, honest and arranged with such care that it is impossible not to love it. Andrew Haigh is a genius and one of the most promising directors we have.
I honestly loved this film. There's a stunning chemistry between the two main actors and their relationship is pictured in a wonderful close-to-life fashion. It felt so real, so sensitive, so sincere. The picture style is sometimes unbalanced and out of rythm, but this doesn't interfere too much with how REAL "Weekend" felt (or is rather underlining this impression). I simply loved it.
Nice! Us gays grow so accustomed to chastise our public expression of feelings in order to comply with the social fake-consensus and feel safe, that movies like this are valuable to show there is an option to so much bullshit.
Outside of its honesty and tiptoeing around being just a "coming out/seize the day" story, I felt it was a pretty standard movie. Didn't captivate me. But I do see how it could be relatable/recognizable to some folks.
A truthful approach to a one-night stand that becomes something more as feelings and emotions take over. The main characters are two gay men, but this movie transcends sexuality providing a sincere glance at contemporary relationships.
A modest, mumblesome, exquisitely modulated film, Weekend offers us a casually stylized close-up of a brief but life-changing love affair between two men, creating with seeming effortlessness a universal resonance from its closely observed materials. The leads turn in performances that are marvels of sensitivity, and the film on the whole feels as fragile and as charmed as they do.
Russell: Dad? I got something I need to tell you.
Glen: [pretending to be Russell's dad] What's that?
Russell: I'm gay.
Glen: [pretends to think] Hmm.
Russell: I like guys, not girls.
Glen: [breathes out slowly] Well. You know what, son. It doesn't matter to me. I love you just the same. And guess what?
Glen: I couldn't be more proud of you than if you were the first man on the moon.