WEEKEND

Meaningless Sex Passed Off as Romance

Content -4
Quality
None Light Moderate Heavy
Language        
Violence        
Sex        
Nudity        

Release Date: September 23, 2011

Starring: Meaningless Sex Passed Off as
Romance

Genre: Romantic Drama

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 97 minutes

Distributor: Sundance Selects/IFC Films

Director: Andrew Haigh

Executive Producer: Tristan Goligher

Producer: Suzanne Alizart

Writer: Andrew Haigh

Address Comments To:

Evan Shapiro, President
Sundance Channel (Sundance Selects)
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
(Independent Film Channel/IFC Films/IFC First Take/Sundance Channel/AMC/WE)
11 Penn Plaza, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 273-7336
Fax: (646) 273-7260
Website: www.sundanceselects.com/

Content:

(RoRoRo, HoHoHo, LLL, SSS, NNN, AA, DDD, MMM) Very strong Romantic worldview with extremely graphic homosexual romance; about 30 profanities and obscenities, mostly the “f” word, plus graphic sexual discussions; no violence; extreme sexual content includes at least two graphic male homosexual scenes, graphic sexual discussions, and one man asks another man to make an audio recording describing their first night together; extensive homosexual upper and rear male nudity; two men drink alcohol and get drunk before sex; two men repeatedly smoke marijuana and are also shown snorting cocaine; and, moral equivalency of good with evil, two men meet in bar, and promiscuity.


Summary:

WEEKEND is an extremely graphic homosexual romance about two men who casually meet at a gay bar and proceed to spend the weekend together before one moves away to another city. WEEKEND is not only extremely explicit and offensive but also boring.


Review:

WEEKEND is an extremely graphic homosexual romance. Two men casually meet at a gay bar and proceed to spend the weekend together before one moves away to another city. The man who’s moving is openly homosexual, and the weekend together, involving graphic sex and drug use, inspires the other man to slowly start accepting his own homosexuality, which he had been hiding in private fear of being discovered by those who know him. Not much else happens in the movie, as the men spend most of their time in the apartment together, talking about their lives, when they’re not engaged in perverted behavior.
WEEKEND is not only extremely explicit and offensive but also boring. It’s hard to care much when the more experienced homosexual makes his departure at the end. Meanwhile, the more closeted man sadly watches him walk away while listening to a tape he himself made describing their first sexual encounter together. WEEKEND tries to evoke sympathy for its characters, but even on just an artistic level, not enough happens to make people care about the couple involved. The two men also smoke marijuana and snort cocaine together.


In Brief:

WEEKEND is an extremely graphic homosexual romance. Two men casually meet at a gay bar and proceed to spend the weekend together before one moves away to another city. The man who’s moving is openly homosexual and the weekend together, involving graphic sex and drug use, inspires the other man to slowly start accepting his own homosexuality, which he had been hiding in private fear of being discovered by those who know him. Not much else happens in the movie, as the men spend most of their time in the apartment together, talking about their lives, when they’re not engaged in illicit behavior.
WEEKEND is not only extremely explicit and offensive but also boring. It’s hard to care much when the more experienced homosexual makes his departure at the end. Meanwhile, the more closeted man sadly watches him walk away while listening to a tape he himself made describing their first sexual encounter together. WEEKEND tries to evoke sympathy for its characters but even on just an artistic level, not enough happens to make people care about the couple involved. The two men also smoke marijuana and snort cocaine together.
HEADLINE: Meaningless Sex Passed Off as Romance
Title: WEEKEND (2011)
Quality: * * Acceptability: -4
SUBTITLES: N/A
WARNING CODES:
Language: LLL
Violence: None
Sex: SSS
Nudity: NN
RATING: R
RELEASE DATE: September 23, 2011
TIME: 97 minutes
STARRNG: Tom Cullen, Chris New
DIRECTOR: Andrew Haigh
PRODUCER: Suzanne Alizart
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tristan Goligher
WRITER: Andrew Haigh
BASED ON THE NOVEL/PLAY BY: N/A
DISTRIBUTOR: Sundance Selects
CONTENT: (RoRoRo, HoHoHo, LLL, SSS, NN, AA, DDD, MMM) Very strong Romantic worldview with extremely graphic homosexual romance; about 30 profanities and obscenities, mostly the “f” word, plus graphic sexual discussions; no violence; extreme sexual content includes at least two graphic male homosexual scenes, graphic sexual discussions, and one man asks another man to make an audio recording describing their first night together; extensive homosexual upper and rear male nudity; two men drink alcohol and get drunk before sex; two men repeatedly smoke marijuana and are also shown snorting cocaine; and, moral equivalency of good with evil, two men meet in bar, and promiscuity.
GENRE: Romantic Drama
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Adults
REVIEWER: Carl Kozlowski
REVIEW: WEEKEND is an extremely graphic homosexual romance. Two men casually meet at a gay bar and proceed to spend the weekend together before one moves away to another city. The man who’s moving is openly homosexual, and the weekend together, involving graphic sex and drug use, inspires the other man to slowly start accepting his own homosexuality, which he had been hiding in private fear of being discovered by those who know him. Not much else happens in the movie, as the men spend most of their time in the apartment together, talking about their lives, when they’re not engaged in perverted behavior.
WEEKEND is not only extremely explicit and offensive but also boring. It’s hard to care much when the more experienced homosexual makes his departure at the end. Meanwhile, the more closeted man sadly watches him walk away while listening to a tape he himself made describing their first sexual encounter together. WEEKEND tries to evoke sympathy for its characters, but even on just an artistic level, not enough happens to make people care about the couple involved. The two men also smoke marijuana and snort cocaine together.
Please address your comments to:
Evan Shapiro, President
Sundance Channel (Sundance Selects)
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
(Independent Film Channel/IFC Films/IFC First Take/Sundance Channel/AMC/WE)
11 Penn Plaza, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 273-7336
Fax: (646) 273-7260
Website: www.sundanceselects.com/
SUMMARY: WEEKEND is an extremely graphic homosexual romance about two men who casually meet at a gay bar and proceed to spend the weekend together before one moves away to another city. WEEKEND is not only extremely explicit and offensive but also boring.
IN BRIEF:
WEEKEND is an extremely graphic homosexual romance. Two men casually meet at a gay bar and proceed to spend the weekend together before one moves away to another city. The man who’s moving is openly homosexual and the weekend together, involving graphic sex and drug use, inspires the other man to slowly start accepting his own homosexuality, which he had been hiding in private fear of being discovered by those who know him. Not much else happens in the movie, as the men spend most of their time in the apartment together, talking about their lives, when they’re not engaged in illicit behavior.
WEEKEND is not only extremely explicit and offensive but also boring. It’s hard to care much when the more experienced homosexual makes his departure at the end. Meanwhile, the more closeted man sadly watches him walk away while listening to a tape he himself made describing their first sexual encounter together. WEEKEND tries to evoke sympathy for its characters but even on just an artistic level, not enough happens to make people care about the couple involved. The two men also smoke marijuana and snort cocaine together.