WEEKEND

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.