Weekend

  • 18
  • Andrew Haigh (2011)
  • UK
  • 92 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Waking on Saturday morning beside casual pick-up Glen (Chris New), introverted lifeguard Russell (Tom Cullen) reluctantly agrees to be interviewed about their encounter for a project that art gallery assistant Glen is working on. Forced outside his comfort zone, Russell quickly finds himself becoming more deeply attracted to the garrulous stranger, whose own avowed commitment phobia comes increasingly under strain as the pair do drugs, have sex and reveal their secrets. It's only during a chat with straight best friend Jamie (Jonathan Race) that Russell realises this could be more than just a one-night stand - but Glen is leaving on Sunday evening for a two-year stay in the States. Writer/director Andrew Haigh breathes new life into the old adage that opposites attract in this beautifully shot and engaging love story. It's splendidly played with an understated intensity that deftly captures the shifting emotional tone of the relationship.

Plot Summary

Romantic drama starring Tom Cullen and Chris New. Shy lifeguard Russell is gay but keeps his sexuality largely secret. He wakes up one morning with Glen, an extrovert artist, and what began as a one-night stand starts to develop into something more meaningful. But Glen is set to leave the country in 48 hours.

Cast and crew

Cast

Russell
Tom Cullen
Glen
Chris New
Jamie
Jonathan Race
Jill
Laura Freeman
Johnny
Jonathan Wright
Cathy
Loretto Murray
Helen
Sarah Churm
Damien
Vauxhall Jermaine
Justin
Joe Doherty
Sam
Kieran Hardcastle

Crew

Director
Andrew Haigh

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Peccadillo Pictures
Guidance: 
Sex scenes, sexual references and drug abuse.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 4 Nov 2011
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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