Weekend

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Weekend

Andrew Haigh (2011)

92min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A gay man trying to make sense of his life leaves a party with his friends and goes to a nightclub in search of a one-night stand. He and the man he takes home that night end up spending the weekend together, and begin to realise that their developing relationship may be just what was missing in their lives. Romantic drama, starring Tom Cullen and Chris New.

Cast & Crew

Russell Tom Cullen
Glen Chris New
Jamie Jonathan Race
Jill Laura Freeman
Johnny Jonathan Wright (2)
Cathy Loretto Murray
Helen Sarah Churm
Damien Vauxhall Jermaine
Justin Joe Doherty
Sam Kieran Hardcastle
Director Andrew Haigh
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Other Information

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

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