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The Longest Week Review – Olivia Wilde & Jason Bateman Channel A Film Course

9 September 2014 4:43 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Longest Week Review

As is often the case with new directors, Peter GlanzThe Longest Week is built from one of his earlier short films, A Relationship in Four Days. It’s a film that is going to divide critics, many of whom will dislike it for all the things that make it great, and is a tricky sell to most audiences. There’s a fine line between a derivative work (or one that is just patently stolen) and an honorific, and watching The Longest Week reminded me of nothing so much as Down with Love. While Down with Love was more directly putting forward the films it nodded to, and was more focused in its subject, it had a difficult time winning fans, and I suspect for similar reasons, even one has far easier entry points than the other.

The Longest Week revolves around Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman »

- Marc Eastman

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‘The Longest Week’ Review: Plagued By First World Problems

5 September 2014 6:04 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Looking at Jason Bateman‘s filmography over the past five years, there’s a mix of comedies, ranging in quality and style, but he plays an everyman in just about all of them. It seems as if he hit his stride with Arrested Development, and he’s been cast as the non-threatening, generally handsome but relatable, nice guy about to boil over ever since. It’s a role in which Bateman definitely excels, often bringing subtleties to each similar-feeling character. That isn’t the case in The Longest Week. Bateman stars in Peter Glanz‘s film as Conrad Valmont, an adult child whose affluent, loveless upbringing has turned him into a self-obsessed, womanizing pseudo-intellectual. When he’s kicked out of his family’s Manhattan Hotel, he’s forced to stay with his only friend, Dylan (Billy Crudup), who’s similarly full of himself but more addicted to monogamy. The two have competed through the entirety of their »

- Emily Estep

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Movie Review – The Longest Week (2014)

4 September 2014 11:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Longest Week, 2014.

Written and Directed by Peter Glanz.

Starring Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, Billy Crudup, Jenny Slate and Tony Roberts.

Synopsis:

Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parent’s prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and… in love.

Jason Bateman is Conrad Valmont, a man who is very rich and very bored, living off of his parents’ wealth in an affluent part of New York. Conrad dresses exquisitely, as does everyone else in the film, and he speaks in that droll Jason Bateman way, as does everyone else in the film, and he has a quirky sense of humour, as does everyone else in the film, and he finds it hard to commit to love, as does… wait a moment, I see a pattern here.

Despite the best intentions from writer and director Peter Glanz, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Longest Week | Review

4 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Arrested Development: Glanz’s Debut an Affluent Vacuum

For the most part, it’s an ingenious trick to fabricate an aura of empathy around a pool of pretentious piranhas endlessly floundering about in the upper echelons of privilege and oblivion. To extend an invitation to witness purported romance amongst elitists garnished with nothing more than an immeasurable trust fund and the preened hue of an Ivy League education would seem nearly impossible to enjoy, and, thus, Peter Glanz’s directorial debut, The Longest Weekend is a generous case in point.

Despite a nicely chosen cast and a handful of flourishes borrowed from the works of cinematic masters, there’s little carbonation to this stale elixir that too often depends on cliché. Overreaching and stifled by its own unnegotiable parameters, this is a highly artificial portrait of all that it attempts to convey.

Now entering his fourth decade of life, »

- Nicholas Bell

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In The Longest Week, Rich Authors Have a Sad

2 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

The Longest Week, from writer-director Peter Glanz, is a romantic dramedy that echoes its main characters: beautiful on the outside, bereft of purpose inside. Stylistically, Glanz channels Wes Anderson, from his symmetrical framing to his reliance on voice-over narration. The references are so excessive that the film hints at satire but ultimately fails to rise above mimicry.

Childish would-be novelist Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman) is the wealthy heir to Valmont Hotels. When he is unexpectedly cut off from his family funds, Conrad moves in with his friend/rival Dylan Tate (Billy Crudup). Along the way, he falls in love with a model, Beatrice Fairbanks (Olivia Wilde), who he later discovers is Dylan's new girlfriend. It's a shame that the cast's considerable charms »

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The Stars – September 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

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The Longest Week Is Coming For Jason Bateman with Film’s Theatrical Release

10 August 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Jason Bateman is having ‘The Longest Week,’ as Gravitas Ventures is set to release the comedy-drama in theaters on September 5. The film, which also stars Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate, was written and directed by first-time feature film sribe and helmer, Peter Glanz. Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ‘The Longest Week’: As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Trailer for The Longest Week Comedy, with Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde

30 July 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a trailer for the upcoming "The Longest Week" romantic comedy, starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows Conrad Valmont (Bateman), a man easing into adulthood at the age of 40. The over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, Conrad is cut off from his allowance following his parents' abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Crudup) and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan's girlfriend, Beatrice (Wilde). As Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice while keeping both their relationship and his bank balance secret, Dylan tries to set him up with Jocelyn (Slate). Ever committed to the charade that he eventually finds difficult to maintain, Conrad quickly realizes his charm can only extend so far. The new movie directed »

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Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde appear in The Longest Week trailer

29 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new trailer has been released for The Longest Week.

The film stars Jason Bateman and Billy Crudup as two friends who fight for the affection of Olivia Wilde's character.

Conrad (Bateman) is an aspiring novelist who has been cut off from his wealthy parents.

His best friend Dylan (Crudup) introduces him to a woman called Beatrice (Wilde), who he is interested in - little does he know, Conrad already has her number and is interested in her too.

Jenny Slate co-stars in the Gravitas Ventures movie, which is written and directed by Peter Glanz.

The Longest Week opens to limited Us theaters and VOD on September 5. No UK cinema date has been announced. »

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Bateman & Crudup Want Olivia Wilde in 'The Longest Week' Trailer

29 July 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just recently we got our first look at Jason Bateman reuniting with Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis in Horrible Bosses 2, but before that film arrives in the fall, the "Arrested Development" star will be chasing after Olivia Wilde, much to the chagrin of his best friend Billy Crudup, in The Longest Week. As Conrad Valmont (Bateman) is cut off from his family's fortune, he is forced to move in with his old friend Dylan (Crudup), only to use his charm's in an attempt to steal his girlfriend (Wilde). It looks pretty bland, and the story feels more than a little weak, trying to make an interesting story out of rich white people problems, but maybe the cast can make this a little more appealing than it seems in the trailer? Watch! Here's the first trailer for Peter Glanz's The Longest Week, originally form Vlicious: The Longest Week is »

- Ethan Anderton

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'The Longest Week' Trailer Starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde

29 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jason Bateman leads an all-star cast in the first trailer for the upcoming indie comedy The Longest Week, which shows how rich people have problems just like the rest of us. The story centers on Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the heir to a hotel fortune who is cut off during his parents' sudden divorce, which forces him to move in with his best friend Dylan (Billy Crudup).

However, Conrad risks burning his only friendship when he falls for Dylan's new girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde), as he tries to keep his financial status a secret for as long as possible. Jenny Slate, Erin Maya Darke and Tony Roberts co-star in director Peter Glanz' dramatic comedy, in theaters and on VOD formats September 5.

As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his »

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Gravitas picks up The Longest Week

25 June 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gravitas Ventures has taken all Us rights to the comedy starring Jenny Slate, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jason Bateman.

Peter Glanz’s feature directorial debut is based on his short film A Relationship In Four Days and centres on an heir to a fortune trying to grow up.

Yrf Entertainment financed and produced The Longest Week in association with Armian Pictures, Atlantic Pictures and Far Hills.

Gravitas will release the film theatrically and on VOD on September 5. »

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Olivia Wilde-Jason Bateman Film 'Longest Week' Gets Picked Up by Gravitas

25 June 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to the comedy The Longest Week starring Jason BatemanOlivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Revealed List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Revealed List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Revealed The film marks the feature debut of writer-director Peter Glanz and is based on his short A Relationship in Four Days, which was an official selection of the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. The film will be released theatrically and on video-on-demand on Sept. 5. List Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Revealed As he eases into adulthood at the age

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Gravitas Ventures Acquires Comedy 'The Longest Week,' Starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde

25 June 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gravitas Ventures has nabbed U.S. rights to Peter Glanz's "The Longest Week." The comedy stars Jenny Slate, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jason Bateman and is based on Glanz's short film "A Relationship in Four Days," which screened at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. The film will be released theatrically and on Video on Demand on September 5th. The film tells the story of a down-on-his-luck heir to fortune, Conrad Valmont, who get kicked to curb by his divorcing parents and fends for himself in big wide world by trying to woo Beatrice, his old buddy's girlfriend. Things don't go exactly to plan and Conrad soon comes to question the life he's lead and the person he can 'potentially' become. "With the film, Peter Glanz follows in the great tradition of Woody Allen, Whit Stillman, and Wes Anderson in incisively and hilariously portraying the challenges of falling »

- Oliver MacMahon

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Jason Bateman’s ‘Longest Week’ Gets U.S. Distribution

25 June 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to the indie comedy “The Longest Week,” starring Jenny Slate, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jason Bateman.

It’s the feature directing debut of Peter Glanz and is based on his short film “A Relationship in Four Days,” which was an official selection at Cannes and Sundance.

The film will be released theatrically and on Video on Demand on Sept. 5.

Bateman stars as an heir to a hotel fortune cut off from his allowance following his parents’ abrupt divorce. He’s taken in by his old friend (played by Crudup) and immediately falls for his girlfriend Beatrice, portrayed by Wilde.

Yrf Entertainment financed and produced in association with Armian Pictures, Atlantic Pictures, and Far Hills. The producers are Uday Chopra and Neda Armian.

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- Dave McNary

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Gravitas Snags Jason Bateman-Olivia Wilde Comedy ‘The Longest Week’

25 June 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Gravitas Ventures has acquired Manhattan-set comedy The Longest Week, starring Jason Bateman as Conrad, the spoiled 40-year-old heir to a hotel fortune who is cut off from his allowance after his parents’ divorce. Crashing with old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup), he immediately falls for Dylan’s girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde) and falls headlong into an existential reflection as he tries to keep their relationship and his bank balance secret. Obvious Child‘s Jenny Slate also stars in the pic which marks writer-director Peter Glanz’s debut. Glanz adapted The Longest Week from his own Cannes and Sundance short A Relationship In Four Days. […] »

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Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde Comedy ‘Longest Week’ Lands U.S. Distribution

25 June 2014 11:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to Peter Glanz's directorial debut “The Longest Week,” a comedy that stars Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate. The film will be released theatrically and on VOD on Sept. 5. Glanz's script is based on his short film “A Relationship in Four Days,” which played both Cannes and Sundance. Also read: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn and Cast Spell Favorite ‘Bad Words’ at Film's Premiere (Video) Bateman stars as Conrad Valmont, heir to a hotel fortune, who is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed »

- Jeff Sneider

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Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Adam Driver in the trailer for 'This is Where I Leave You'

28 May 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jason Bateman has been making some pretty interesting moves out of the comic relief periphery of comedies and into his own as a leading man as of late, and he has a pretty stellar 2014 on the way. There's the sequel to "Horrible Bosses" in November and heading up the Peter Glanz dramedy "The Longest Week" as well. Then there's Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You," which debuted a new trailer today. The film, written by Jonathan Tropper and based on his novel, tells the story of four siblings who come back home to bury their father and, naturally, revisit their childhood and all the life lessons they've learned since leaving home. It's a pretty standard tale, but here it could really sing as the cast Levy has assembled is fantastic. Bateman, Adam Driver, Tina Fey and Corey Stoll play the siblings, with Jane Fonda as their over-sharing mother. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Fast & Furious 6's Justin Lin Attached To Direct Gritty Crime Drama Times Square

19 March 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As the Paul Walker-less Fast & Furious franchise rolls forward into what will assuredly be even more ridiculous territories, director Justin Lin is busy attaching himself to roughly every fifth film project that major studios are announcing. The latest pic he.s now said to direct is a crime-heavy thriller called Times Square that Focus Features acquired specifically for Lin to take over. Catch up with me again in five years to see if this flick ever actually gets made. Times Square will be produced by the trifecta of Chernin Entertainment, Perfect Storm Entertainment and Far Hills Pictures. Chernin.s Mike Larocca brought in the script, according to Deadline, which landed on the Black List a couple of years ago. It was written by newcomers Jacob Rubin and Taylor Materne, who served as an executive producer on the documentary Corman.s World and Peter Glanz.s upcoming comedic drama The »

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