MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,424 this week

The Weekend (1999)

 -  Drama  -  20 August 1999 (Italy)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 212 users   Metascore: 31/100
Reviews: 7 user | 7 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad) for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6279 titles
created 12 Jun 2011
 
a list of 373 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 90 titles
created 01 May 2013
 
a list of 202 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 1801 titles
created 24 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Weekend" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Weekend (1999)

The Weekend (1999) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Weekend.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

After Sex (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Five 1990s Californian couples, wed but one, illustrate or contradict the sexual relationship theories of two TV talk show hosts. The women shamelessly presume all men, including theirs, to... See full summary »

Director: Cameron Thor
Stars: Dan Cortese, Virginia Madsen, Maria Pitillo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A mom and her 10 year son motor around the country as she makes ends meet by turning tricks until her car breaks down. She then temporarily takes up with a hardware store owner until she ... See full summary »

Director: Bette Gordon
Stars: Deborah Kara Unger, Terry Kinney, Eric Lloyd
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An Italian female shoemaker follows her husband to America with their son & daughter. She couldn't find him at first then she discovers that he is married to an American wife who is ... See full summary »

Director: Ilaria Borrelli
Stars: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Pierfrancesco Favino, Brooke Shields
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Backstreet Dreams is the story of a man, who has a disturbed child. He and his wife take their son to a clinic, where he is diagnosed by a talented psychologist (Stevie), as being autistic.... See full summary »

Directors: Rupert Hitzig, Jason O'Malley
Stars: Brooke Shields, Jason O'Malley, Anthony Franciosa
The Weekend I (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Remember when you were a teenager and every little event seemed like it was of epic importance, like it would influence the rest of your life?

Director: Michael Todd Kuskin
Stars: Beau Allulli, Daniel Bartkewicz, Theodore Bouloukos
Gone But Not Forgotten (TV Movie 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A serial killer whose signature was "Gone But Not Forgotten" reappears years after the last murder. A local defense attorney begins to suspect that she may be the next victim and that her latest client may somehow be involved.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Brooke Shields, Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn
The Doe Boy (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Cherokee boy is a haemophiliac in a culture obsessed with blood identity.

Director: Randy Redroad
Stars: James Duval, Kevin Anderson, Andrew J. Ferchland
The Weekend (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After being released from prison, former RAF terrorist Jens Kessler spends his first weekend in freedom with friends from the past; among them are his former lover Inga and her husband. As ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Grosse
Stars: Sebastian Koch, Katja Riemann, Barbara Auer
Brenda Starr (1989)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by 14-year old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern
Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Burl Ives
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A cop and his expensive fiancĂ©e, a bank teller, plan the perfect bank robbery. All goes well until the FBI suspects, almost immediately, an inside job. Their plans to move the money out of ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton Morris
Stars: Brooke Shields, Dylan Walsh, Sherie Rene Scott
Charms for the Easy Life (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of three women who live in a North Carolina town and defy the traditional roles set forth for them by society.

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mimi Rogers, Susan May Pratt
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Laura Ponti
...
Marian Kerr
...
Nina
...
John Kerr
...
Lyle
...
Robert
...
Tony
...
Thierry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Sarah
Edit

Storyline

Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad) for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John`s brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony (D.B. Sweeney), who had also been Lyle`s lover. Marian, who is still inconsolable after losing Tony to AIDS, is upset when Lyle brings his new boyfriend, a young artist, Robert (James Duval). Meanwhile, the situation is just as tense at the Kerr`s neighbors` house, where oft-widowed, free spirit Laura Ponti (Gena Rowlands) gets a surprise visit from her resentful, angry daughter, Nina (Brooke Shields), and her married lover, Thierry (Gary Dourdan). Matters worsen when the battling mother-daughter duo joins the Kerr household for a dinner party, where the pain-riddled diners engage in a messy emotional showdown. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's no future in holding on to the past.

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

20 August 1999 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Weekend  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,266 (USA) (24 November 2000)

Gross:

$31,043 (USA) (30 March 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best of the Fest!

Saw this film at the Hamptons Film Festival recently and it was the best of the lot. This had potential for being lumped in with the endless number of films with similar set-ups (Family and friends gather for a weekend together, tensions erupt, secrets come out, etc...) However, being beautifully shot, written, directed and acted, it makes leaps ahead of the pack. The characters were very compelling and touching, with Gena Rowlands effortlessly playing the grande dame to the hilt. The rest of the cast was, in varying degrees, hovering around that caliber, with excellent work from Brooke Shields, as Rowlands' spoiled daughter. Fantastic chemistry between the cast, which is a testament to the director's abilities.

No idea when or if it has a release scheduled, but I recommend seeking it out. Look forward to the next!


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just watched / First Comment ?? denise1234
Discuss The Weekend (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?