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The Weekend (1999)

 |  Drama  |  20 August 1999 (Italy)
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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 »

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Laura Ponti
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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

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

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$31,043 (USA) (30 March 2001)
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Okay drama with some solid performances
6 October 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The film is a little hard to follow at first, but gets better and more cohesive as it goes along. Gena Rowlands could read the phone book and be compelling and she rises above the material here. Deborah Kara Unger is particularly good and James Duval is well cast and charming. The only real let down is Brooke Shields. She has gotten so good over the past few years that it was dissapointing to see her uneven performance. The only time she shines is when she's putting the make on men or is on the verge of tears. Thankfully, word has it that her performance in "Black & White" is quite dynamic. Overall, the film is worth seeing for some strong performances. Good cinematography too.


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