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The Long Weekend (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  26 June 2006 (UK)
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A comedy about two brothers, uptight Ed and playboy Cooper. Ed has a weekend to save his career, but Cooper has other plans for the weekend; to help his stressed out brother get lucky with the ladies.

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Cooper and Ed are brothers: Coop acts, in ads and soaps, spending his real energy chasing women for one-night stands. His younger brother Ed, an earnest young man, works in an ad agency. For the past year, since finding his girlfriend in bed with another man with a video camera running, Ed has been in a funk: he's carried a torch, his social life has tanked, and his work has suffered. Ed will be fired on Monday unless he can save a major account. It's his birthday weekend: he wants to work, but Cooper wants Ed to rediscover his sex life. Cooper works hard to help Ed score, but disaster piles on disaster. Can a decent guy save his job and get a life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A lot of inappropriate jokes, 1 or 2 was actually funny
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Cooper (Chris Klein) is a struggling actor spending his time chasing women. His younger brother Ed (Brendan Fehr) is a successful ad exec and video enthusiast until one day he finds his girlfriend in bed with another guy making a sex video.

This is definitely a broad inappropriate comedy in the vein of American Pie. Some jokes worked, but most just flopped badly.

The intercuts with old videos just don't work. They aren't funny and way too amateurish.

Chris Klein and Brendan Fehr are fine actors, but they're both strictly straight man. Chris is being asked to be the funny man of the duo, and he doesn't fit. Brendan Fehr is playing his role too uptight. That's not funny either.


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