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Two Weeks (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 October 2006 (USA)
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In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves ... See full summary »

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In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped-- together -- for two weeks. Written by Crooked-Lake

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Rated R for language, including some sexual references | See all certifications »
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$2,400,000 (estimated)

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$25,829 (USA) (2 March 2007)

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$45,816 (USA) (16 March 2007)
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Wil Wheaton read for the part of Keith Bergman. See more »

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When the sons are looking at family photos, Barry selects one to show Keith. In this scene, he is holding one 4x6 print in his right hand as we look at him. The next scene that shows the photo shows that he is holding a fanfold of several photos and they're in his left hand. See more »

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Keith Bergman: Hi, I'm meeting my mother and I didn't see her come off the plane.
Customer Service Rep: Sir, this is the luggage office.
Keith Bergman: Right, she's about this big
[holds hands about a foot apart]
Keith Bergman: coming on the 245 from Charlotte and she's probably addressed to me, that's Keith Bergman.
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Funny, warm, touching, and deeply moving...
15 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

TWO WEEKS is a quietly exquisite, deeply moving, and surprisingly hopeful drama centered on some very unpleasant subject matter. Writer and director Steve Stockman struck gold with this story of four adult siblings (Ben Chaplin, Julianne Nicholson, Tom Cavanaugh, Glenn Howerton)who return to their hometown in North Carolina to be at the bedside of their mother (beautifully played by Sally Field), who is dying of ovarian cancer. This drama of the family's final time together is juxtaposed with a videotaped interview with Mom done by the eldest son (Chaplin) as sort of a final tribute to his mom before she gets too sick to remember things she wants to pass on.This film offers surprises at every turn because it is more than the "sturm und drang" one would expect from such a story. Stockman puts a very human face on the subject of death and dying and because it is human, there is humor involved. There are laughs to be found here and they aren't the kind of laughs where you wonder whether or not being amused is appropriate. These are odd little moments throughout the film that we can all relate to...like one brother finding the cowboy sheets that were on his childhood bed and stashing them to take with him, or dealing with the problem of all the casseroles that well-intentioned friends and neighbors stuff the refrigerator with, or arguing with your siblings over the things Mom wants you to have and nobody wants. The direction is a little static, but the screenplay has a deft quality to it and the performances are uniformly first-rate, with standout work from Field and Chaplin. A very special film experience...treat yourself.


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