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Long Weekend (2008)

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A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.

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Peter and Carla have a wasted marriage and constant friction. Peter buys expensive camping gear and, despite the protests of Carla, insists they travel with their dog Cricket to camp on the isolated Moondah Beach in the North Coast with his friend Luke and his girlfriend during the rainy holiday. Peter stops in a pub at the Eggleston Hotel and leaves a message for Luke with the owner of the pub. When Peter takes what he believes to be shortcut to the beach, he gets lost and the couple spends the night sleeping in their SUV. The next morning, Peter organizes the campsite and their intrusion into and abuse of the natural environment begins. During the two days, the couple's relationship deteriorates while the nature avenges the bad treatment the couple has inflicted upon it. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Don't mess with Mother Nature See more »

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Rated R for language, some disturbing violent images and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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4 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Nature's Grave  »

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Actor Jim Caviezel regularly impersonated Christopher Walken during filming and footage of this can be seen on the DVD special feature "Jim and the Ducks". See more »

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The windshield of Peter and Carla's vehicle is hit by at least one flying bird, which leaves the glass smashed. Yet in some later scenes, the windshield is undamaged. See more »

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References Storm Warning (2007) See more »

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A waste of time
16 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Obviously, the director of this picture intended to wrap his environmental message into a thriller, but literally got lost on the way -- just like the characters in the film. Really disappointing.

The acting isn't that bad, but the design of the characters is rather limiting. Especially the role of the nagging wife. The worst thing is that she never stops complaining. And I don't feel like watching a couple arguing and fighting throughout the entire film -- it doesn't add anything to a story that lacks substance.

On the upside, the location is exceptionally beautiful, supporting the underlying environmental theme.

Net, you keep waiting for something to happen, only to be surprised by a sudden radical and totally exaggerated series of events at the end.


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