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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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Mother nature has a dark side. 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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This remake was made and released about thirty years after the original Long Weekend (1978). See more »

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Blood and fur disappears from the front of the car shortly after Peter examines and fixes headlight. See more »

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References Storm Warning (2007) See more »

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Nature Works in Mysterious Ways...
23 May 2010 | by (BangaLore) – See all my reviews

.. is what this film tells us. The director shoots the film in the outback with fantastic natural scenery. As you would be well aware, nature is one of the main characters here. This film isn't preachy as one would expect, it had a fresh perspective about humans attitude towards nature and how we take it for granted. But, it just didn't have the effect on me that it was going for. Still, very cool cinematography made it worthwhile. If you don't wanna watch it, trust me you are not missing anything. My friend didn't like it that much and I found it to be an alright movie.

A couple, Peter (James Caviezel) and Carla (Claudia Karvan) going through a crisis in their marriage due to an abortion plan to kick back and enjoy a long weekend with their friends at a surf beach which is located at a remote place. But their friends did not reach the bar they had planned on meeting and Peter decides to go ahead and catch up with them on the beach. But when it becomes clear that their friends would not make it, they They are negligent towards everything from the beginning itself and there at the beach they shoot a mother seal (which is quite a sad story actually) and break an eagle egg and do all kinds of crappy things.

James Caviezel is an underrated actor. He is an extremely talented actor who got his big break with 'Outlander', but that movie was pretty worthless for his talents. Here he gives a good performance as Peter, the everyday rich guy who has the least interest in nature and does whatever he pleases and he also has a strenous relationship with his wife, which was very realistic. Claudia is OK as Carla, but it Jim who steals the show anyway. Her character actually becomes scared of nature very early in the movie. But she gives a credible performance. I had a huge problem with the ending, no guy in his right mind would go in the middle of the road to stop a goods truck that is so big. But the director wanted nature to win through whatever means, so he had that ending done. The story of the other campers is not explained, nor did the climax with Carla. I mean who did it and how did it happen? That is plain stupid on the part of the director. I, for one, cannot accept that nature did that. If it was cannibals or something, I could have accepted that. And yeah there are no other characters in the entire movie other than the couple, so it depends entirely on them. You should be aware of that.

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