6.2/10
1,036
10 user 30 critic

Nights and Weekends (2008)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 10 October 2008 (USA)
Trailer
1:00 | Trailer
A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Hannah is a recent college graduate interning at a Chicago production company. She is crushing on two writers at work, Matt and Paul, who share an office and keep her entertained. Will a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski
Quiet City (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jamie is 21. She's from Atlanta. She's come to Brooklyn to visit her friend Samantha, but she can't find her. Jamie meets a stranger named Charlie on the subway and spends 24 hours hanging out with him.

Director: Aaron Katz
Stars: Erin Fisher, Cris Lankenau, Sarah Hellman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Alan is a musician who leaves a busted-up band for New York, and a new musical voyage. He tries to stay focused and fends off all manner of distractions, including the attraction to his good friend's girlfriend.

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Justin Rice, Rachel Clift, Andrew Bujalski
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Jess Weixler, Justin Rice, Barlow Jacobs
Baghead (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror ... See full summary »

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Stars: Ross Partridge, Steve Zissis, Greta Gerwig
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jane Adams is an actress living in a house precariously perched above the beach in Malibu. Her age exempts her from more and more acting opportunities. That's when her young, ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Jane Adams, Sophia Takal, Kent Osborne
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Stars: Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton, Rhett Wilkins
Greenberg (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Funny Ha Ha (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marnie just graduated from college, drinks likes she's still in school, and is looking for a temporary job but a permanent boyfriend. She loves a guy who doesn't love her (?), ping-pongs ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Kate Dollenmayer, Mark Herlehy, Christian Rudder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins
Autoerotic (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Follow four interconnected Chicago couples as they explore the boundaries of self-pleasure and sexual exploration.

Directors: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard
Stars: Amy Seimetz, Lane Hughes, Megan Mercier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend's 7-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriage and children.

Director: Joe Swanberg
Stars: Kentucker Audley, Amanda Crawford, Joe Swanberg
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Alison Bagnall ...
Reporter
Elizabeth Donius ...
James' brother's wife
...
James' brother
...
...
Mattie's sister's boyfriend
...
Mattie's sister
Ellen Stagg ...
Photographer
...
Edit

Storyline

A man and woman must face the tension that builds between them during a long-distance relationship.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noce i weekendy  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,902, 12 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,902, 12 October 2008
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
astute, hard and truthful romantic dramedy
21 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Nights and Weekends - I was surprised by how much I liked this one. in fact it may be one of the better mumblecore movies I've seen. That doesn't mean it's anything 'great' but as far as slice of life films go it really makes a valiant and honest attempt to just show a couple as they are. The whole long-distance relationship angle makes the story kind of doomed from the get-go, or at least once one sees Mattie (Gerwig) get bitchy at James (Swanberg) over how much effort has to be put in to going from NY to Chicago and back again just to have a relationship. But what I liked this time, unlike, say, Swanberg's previous film Hannah Takes the Stairs is that there is also effort to tell a story, if only evidenced by the whole 'cutting ahead to one-year-later', and showing some set-up and payoff with a couple of things and items like a lion.

The two actors are natural, and why not? I have to think they were close enough to bare themselves to themselves (physically and mentally, mostly physically), and it works for the benefit of the naturalism. A few scenes get bogged down so much in minutae that you want things to move on, but what I liked here was that, for me at least, the stripping to the little moments made their relationship palpable, and cute, and kind of sad all at the same time. When we see Gerwig cry, we know the tears are genuine, as is Swanberg's awkwardness at keeping the relationship going, such as when he has a photo shoot and asks her to come.

Why to watch it? Simply put, it's a romantic dramedy for those looking for a solid alternative to pap and crap from Hollywood. It's so decidedly un-Hollywood it does come close to the other direction of being too precious. But only close, not all the way. It's got two actors completely at ease and open to taking their characters totally where they need to go without any BS, and as directors they keep things moving so it's never *too* boring. Some may disagree, and that's well and good, since it is still firmly in the 'mumblecore' vein. At the right moment in time, Nights and Weekends connected with me, and hopefully it may with a few others.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page