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Weekender (2011)

 |  Drama, Music  |  2 September 2011 (UK)
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1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in ... See full summary »

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1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20's and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it's now or never and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas and the hedonism of Amsterdam. It's everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship. Written by Benchmark Films

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The exploits of two friends who make the move from partying at illegal warehouse raves to becoming successful promoters at the peak of the Manchester, Amsterdam and Ibiza rave scene in the early 90's.

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The 10 pound notes and 20 pound notes used in the film are the current notes. They had not yet been introduced in 1990. They were not introduced until towards of the end of the decade for the 10s and around 2006/7 for the 20s. See more »

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Utter garbage!
17 January 2014 | by (Madchester) – See all my reviews

As other reviewers have already pointed out, this film is a million miles away from the rave scene in 1990. The fashion and music are both completely incorrect for the time. How can somebody making a film get the simple things so wrong? Chris Coghill is a clown. He obviously has no first hand experience of the time and has clearly compiled a film from reading accounts from people who weren't there either. To add insult to injury his other offering is 'Spike Island'. Another film in which he gets things completely wrong. There's enough material on the internet if you want to see and hear what things were really like in the late 80's / early 90's, just don't rely on any of Coghill's work to paint a true picture. Back to the film. Not much I can say really. Badly acted with a poor plot. The list of mistakes is endless. Did the makers not consider watching some videos from the time? Watch how the people danced back then. Look at the fashion and the hairstyles. Sorry, I'm starting to rant again. It's just so frustrating when someone gets something so simple completely wrong and misleads those who didn't experience such a great time in British youth culture. Do yourself a favour and save 90 minutes of your life by avoiding this rubbish.


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