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The Weekend (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 August 1999 (Italy)
Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad) for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high ... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Skeet

Writers:

Peter Cameron (novel), Brian Skeet

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gena Rowlands ... Laura Ponti
Deborah Kara Unger ... Marian Kerr
Brooke Shields ... Nina
Jared Harris ... John Kerr
David Conrad ... Lyle
James Duval ... Robert
D.B. Sweeney ... Tony
Gary Dourdan ... Thierry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Morris ... Sarah
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Marian (Deborah Kara Unger) and John Kerr (Jared Harris) are expecting an old friend, Lyle (David Conrad) for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John`s brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony (D.B. Sweeney), who had also been Lyle`s lover. Marian, who is still inconsolable after losing Tony to AIDS, is upset when Lyle brings his new boyfriend, a young artist, Robert (James Duval). Meanwhile, the situation is just as tense at the Kerr`s neighbors` house, where oft-widowed, free spirit Laura Ponti (Gena Rowlands) gets a surprise visit from her resentful, angry daughter, Nina (Brooke Shields), and her married lover, Thierry (Gary Dourdan). Matters worsen when the battling mother-daughter duo joins the Kerr household for a dinner party, where the pain-riddled diners engage in a messy emotional showdown. Written by Anonymous

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There's no future in holding on to the past.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Weekend See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,266, 26 November 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,043, 1 April 2001
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Escaping the past
19 May 2000 | by spizz2000See all my reviews

A weekend in the country provokes crises in the lives of a couple and their houseguests as past relationships intrude into the present, and new alliances are formed. Sharp, witty performances from Gena Rowlands, Brooke Shields, Jared Harris, Deborah Unger, D.B. Sweeney et al. Lushly filmed to evoke the languor of a summer weekend, and the haunting and disruptive presence of the past.


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