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The Long Weekend (2005)

R | | Comedy | 26 June 2006 (UK)
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A comedy about two brothers, uptight Ed and playboy Cooper. Ed has a weekend to save his career, but Cooper has other plans for the weekend; to help his stressed out brother get lucky with the ladies.

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Pat Holden

Writer:

Tad Safran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Klein ... Cooper
Brendan Fehr ... Ed Waxman
Chandra West ... Kim
Craig Fairbrass ... Frank
Paul Campbell ... Roger
Cobie Smulders ... Ellen
Andy Thompson ... Officer Garcia
Nicole McKay ... Cathy
Alejandro Rae ... Jack
Roger Haskett ... Ed's Father
Stephen Park ... Doctor
J. Douglas Stewart ... Doctor #2
Chelan Simmons ... Susie
Charles Andrew Payne ... Cop #1 (as Charles Payne)
Will Sanderson ... Cop #2
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Storyline

Cooper and Ed are brothers: Coop acts, in ads and soaps, spending his real energy chasing women for one-night stands. His younger brother Ed, an earnest young man, works in an ad agency. For the past year, since finding his girlfriend in bed with another man with a video camera running, Ed has been in a funk: he's carried a torch, his social life has tanked, and his work has suffered. Ed will be fired on Monday unless he can save a major account. It's his birthday weekend: he wants to work, but Cooper wants Ed to rediscover his sex life. Cooper works hard to help Ed score, but disaster piles on disaster. Can a decent guy save his job and get a life? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Two Brothers. One Weekend. No Shame. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,286, 11 June 2006

Gross USA:

$1,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,540,754
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Fortune Plango Vulnera
From "Carmina Burana"
Written by Carl Orff
Performed by The Slovak Philharmonic Chorus and Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (as The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Stephen Gunzenhauser
Courtesy of Naxos
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!don't do it!
12 October 2005 | by widziSee all my reviews

This movie, as was to be expected isn't really great. Even though it's just another comedy focussing on sex jokes it doesn't even make it in that category.

I don't think it should be compared to American Pie, it's jokes just aren't funny, at all. It's full of homevideo shots of people getting slapped in the face etc. that have to do with the story. It didn't help that once the movie started with a montage of some of these clips 50% of the audience behind me started laughing hysterically. I don't think I've ever heard people laughing so hard. I'm seriously wondering if they were paid to be there.

They didn't make the experience more enjoyable though, although it did make me smile sometimes when ten people behind me were kicking the ground every time someone toppled over. It was really ridiculous.

Anyway, I didn't expect much out of 'The Long Weekend' and I viewed it the way it wants to be viewed, a simple sex comedy. But I still think it's not worth watching it. Or at least paying to go see it at the movies. Of course I saw it at a sneak preview so I can honestly say I didn't know what I was in for.

If you're gonna watch it, make sure you're extremely bored and don't have anything else to do, I guess it can be entertaining under those circumstances.


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