5.1/10
5,357
59 user 58 critic

Long Weekend (2008)

Trailer
1:29 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.

Director:

Jamie Blanks
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Long Weekend (1978)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston
Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen
Transit I (2012)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang of bank robbers hide their loot in the car of a family going camping. They chase down the family to kill them and get the loot back, but run into a fight.

Director: Antonio Negret
Stars: Jim Caviezel, James Frain, Elisabeth Röhm
The Prisoner (2009)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s, about a government agent who is kidnapped, and sent to a remote island known as "The Village".

Stars: Ian McKellen, Jim Caviezel, Ruth Wilson
Highwaymen (2004)
Action | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rennie Cray (Caviezel) embarks on a bloodthirsty rampage to avenge the death of his wife who was struck down by a serial killer - a man who hunts and kills women using his '72 El Dorado.

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Rhona Mitra, Frankie Faison
I Am David (2003)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A 12-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.

Director: Paul Feig
Stars: Ben Tibber, Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright
Angel Eyes (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Director: Luis Mandoki
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto
Long Weekend (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The girl Nam befriends the bullied boy Thongsook at the same room in the hospital and she tells that she likes horror films. Thongsook asks whether she would like to see ghosts and he ... See full summary »

Director: Taweewat Wantha
Stars: Natpassara Adulyamethasiri, Acharanat Ariyaritwikol, Chinawut Indracusin
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jim Caviezel stars as golf legend Bobby Jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

Director: Rowdy Herrington
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam
Madison (2001)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A story about a man's personal struggle to victory in the 1971 Madison, Indiana hydro-plane regatta.

Director: William Bindley
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Mary McCormack, Jake Lloyd
Unknown (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

Director: Simon Brand
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis
The Final Cut (2004)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Set in a world with memory recording implants, Alan Hakman is a cutter, someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories. His latest assignment is one that puts him in danger.

Director: Omar Naim
Stars: Robin Williams, Jim Caviezel, Mira Sorvino
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Caviezel ... Peter
Claudia Karvan ... Carla
Star Star ... Cricket
John Brumpton ... Old Timer
Roger Ward ... Truckie
Lara Robinson ... Girl in Car
Gordon Waddell ... Campervan man
Jude Beaumont Jude Beaumont ... Campervan woman
Gary McMillan Gary McMillan ... Pool Player
Everett De Roche Everett De Roche ... Barfly
Christopher Brown ... Radio Voice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Taylor ... Bartender
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mother nature has a dark side. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some disturbing violent images and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nature's Grave See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie's Second Unit Director Vincent Monton was the Cinematographer on the original Long Weekend (1978). See more »

Goofs

Peter swaps between right and left hand shooting of the rifle. He may be ambidextrous but humans have a dominant eye and normally aim with that eye. See more »

Connections

Remake of Long Weekend (1978) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Decent Film, Though the Message is a Bit Fuzzy
27 July 2009 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A couple with severe relationship problems go on a camping trip in Australia with their dog Cricket. Things unravel fast, as the couple bicker and treat nature poorly... and before long, it seems as though the very forest turns against them.

"Nature's Grave" (as the film is called in America) is a good film with wonderful visuals and a steady pace of disintegration. The limited number of characters keeps the development strong, and there is a a decent level of gore for the horror fans. Yet, there's something really fishy about this movie.

Presumably, the message is that we shouldn't abuse Mother Nature. Yet, this is not really made clear. While the couple does mistreat their surroundings, it is largely unintentional, and the bulk of their time is spent yelling at each other. The message is further confused when considering the other group of campers, who end up in dire straits for no reason that we are aware of.

Jim Caviezel is a strong actor, though he doesn't really stand out in this film. His character's wife is equally bland. There is some confusion, at least to me, of their nationality. She seems to be Australian, while he does not have the accent. Yet, when confronted with a beached manatee, it is Peter (Caviezel) who knows the history of the local creatures. This was odd.

Aside from the ending, the manatee was for me the most interesting -- and creepy -- part of the film. If you're interested in good shots of wildlife and scenery, this film has plenty of that. But the acting is average and the plot isn't really clear, beyond a fighting couple. Another reviewer writes, "I would not call this a movie where nature strikes back, I would call it a movie where a moron angry at his wife makes a lot of boneheaded decisions." That really sums it up.

This film is remake, and I unfortunately have not seen the original and cannot compare them. However, as a solo film, I found this one to be for the most part enjoyable and I would recommend it to others. To not see this film would be a crime against nature. Be sure to check it out, because you will not find another like it.


21 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 59 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed