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Weekend (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 4 November 2011 (UK)
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director:

Andrew Haigh

Writer:

Andrew Haigh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cullen ... Russell
Chris New ... Glen
Jonathan Race Jonathan Race ... Jamie
Laura Freeman Laura Freeman ... Jill
Loreto Murray Loreto Murray ... Cathy (as Loretto Murray)
Jonathan Wright Jonathan Wright ... Johnny
Sarah Churm Sarah Churm ... Helen
Vauxhall Jermaine ... Damien
Joe Doherty Joe Doherty ... Justin
Kieran Hardcastle Kieran Hardcastle ... Sam
Mark Devenport Mark Devenport ... Straight Man in Bar (as Mark Davenport)
Steve Blackman Steve Blackman ... Straight Man in Bar
Julius Metson Scott Julius Metson Scott ... Paul
Martin Arrowsmith Martin Arrowsmith ... Martin
Caroline Woolley Caroline Woolley ... House Party Girl 1
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Storyline

On a Friday night after a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. That weekend, in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex, the two men get to know each other. It is a brief encounter that will resonate throughout their lives. Weekend is both an honest and unapologetic love story between two guys and a film about the universal struggle for an authentic life in all its forms. It is about the search for identity and the importance of making a passionate commitment to your life. Written by Andrew Haigh

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A (sort of) love story between two guys over a cold weekend in October.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In 2012 the film received a prestigious Criterion Collection release on DVD and Blu-Ray. See more »

Goofs

When Russell is anxiously waiting for Glen to arrive at the train station, the train announcements in the background indicate that the time is around 6.30pm, however in the next scene when both characters have gone through the barrier onto the platform, the background train announcements indicate the time time is now around 5pm. See more »

Quotes

Russell: I moved around in foster homes until I was about sixteen.
Glen: [softly] Mm-hm. Fuck.
Russell: Met my best mate there, Jamie, when we were twelve. Erm yeah, it was nice, we just went around as a pair.
Glen: Fucking hell. What was it like?
Russell: What?
Glen: Being "in care".
Russell: It was fine. I mean, I wasn't abused or anything.
Glen: Shame, you should've got a refund. Do they know about you?
Russell: Who?
Glen: Jamie?
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References Notting Hill (1999) See more »

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Composed by Jeevan Anandasivam
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realistic gay storyline
11 January 2015 | by IanRuskSee all my reviews

Boy meets boy: boys have 2-day fling that turns into something deeper than either character anticipated. Russell picks up Glen (both early 30 somethings) in a gay bar and takes him home. After a night of passionate sex, the two characters connect on many levels and have the beginnings of a deep relationship, but an unexpected obstacle — at least for Russell — arises. Will there be a happy ending for both characters? More loneliness for Russell? Weekend offers up a realistic gay love story with meaningful dialogue, realistic scenarios. Anyone who has spent much time in the gay life-style will likely find much to relate to in this simple yet powerful story that perfectly illustrates the trials and tribulations of many gay men. One of the best gay movies I have seen. Some nude scenes by both male leads and some fairly graphic simulated sex scenes, but nothing too overboard.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,245, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$484,592

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,192,003
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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