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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.

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Andrew Haigh

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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.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor de Fim de Semana See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,245, 25 September 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$455,459, 20 November 2011
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the first major critical survey of LGBT films, conducted by the BFI in 2016, Weekend (2011) was named the 2nd best LGBT film of all time. See more »

Goofs

When Russell asks Glen what time his train is later that day, Glen informs him it is around 4.30pm. Later on when Russell is in the train station's main room waiting for Glen to appear, an announcement is heard in the background clearly indicating that one of the next trains to depart the station is the 18:37pm for Birmingham New Street. See more »

Quotes

Glen: Do you ever think about finding your parents?
Russell: No, not really.
Glen: Why not?
Russell: I don't really see the point. You know, I don't think it would change anything.
Glen: Why don't I pretend to be your dad and you can come out to me?
Russell: [laughs] That is SO weird.
Glen: Just ignore the fact we just had sex.
Russell: I don't think I can. Guess I'll try. Ok.
[looks Glen in the eye]
Russell: Dad? I got something I need to tell you.
[...]
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Connections

References Notting Hill (1999) See more »

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Bang Bang Cherry
Written by Tom Havelock/Marcus Efstratiou
Performed by Hook & The Twin
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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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