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The Longest Week (2014)

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Conrad (Jason Bateman) is helped by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup) and returns the favor by falling for Dylan's girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde).

Director:

Peter Glanz

Writers:

Peter Glanz (story), Juan Iglesias (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Conrad Valmont
Tony Roberts ... Barry the Therapist
Laura Clery ... Bunny
William Abadie ... Concierge
Stephen Temperly Stephen Temperly ... Jean-Louis Valmont
Alexandra Neil ... Maribel Valmont
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Young Conrad (as Seamus Fitzpatrick)
Barry Primus ... Bernard the Chauffeur
Olivia Wilde ... Beatrice Fairbanks
Billy Crudup ... Dylan Tate
Jayce Bartok ... Artist #1
Danny Deferrari ... Artist #2
Auden Thornton ... Woman at Gallery
Steve Witting ... Museum Host
Maureen Mueller ... Museum Socialite
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Storyline

As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup), and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan's girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). As Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice while keeping both their relationship and his bank balance secret, Dylan tries to set him up with Jocelyn (Jenny Slate). Ever committed to the charade that he eventually finds difficult to maintain, Conrad quickly realizes his charm can only extend so far into debt. Now deep into an extensional reflection, will it take losing everything to make Conrad realize what he can truly become? Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She had him at "I'm your best friend's girlfriend"

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 giorni per cambiare See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color
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The Director and the financier had two very different versions of the film, including both the cut and presentation (poster, trailer, marketing, et al). A Director's Cut still might come out at some point. See more »

Goofs

When Conrad presses the recording button on his tape deck and speaks in the microphone, the tape is not rolling. The needles for the volume level don't move either. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Conrad Valmont: I, I think that there's something wrong with me. For some reason, I find that the girls that I like as human beings I'm not sexually attracted to, and the ones that I am sexually attracted to I don't particularly like as human beings. And on the rare occasion when one falls in both categories, they usually have a boyfriend or a husband - and Lord knows I've got enough of that bad karma to last me a lifetime.
Barry the Therapist: These are classic Freudian symptoms, Conrad. Haven't you ever read about ...
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Connections

Featured in Projector: The Longest Week (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Air on the G string
Taken from 3rd orchestral suite in D major, BWV 1068
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Jonathan Carney, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Food for the eyes and ears but not the brain
3 October 2014 | by jimnichSee all my reviews

I've waited a long time to see a film like this. A simple story, beautifully shot with an enchanting soundtrack. Like others, I'm now completely turned off by the big budget, green screen, CGI 'blockbusters' that now seem to infest our theatres (cinemas), and was delighted to just sit back and let this quiet little story wash over me.

The neo-retro cinematography turned New York into Paris and the design had the men smart and dapper and the women beautifully Hepburnesque, I loved it all and it was only topped by the husky piano jazz soundtrack.

I won't go into the acting, depth of plot and character, who's films it resembles or whatever subliminal message was supposed to be projected, others have very kindly furnished that information. Suffice to say the leads were all impossibly good looking (of they were, they're actors) but not as good as their surroundings, New York has never looked so enticing.

So, this film won't win any awards for supreme cleverness or anything but if you're after something to romance your eyes and ears then you'll find its 80 minutes time well spent.


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