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Weekends (2017)

'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.

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Trevor Jimenez

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Trevor Jimenez
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'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand animated film set in 1980's Toronto.

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Real-to-life Depiction of Divorce - Recommended for Parents, Not Kids
6 May 2019 | by jamuckleySee all my reviews

"Weekends" is an animated short film written and directed by Trevor Jimenez. It was nominated for an Oscar in 2018. While it lost to Oscar heavyweight, Pixar's "Bao," the film was both thought-provoking and realistic from my point-of-view, as a recently divorced dad, figuring out weekends with my three kids. Jimenez made the film through the co-op program at Pixar, which permits employees to use some company resources to make their own independent short films.

I feel like I can identify with both the father and mother depicted in the film. Despite the circumstances, the new reality of the divorced parent is still one of hope. There is hope beyond a divorce. Life changes, there are adjustments to be made, new work to be done when you move on to any new endeavor. But ultimately, there is hope.

I would recommend this film for divorced parents, but not necessarily for younger kids. The film is rated "R." There is a scene that implies domestic violence (not shown) between the divorced mother and a love interest leading to the end of that relationship. This can be both frightening and unsettling to kids. Some of surreal dream sequences of how the child perceives the events occurring around him are also disturbing.


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