100-Word Review: “Weekend”

There is one drawback to Weekend, the three-day story of two men’s druggy, boozed-up, painfully honest courtship. It’s that it is niched into arthouse by its subjects being homosexual, when this is a flawless ode to the flawed state of modern romance. As the closeted-in-attitude-if-not-in-practice Russell struggles to connect with the political, vibrant and angry Glen, Weekend nails the stunted ways we all try to connect in a world where sex and personality are abundant commodities. Secondary is the characters’ orientation, honestly realised by writer/director Andrew Haigh in dialogue, actions, sex and romantic displays soundtracked by bigoted slurs. Depressingly uplifting.


About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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