Le Week-end (quick movie review)
What can one say about Le Week-end? The movie doesn’t have much of a plot, yet it’s still a flowing… well, “narrative” probably isn’t the right word, but it’s something.
Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are both excellent in their starring roles. Their performances, along with direction by Roger Michell, photography by Nathalie Durand and editing by Kristina Hetherington are the driving force behind this movie. I’m sure lots of other folks worked hard on this flick, but without these five people turning in masterful efforts, this movie would probably be a big pile of pretentious drivel.
A quick word about Jeff Goldblum: this is Goldblum at his most Goldblum-i-ness. He was the perfect person to play this particular role and it’s all the funnier that they’re playing off his reputation. Not a show stopper, but a quiet joke that comes out of nowhere.
I didn’t love it, but if you don’t mind listening to an older married couple argue for 93 minutes, I’d give Le Week-end a whirl – let’s score it a 7 out of 10.