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Le Week-End
Le Week-End

United Kingdom, Rated R, 93 minutes
Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Lindsey Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum

Monday, May 27, 7:00 pm

Tickets: Free

In Mr. Michell's magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that's both emotionally rich and very funny. (c) Music Box

By its ambiguous yet hopeful end, we're at one with Nick and Meg: Sometimes, you just have to dance. Somehow, you go on.- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

Michell lets Meg and Nick's problems - and their underlying affection - unfold naturally, gracefully, over the eventful weekend. He also harks back to the French New Wave to embody the couple's youthful ambitions and their nostalgia for an earlier Paris.- Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune

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