[HD FREE] WATCH LE WEEK-END ONLINE FREE [HD PUTLOCKER DOWNLOAD] Having previously collaborated on The Mother and Venus (the former something of an overlooked gem), writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell reunite for this tale of a long-married couple attempting to get away from it all in Paris, but instead finding the broiling tensions in their relationship coming to an unexpected head. Mixing its ennui with a vitality and underlying sense of defiance, this very likable melancholy rom-(non?)-com boasts splendid turns from Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan, between whom the sparks (hostile, passionate, dependent) fly with conviction and grace. He is a disillusioned lecturer, out of favour with his college, misanthropic with his students; she is a teacher, still eager to grab life by the throat, wanting more from her future than the acceptance of disappointment or the familiarity of comfortable estrangement.
Production year: 2013
Cert (UK): 15
Runtime: 93 mins
Directors: Roger Michell
Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan
[HD FREE] WATCH LE WEEK-END ONLINE FREE [HD PUTLOCKER DOWNLOAD] While there's a degree of staginess about the manner in which old issues are regularly raised and revealed, Michell does an admirable job of giving his actors the space to find their own truth in any given situation; social, sexual, satirical. The midpoint arrival of Jeff Goldblum (apparently playing himself turned up to 11) lends a typically fidgety edge to the proceedings, his presence inadvertently precipitating both conflicts and resolutions while providing plenty of oddball laughs.
An extended sequence in a lavish Parisian apartment approaches Abigail's Party levels of discomfort, but Michell has always had a softer centre than Mike Leigh and pulls back as the social abyss beckons, finding comedy in tragedy. Even the self-reflexive/conscious nods to Godard manage to be more charming than irksome – no mean feat. It all adds up to a surprisingly honest and entertaining affair that manages to delight without running away from darkness.