The Long Weekend

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"Two Brothers. One Weekend. No Shame."
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 5.2  (8,111)

The Long Weekend is a 2005 comedy film directed by Pat Holden and starring Chris Klein, Brendan Fehr, and Chandra West. The plot follows the misadventures of two brothers, Cooper (Klein) and Ed (Fehr), who embark on a weekend trip to a lake house with their girlfriends, Kimberly (West) and Sarah (Alexandra Holden). However, the trip turns into a disaster when the brothers' rowdy behavior and incompetence cause chaos and hilarity ensues.

The movie opens with Cooper, a failed writer, getting fired from his job and arriving home to find Ed waiting for him. Ed suggests that they go on a weekend trip to a lake house that he's rented, as a way to cheer Cooper up. Cooper agrees and they invite their girlfriends, Sarah and Kimberly, to join them. However, as soon as they arrive at the lake house, things begin to go wrong. The brothers prove to be inept at simple tasks like setting up a tent or starting a campfire. The first night, they get wasted and end up trashing the neighbor's property.

The next day, the group goes to a nearby bar where Cooper accidentally drinks mushroom tea and has a bad psychedelic trip. Meanwhile, Ed gets into a fight with a local man, and Kim ends up getting arrested for drunk driving. As the weekend goes on, things just continue to get worse. The brothers get lost in the woods, stumble upon a nudist colony, and are chased by a herd of cows. Their girlfriends, meanwhile, are trying to survive their own mini-disasters, including Sarah accidentally swallowing a fishing hook and Kim being haunted by a nighttime visitor.

Despite all these setbacks, the group somehow manages to come together and survive the weekend. Cooper finally gets inspired to write a new book based on their experiences, and Ed decides to quit drinking and focus on his relationship with Sarah. The movie ends on a positive note with the group driving off in a jeep and laughing about their ridiculous adventure.

The Long Weekend is a classic comedy movie that relies on physical humor, witty one-liners, and absurd situations to generate laughs. The cast is excellent, with Chris Klein and Brendan Fehr giving charming and hilarious performances as the bumbling brothers. Chandra West and Alexandra Holden are also great as the long-suffering girlfriends who have to put up with their men's antics. The supporting cast, which includes Paul Campbell and Cobie Smulders, also does a great job of adding to the film's humor.

This movie is not without its flaws, however. Some of the jokes fall flat, and the movie relies too heavily on stereotypes and crude humor at times. The plot is also fairly predictable, and some of the antics of the characters strain credulity. However, if you're looking for a lighthearted, goofy comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously, The Long Weekend is definitely worth checking out.

In summary, The Long Weekend is a fun and entertaining comedy movie that delivers laughs and silly antics. It's not a masterpiece of cinema, but it doesn't have to be. Sometimes, all you need is a good chuckle, and this movie definitely delivers on that front. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the crazy journey that is The Long Weekend.

The Long Weekend is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    5.2  (8,111)