Main Plot Points:
- Celia Green (Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson) is at a crossroads. She and her husband Malcolm (Chris Mulkey, Captain Phillips), have been coming to their vacation house at Lake Tahoe for more than thirty years, and yet Celia now feels that something in her life is missing.
- Gathering her two adult sons (Zachary Booth, Keep the Light On, and Joseph Cross, Lincoln) and their partners for a rare weekend together, Celia hopes to come to terms with the past that the house represents and her desire to move forward. Amidst an eclectic assortment of gusts and drop-ins both young and old, and a catastrophe that upends Celia’s meticulously devised weekend, the Green family must learn to strengthen the ties that bind them even if it means letting go of the things they thought were important.
- A dark comedy of manners, Last Weekend is a film about the end of an era for a family – and the steps we must often take in order to create new beginnings.
What We Thought:
- There’s nothing exactly wrong with Last Weekend, but there’s nothing all that great either.
- It’s a pretty self-explanatory drama. A family meets up at their vacation home for a holiday weekend. They meet significant others, family drama comes up, etc.
- We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again. Patricia Clarkson is good, but there really isn’t much more to it.
- Fran Kranz is underused. I’m a big fan of his and he should have had a bigger part.
- It kind of seems a bit much too, like the writer took every hot topic and wanted to tackle it. There’s a gay son with his boyfriend. There’s a Hollywood actress. Clarkson’s character likes to buy expensive things that shouldn’t be expensive.
- Last Weekend is pretty forgettable. It’s not the worst movie I’ve seen, but I doubt I’d ever watch it again. It just sort of happens and then it’s over.
- Commentary with writer / co-director Tom Dolby and co-director Tom Williams
- Deleted Scenes
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Patricia Clarkson
- Fran Kranz
- Zachary Booth
- Joseph Cross
Recommended if You Like:
- Elsa & Fred
- Days and Nights
- This is Where I Leave You