Sometimes the marketing people simply don’t get it right. Remember how they missed off the small but salient fact that Sweeny Todd was a musical? They’re at it again with Roger Michell’s Le Week-end. Believe the posters and you’d think you were in for a light, frothy romantic comedy.
What you get is something much more bittersweet, with a definite emphasis on bitter. There’s an air of melancholy and disappointment about this portrait of later life marriage – and there’s some wonderfully funny moments. I watched it on my laptop and startled the cat more than once with my loud laughter.
But it’s Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan as the couple at the heart of the story that make Le Week-end stand out. Read more about their performances and the film as a whole in my review for Britflicks.com, http://www.britflicks.com/review.aspx?filmid=630.
Le Weekend opens around the UK this Friday, 11 October.