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Two Weeks (2006)



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Director Steve Stockman takes the helm for this semi-autobiographical comedy drama about an estranged family that comes together for one last goodbye, and finds their assumedly brief farewell inexorably dragged out for two excruciating weeks. Aging matriarch Anita (Sally Field) is dying, but before she goes, she has requested that her four grown children travel back home to visit their ailing mother on her deathbed. Eager to gain a better understanding of the dying process, daughter Emily purchases a variety of self-help books on the subject. Though brother Keith (Ben Chaplin) soon arrives determined to float through the process in typical L.A. Zen mode, Emily contends that the only way to be prepared for the future is to consider every detail that can go awry. When PR executive Barry arrives intent on getting some work done before death comes knocking, it appears as if he is more concerned with getting broadband Internet in the house than actually tending to his mother. Meanwhile, youngest brother Matthew sets at the sidelines biding his time as his unlikable wife, Katrina, callously speculates on which of the dying woman's luxurious jewels she will be inheriting. Now, as Anita begins to look back at her life while reflecting on the time spent with her family, the question of who will hold this family together once she is gone casts a melancholy shadow over her fond memories.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steve Stockman, Steve Shockman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2007


Sally Field
as Anita Bergman
Ben Chaplin
as Keith Bergman
Tom Cavanagh
as Barry Bergman
Julianne Nicholson
as Emily Bergman
Glenn Howerton
as Matthew Bergman
Clea DuVall
as Katrina
James Murtaugh
as Jim Cranston
MoonPie Eller
as Jessica Bergman
Amy Hubbard
as Becky Straight
Anna Grace Smith
as Sarah Bergman
Terrence E. McNally
as Gerald Corwin
Holly Allen
as Customer Service Rep...
Lisa Baldwin
as Flight Attendant
Neva Howell
as Store Clerk
John Will Clay
as National Guardsman
Lauren Ellman
as Flight Attendant
Peggy Walton-Walker
as Airline Ticketing Ag...
Alan Dysert
as Bank Manager
Larry Black
as Arnie Taubman
Judy Leavell
as Harriet Taubman
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Critic Reviews for Two Weeks

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (14)

Field looks appropriately wiped out. Although given how brittle, awkward, and completely uninteresting her younger co stars are, she could just be exasperated -- she's doing all the lifting.

Full Review… | March 16, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

You will have to like Sally Field, you will have to really like Sally Field, to sit through Two Weeks.

Full Review… | March 15, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

The movie's warm advocacy of hospice, with all the dignity such end-of-life care provides, does real, influential good.

Full Review… | March 7, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The well-intentioned screenplay is all over the map, with many scenes too truncated to go anywhere dramatically or emotionally. Is a cancer movie that leaves you dry-eyed an oxymoron?

Full Review… | March 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

There is much to like in this poignant movie about those who leave this life and those left behind, but Two Weeks never quite pulls everything off.

Full Review… | March 2, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Attempts at black humor, although not unrealistic during such a trying time, fall flat. Far worse than not laughing at the jokes, you're unlikely to be moved to tears at sad moments.

Full Review… | March 2, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Two Weeks

Sally Field, Julianne Nicolson, Ben Chaplin, Clea DuVall, Glenn Howerton

Four siblings rush home to say a last goodbye to their very sick mother. When she hangs on, they find themselves trapped together for two weeks. Through laughter and tears, they come to terms with the tragedies we all must face and rediscover the joy we find in each other. The film chronicles the Bergmans' alternately heartbreaking and hilarious struggles, intercut with Anita's own reflections on her life and her family. What happens to a family when the one person who holds it together can't hold on anymore?
Sally Field is amazing. She absolutely breaks my heart in this movie. Anyone who has had a close member pass away from cancer like myself just recently, can relate to this story. This movie takes you to where many of us have been when they are all coming together to say goodbye to a loved one. This movie will have you back and forth from tears to laughter. Sally field is one who never disappoints with another brilliant performance. A must see.


Super Reviewer

Sally Field is formidable as the dying mother, and this bittersweet dramatic comedy movie's warm advocacy of hospice, with all the dignity such end-of-life care provides, does real, influential good.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Sally as always is great but the movie is a downer and the rest of the cast is only average.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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