Nights and Weekends (2008)



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Mattie and James are in love. But too many mornings and too many miles apart have taken a toll on them. As they struggle with the distance between New York and Chicago, their visits become reminders of the difficulties, not the pleasures, of their relationship.
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Greta Gerwig
as Mattie
Elizabeth Donius
as James' Brother's Wife
Jay Duplass
as James' Brother
Kent Osborne
as Mattie's Sister's Boyfriend
Lynn Shelton
as Mattie's Sister
Ellen Stagg
as Photographer
Alison Bagnall
as Reporter
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

Its surprisingly structured depiction of this relationship and its many private rituals and performances, which the film's unforgiving style continually strips bare

Full Review… | August 8, 2009
Top Critic

Swanberg and Gerwig also have a gift for constructing the kind of moments rarely seen in contemporary American independent film.

October 17, 2008
AV Club
Top Critic

This movie belongs to its stars, who also wrote and produced. You can't say their acting is good or bad because they are not really acting. They're just being themselves, pubic hair and all.

Full Review… | October 10, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

Night and Weekends simultaneously plays like a critique of the mumblecore ethos and an especially obnoxious example of its whimsical tics and insouciant solipsism.

October 9, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

These kids fear tripods like most twentysomethings fear neckties.

Full Review… | October 8, 2008
Village Voice
Top Critic

Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig nail the everyday rhythms of stuttering indecision.

Full Review… | October 6, 2008
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Nights and Weekends

The critics gushed with admiration for this personal examination of a relationship; if you can stand the rambling sentiments of the two star-directors, then this movie is for you.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

A bit out there for me, but I still kind of liked it. The leads were great, but the storyline kind of bored me a bit and seemed to just drag on.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Would've loved a third act.

Tom S.
Tom S.

Super Reviewer

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