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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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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
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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

August 8, 2009 | Full Review…
indieWIRE
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Swanberg and Gerwig also have a gift for constructing the kind of moments rarely seen in contemporary American independent film.

October 17, 2008 | Rating: B+
AV Club
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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.

October 10, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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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 10, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
New York Times
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These kids fear tripods like most twentysomethings fear neckties.

October 8, 2008 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig nail the everyday rhythms of stuttering indecision.

October 6, 2008 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for Nights and Weekends

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

½

[font=Century Gothic]"Nights and Weekends" starts with Mattie(Greta Gerwig) and James(Joe Swanberg) removing each other's clothes before they can even get all the way into his apartment. James lives in Chicago while Mattie attends nursing school in New York City.(It is never explicitly stated but I think they met in college and live apart due to Mattie's continuing education.) So, they only get a little time to spend together which they try to make the most of.[/font] [font=Century Gothic]Written and directed by Greta Gerwig and Joe Swanberg, "Nights and Weekends" is a pointed examination of the dynamics of a long distance relationship. The film is both emotionally and physically raw, encompassing the push and pull of their particular relationship. Their physical attraction pulls them together while a clash of personalities, especially Mattie's food issues which are petty beyond belief, only serves to make a tough situation harder. In the end, I would have liked some of this to be the result of economics but you take what you can get.[/font]

Walter M.
Walter M.

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