Nights and Weekends Reviews

February 10, 2019
The tight focus on these two people does cross the line from careful attention into claustrophobic narcissism.
December 13, 2017
[Greta] Gerwig and [Joe] Swanberg's movie is dangerously honest about the territorial dynamics of relationships and the confusion we're left with when they end.
November 17, 2011
August 13, 2009
Feels entirely true and real.
August 8, 2009
Its surprisingly structured depiction of this relationship and its many private rituals and performances, which the film's unforgiving style continually strips bare
October 27, 2008
In brief scenes, lovely or tense, mostly unresolved, Nights and Weekends indicates a slow, almost imperceptible evolution in the relationship.
October 17, 2008
Swanberg and Gerwig also have a gift for constructing the kind of moments rarely seen in contemporary American independent film.
October 10, 2008
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
One imagines the film is making a gentle attempt to be a modern Scenes from a Marriage, and while that's a tall order, Gerwig and Swanberg aren't terribly far from the mark.
October 10, 2008
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
Directors Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig fill the screen with many magical moments of intimacy in a relationship that is going through a rough patch.
October 9, 2008
A frequent-flyer drama examining 21st Century mating habits.
October 9, 2008
At last, the confessional style actually confesses a legitimate sense of longing and doubt, and the mundane no longer feels so ordinary.
October 8, 2008
I can't recall a film with as much character insight as this one; not necessarily character development, but insight.
October 8, 2008
These kids fear tripods like most twentysomethings fear neckties.
October 6, 2008
Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig nail the everyday rhythms of stuttering indecision.
October 6, 2008
If Cassavetes's films inspired future filmmakers with their DIY aesthetic, then Swanberg and Gerwig's efforts seem calculated to discourage enthusiastic amateurs from getting anywhere near a camera.
April 15, 2008
It's at times bold, intimate, unfunny, and discomforting, but it is never anything less than sincere.
April 9, 2008
Nights and Weekends marks writer-director Joe Swanberg's fourth consecutive film at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and it's quite possibly his strongest work yet.
March 20, 2008
there's poetry -- not to mention a fair dose of comedy -- in the mix.