The Weekend

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Stand-up comedian Zadie (Sasheer Zamata) is still reeling from her last breakup three years ago, but is trying to stay friends with her ex-boyfriend Bradford (Tone Bell). She invites him on a weekend trip to her judgmental mother Karen's (Kym Whitley) country B&B and he brings his new girlfriend Margo (DeWanda Wise) along with them. Their awkward love triangle gets complicated by the arrival of handsome and newly single guest Aubrey (Y'lan Noel).

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

  • Meghie is adept at sliding between subplots and mixing her characters into talky combinations, all the better to maximize the film's slim 86-minute running time, but it's Zamata and her Zadie who steal nearly every moment.

    Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

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  • Laced with tart humor and sharp observations about black female identity, the majority of them delivered with spiky insouciance by Sasheer Zamata.

    Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The Weekend explores all kinds of relationships dynamics in its' rather short run time, and also manages to have some great cinematography and production design (courtesy of Kris Belchevski and Cindy Chao & Michele Yu respectively) to boot.

    May 6, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • The Weekend is a little too leadenly paced to work as comedy, but Meghie settles [the film] nicely into a tonal groove as an earnest, emotional relationship drama.

    May 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The Weekend feels quietly radical with its rendering of Black characters in roles we normally see reserved for the white upper middle class.

    Mar 24, 2019 | Rating: 4.67/5 | Full Review…
  • Meghie constructs a sharp comedic portrait of a woman learning to take charge of her own destiny.

    Dec 16, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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