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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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…
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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…

Meghie constructs a sharp comedic portrait of a woman learning to take charge of her own destiny.

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

The Weekend gets off to a decidedly rough start that eventually becomes just another part of the movie's shaggy dog lovability by which I was, at least partially, won over.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

For those who saw Meghie's stellar debut "Jean of the Joneses," "The Weekend" is the proper follow-up, a brutally funny and whipsmart comedy that goes so many places that few others have, even though it is largely confined to one location.

Oct 15, 2018 | Full Review…

What works so well in The Weekend is the hilarious and authentic script written by Stella Meghie.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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