The Weekend Reviews

September 16, 2019
The process of how [her] pain becomes comedy is very interesting to watch.
Top Critic
September 13, 2019
Notwithstanding any comparisons, there's more assured personality here than there was in her last feature, the bright, proficient but somewhat synthetic big-studio teen romance "Everything, Everything."
September 13, 2019
The level of authenticity within the intriguing character dynamics, bolstered by fine performances, provides some sensitively rendered surprises amid the obligatory relationship dirty laundry.
September 13, 2019
It drags a bit at times, especially as it winds down, but it remains a film you want to spend more time with.
May 6, 2019
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 4, 2019
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.
March 24, 2019
The Weekend feels quietly radical with its rendering of Black characters in roles we normally see reserved for the white upper middle class.
December 17, 2018
Meghie constructs a sharp comedic portrait of a woman learning to take charge of her own destiny.
November 14, 2018
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.
October 15, 2018
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.
September 27, 2018
What works so well in The Weekend is the hilarious and authentic script written by Stella Meghie.
September 21, 2018
Luckily, Meghie and the cast's ability to tap into a great deal of humor with a whole lot of energy helps to minimize the cringeworthy aspect of some of the unfortunate circumstances the characters find themselves in.
September 21, 2018
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.
September 19, 2018
Sasheer Zamata finally got a chance to deliver comedy in a way she wasn't able to do on SNL and we see her fully for the talented comedian that she is.
September 18, 2018
This is the ultimate date movie, if you like making fun of your ex's new lover.
September 13, 2018
SNL alum Zamata is a natural, bringing a sarcastic spontaneity and danger to her performance.
September 13, 2018
Laced with tart humor and sharp observations about black female identity, the majority of them delivered with spiky insouciance by Sasheer Zamata.