Weekend Boy meets boy in this low-budget, acutely observed relationship drama, a breakout hit at this year's SXSW film festival. In the course of a weekend… Weekend Boy meets boy in this low-budget, acutely observed relationship drama, a breakout hit at this year's SXSW film festival. In the course of a weekend… 2011-10-20 PT96M Tom Cullen Sundance Selects
Movie Review

Weekend (2011)

EMOTIONAL CONNECTION Tom Cullen and Chris New in Weekend
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EMOTIONAL CONNECTION Tom Cullen and Chris New in Weekend
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Oct 20, 2011; Length: 96 Minutes; With: Tom Cullen; Distributor: Sundance Selects

Boy meets boy in this low-budget, acutely observed relationship drama, a breakout hit at this year's SXSW film festival. In the course of a weekend of sex, drugs, and a lot of talk, an intimate relationship between a recessive, semicloseted lifeguard (Tom Cullen) and a restless, loudly out artist (Chris New, magnetically slippery) emerges, creating an unexpected bond as deep as it is fleeting. British filmmaker Andrew Haigh's background in editing (from Gladiator to Mister Lonely) is evident in the casual beauty of moments that only appear ''found,'' giving Weekend an engrossing documentary feel. (Also available on demand) A-

Originally posted Sep 21, 2011 Published in issue #1174 Sep 30, 2011 Order article reprints