movie review

Review: LONG WEEKEND (1978)

LONG WEEKEND (1978)

Director: Colin Eggleston 

Staring John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Cricket (the dog)

Australia

Streamed on Prime- Great Transfer

longweekend

Well this movie seems a lot longer then the hour and thirty it clocks in at.  It  takes a while for stuff to really get moving.  The last 30 minutes are when things really get good, and the last 20 practically have no dialog at all.   Make sure you watch this with the subtitles on, because you don’t want to miss anything.  The accents throw me sometimes. 

This is a story of a suburban couple who are super easy to just be disgusted by.  Its easy to hate on them. They are just awful people, and I actually don’t find myself feeling sorry for them at all at any point in the film.  They “disrespect” and destroy nature for literally no reason… and Mother Nature gets her revenge.  The couple go to the beach for a weekend and along the way kill numerous animals, carelessly start a fire on the side of the road,  throw beer bottles in the ocean, chop down trees for absolutely no reason, etc.  They continuously argue and fight with one another throughout the story.  It really is sort of clever and helps build things up for the cool ending.  I won’t spoil the film to much for you, but the ending is really cool, and to for me it was worth it all.  As my buddy Mark said to me about the film “Its grueling, but worth the watch”.   I’d tend to agree.  Its not a movie you will soon forget.  (NW)

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NW: Nate Wilson    DC: Devon Cahill   MA: Matt Average

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