The Long Weekend is a Canadian comedy, conceived as a way to make
use of the kind of Funniest Home Video clips that are too extreme
for broadcast TV.
The story concerns two brothers. The older one (American Pie's
Oz, Chris Klein) is a womanizer and wannabe actor. The younger one
grew up addicted to making videos, and became a huge success in an
advertising agency. Then he caught his girlfriend blowing his best
friend, and worst of all, taping it. He gave up videotaping, and
devoted all of his energies to missing her. His job performance
dropped to the point that he was about to be fired, and he had
exactly one weekend to salvage an account that had threatened to
leave, but his big bro had other ideas. He decided to get him laid
for his birthday.
The brothers meet plenty of attractive women that weekend, and
big bro gets lucky more than once, but our hero can't even get laid
in a whorehouse. With the weekend running out, and no idea for the
ad campaign to save his job, things look bleak. Can he pull it off?
The video clips are sandwiched into the film wherever they sort
of fit, and consist mostly of animals, fornication, masturbation,
and men getting hit in the nuts.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
I didn't enjoy the lowbrow humor, but IMDb readers say 4.9,
with a 3.9 from the top voters, with the most typical score from
the top voters being four, so the proper grade on our scale is
probably C-, although you could make a reasonable argument for a
lower grade and get no argument from me.