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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Sasheer Zamata
as Zadie Barber
Tone Bell
as Bradford Collins
DeWanda Wise
as Margo Johnson
Y'lan Noel
as Aubrey
Kym E. Whitley
as Karen Barber

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (3)

  • 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."

    Sep 13, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • The Weekend quickly proves to be the mopiest comedy in many a moon.

    Sep 13, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It drags a bit at times, especially as it winds down, but it remains a film you want to spend more time with.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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…

    Kate Erbland

    Top Critic
  • 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…
  • On the one hand, it could seem like some kind of triumph to see a young black filmmaker play in the same shallow end of the pool, but given that she's already helmed two other (better!) features, this feels like the worst kind of regression.

    Sep 21, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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