As far as chick flicks go, there’s very few stories that take you by surprise. They seem to follow one of a few story lines. So when we sat down to watch Long Weekend, it wasn’t what we expected. While it does seem like a meet cute that we’d expect there’s so much more to the story that gets revealed as it goes.
Bart is trying to find his footing again after his relationship ended and a battle with mental health. With the intention of drinking his worries away again, he ends up meeting Vienna at a movie in the middle of the day. After spending the weekend together, Bart and Vienna fall for each other but there’s a lot more to his story as well as hers.
What we loved especially about Long Weekend was finally seeing Zoë Chao as a leading lady, where we often see her as the friend. She shines in her role and we enjoyed seeing her play something a little out of the norm for her. And while her story may seem a little off, so does Bart’s.
It seems like an unlikely love story, but one that has a lot of relatable moments throughout. It is one that doesn’t rely on the tropes of other chick flicks and ones that you can watch with your significant other without them complaining. It’s a love story that you’ll be happy to watch again, even knowing the twists that are coming.
Long Weekend is now available on Digital Release, and is worth the cost of rental.
About Long Weekend
When down-on-his-luck Bart (Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story) has a chance encounter with the enigmatic Vienna (Zoë Chao, Love Life), the two fall fast and hard. An enchanted weekend courtship leads to unexpected revelations, but the secrets both carry could be their undoing or the chance for a fresh start.
Co-starring Damon Wayans Jr. (New Girl), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Jim Rash (Community) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids). The film is written and directed by Steve Basilone (The Goldbergs, Community) and produced by Deanna Barillari, Laura Lewis, Theodora Dunlap, Sam Bisbee, Audrey Rosenberg, and Jess Jacobs. Franklin Carson, Lance Acord, and Jackie Kelman Bisbee served as executive producers.