Director: Pat Holden
Cast: Chris Klein, Brendan Fehr, Chandra West
RunTime: 1 hr 25 mins
Released By: Cathay-Keris Films
Opening Day: 19 January 2006
Overworked? Undersexed? So is advertising executive Ed Waxman
(Brendan Fehr), who must come up with a great new ad campaign
within 48 hours or he'll be fired. But his babe magnet brother,
Cooper (Chris Klein), has other ideas: to get his stressed-out
brother laid. From meeting single mothers to strippers to
desperate older ladies, each dating encounter is a disaster.
Ed has resigned himself to the fact that he's about to lose
his job and will never have sex again...until he meets the
woman of his dreams. Now, with hope and luck on his side,
maybe - just maybe - he'll be able to save his job and have
sex, all in the course of THE LONG WEEKEND.
The Long Weekend follows in the footsteps of the glut of sex
comedies that came (pardon the pun) our way, that the entire
movie feels like a string of "been-there-seen-that-before"
clips put together. They don't make comedies like they used
to anymore, but instead infused sex and loads of toilet humour
which numbs you a tad too much.
that it doesn't try to be funny. It does, but you can't help
but feel that you're watching a part of the recycling process.
That fart joke, check. That strip bar scene, you know what
to expect. That filthy toilet, wow, I thought it beat the
one in Trainspotting!
the only refreshing presentation in The Long Weekend, is its
"America's Funniest Home Videos" or "America's
Horniest Animals" segments, which made the opening act,
and interrupts the narrative with each thought that Brendan
Fehr comes up with. But it got tired after a while, as each
clip tried to best the other by being more raunchy, which
ended up increasingly "in your face" with animal
penises and loads of mechanical humping. If done artistically,
you might even think that it's the Discovery Channel.
what's the plot about you say? Suffice to know that Brendan
Fehr plays Eddy Waxman, an advertising executive given a weekend
to come up with an advertising campaign for a major account.
Chris Klein (American Pie alumni) plays his sexually charged
brother Cooper, whose the 8th most recognizable Western face
in Japan. Wanting to celebrate Eddy's birthday, he hatches
a plan to get his brother laid, and the plan stretches over
the weekend with Cooper
trying to teach Eddy the tricks of the dating-getting-laid
trade. It's all predictable stuff
from there, as we go to the strip joints, the bars, the bath-house,
and even the jailhouse with attempted romps by sex-starved
Deuce Bigelow, we also get to see a number of weird characters.
The dating tips that were touted? Non-existent, unlike Hitch's,
which one could possibly use. Here, instead of teaching you
how to fish, you're only shown part of the fish. But then
again, no one expects to learn how to date by going to the
if you're game for some unexplainable insane naughty fun,
then The Long Weekend might just be the show for you to chase
those blues away. It's not easy spouting those crazy lines,
just stay during the end credits to watch those bloopers.
few cheap laughs which tried their best but ran out of steam
by Stefan Shih