THE WEEKEND (2019): The Things I Liked…

The Weekend (2019), DeWanda Wise, Tone Bell, Sasheer Zamata
The Weekend (2019), DeWanda Wise, Tone Bell, Sasheer Zamata

The Weekend, a Stella Meghie written / directed movie about a comedian who goes away for the weekend with an ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend is a comedy with some well acted funny moments. What I enjoyed right away was the musical score and the chilled vibe of Zadie, the comic played by Sasheer Zamata, while she was on stage.

As for what I didn’t necessarily enjoy a great deal, I basically see Meghie’s film as ‘a story about when heartbreak makes a person barely bearable’. In other words, Zamata’s Zadie character – though well-acted, simply proved too petulant and annoying for me. Perhaps I’m just sympathasing a lot with Margo (DeWanda Wise) but I much preferred the on-stage version of Zadie, once she’d turned the pain of heartbreak into humour, rather than the one that insisted on making others uncomfortable at every opportunity. 

One other personal highlight is Kym Whitley. At least two of my favourite lines came out of her character Karen’s mouth. 

Watch The Weekend if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving

G

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