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Le Week-End film review 

Wednesday, Mar 19 2014

Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) are an aging British couple visiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon, hoping to rediscover whatever made them fall in love to begin with. They're in ruts personally and professionally when they encounter Nick's old American college mate Morgan (Jeff Goldblum). Goldblum being Goldblum, his character and performance seem to be beamed in from an entirely different movie — particularly given the Britishness of Broadbent and Duncan's characters — but that's also kind of the point. Not only is he professionally successful, he seems to have worked out his personal life, and his joie de vivre is mystifying to Nick and Meg. Duncan is deeply sympathetic in her portrayal of a woman struck by wanderlust, and Broadbent nails what may be Le Week-End's emotional crux: Singing along to Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" for surely the zillionth time, he realizes he relates to this very familiar song like never before. How does it feel to be without a home?

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