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3-Day Weekend (2008)

Director Rob Williams (Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon) serves up a shaken and stirred cocktail of sexual intrigue, humor and drama in his latest about an unlikely group of friends and ... See full summary »

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Director Rob Williams (Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon) serves up a shaken and stirred cocktail of sexual intrigue, humor and drama in his latest about an unlikely group of friends and lovers. Long-term couple Simon and Jason, along with Cooper and his boytoy du jour, meet annually for a three-day getaway. Looking to spice up the tradition, they add a twist - each invites one attractive, single friend to their mountain retreat. Soon a frisky former college roommate, an often naked yoga instructor, Jason's bashful co-worker and a high-priced rent boy arrive to stir things up. From bedhopping to breakups this is 72 hours they'll never forget.

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Low-budget, but it works
29 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by film. Generally, I only see gay low-budget indie film as show of solidarity for the rest of the community. Often, I'll have to turn it off after ten or fifteen minutes. This was clearly not "Citizen Kane," but it wasn't half-bad either.

The performances were kind of a mixed bag. There were a few that I felt were pretty strong, and a few that were weak. At least two of the actors started in one category and ended in the other. Some of the scenes with the actors paired off worked really well, and were probably the main reason the film works.

The technical detail of the film are generally great. Even though clearly shot on DV, it avoids looking washed-out at all times. The camera is fairly locked down, but that's appropriate, given the material.

The biggest flaw, as has been mentioned, is the script. There are far too many instances where a line or exchange just lands with a THUD, and the scenes that work are despite the material, not because of it.

Still, it's better than a lot of low-budget gay cinema.


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