6.5/10
1,777
17 user 35 critic

Two Weeks (2006)

Trailer
2:32 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped-- together -- for two weeks.

Director:

Steve Stockman

Writer:

Steve Stockman
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

A Cooler Climate (TV Movie 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.

Director: Susan Seidelman
Stars: Sally Field, Judy Davis, Winston Rekert
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Meeting the right person at the wrong time can be the best thing that ever happened to you.

Director: Paul Ashton
Stars: Paul Ashton, Ahmed Bharoocha, Gia Carides
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.

Director: Charles S. Dutton
Stars: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Bess Steed marries her childhood sweetheart in the early part of the 20th century and begins a life in the high society of Dallas, Texas. As time goes by, things do not work out as she ... See full summary »

Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Ann Hearn, Andrea Roth
Surrender I (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A wealthy writer, who has had terrible experiences with money-hungry girlfriends and ex-wives, pretends to be a broke, washed-up novelist, to see if the woman he loves wants him for himself, or just for his money.

Director: Jerry Belson
Stars: Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg
Morituri (1965)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A war pacifist is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.

Director: Bernhard Wicki
Stars: Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin
Heartburn (1986)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels
Night Court (1932)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Judge and his mistress are investigated on suspicions of corruption.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, Anita Page
All the Way Home (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Sally Field, William Hurt, Ned Beatty
The Court (TV Series 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Stars: Tim Bagley, Robin Thomas, Alfred Dennis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A sleazy writer has a chance to redeem himself when he goes to stay with his grandmother and befriends the neighbors.

Director: Jonathan Kasdan
Stars: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan
Conviction (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Legal drama about a team of lawyers who prosecute major cases.

Director: Jon Avnet
Stars: Jenni Baird, Joshua DesRoches, Mark Famiglietti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Field ... Anita Bergman
Ben Chaplin ... Keith Bergman
Lauren Aboulafia ... Flight Attendant (as Lauren Ellman)
Julianne Nicholson ... Emily Bergman
Tom Cavanagh ... Barry Bergman
James Murtaugh ... Jim Cranston
Amy Leigh Hubbard ... Betsy Straight (as Amy Hubbard)
Terrence E. McNally Terrence E. McNally ... Gerald Corwin (as Terrence McNally)
Michael Hyatt ... Carol
Glenn Howerton ... Matthew Bergman
Clea DuVall ... Katrina
Jenny O'Hara ... Julia
Susan Misner ... Sherry Bergman
Anna Grace Smith ... Sarah
Jeffrey Reagan Johnson Jeffrey Reagan Johnson ... Ben (as Jeffrey Johnson)
Edit

Storyline

In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped-- together -- for two weeks.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What are the moments that define your life?

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, including some sexual references | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duas Semanas See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$47,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,986
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wil Wheaton read for the part of Keith Bergman. See more »

Goofs

The family is supposed to be in the area of Charlotte, North Carolina. Yet when Barry tries to retrieve his baggage from the airport and gets arrested and Keith ends up bailing him out, you can clearly see that they are actually at the Sumner County courthouse, which is in northern Tennessee, above Nashville. See more »

Quotes

Keith Bergman: You forgot to tell them how to wipe their asses. Is it front to back or back to front?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Two Weeks: Learning to Live through Dying (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Lovely to Me
Performed by Lucky Jim
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sally's Field Day as a Dying Mother Surrounded by Shallow Characters and Forced Humor
21 September 2007 | by EUyeshimaSee all my reviews

The humor is way too forced, superficial and well-trodden to add the well-intentioned black comedy elements this otherwise bittersweet soap opera needs, but this 2007 film offers a vanity-free Sally Field giving a powerhouse performance as Anita Bergman, the dying mother of four grown children. The movie's title refers to the amount of time her character is expected to live before succumbing to ovarian cancer. With the clock ticking, the four children gather at her North Carolina home from different parts of the country and respond differently to the imminent tragedy. Directed and written by Steve Stockman as a series of vignettes, the characterizations represent different archetypes, and the actors are left to flesh them out to some human dimension. The results of their efforts are variable.

Affecting an unrecognizable American accent, Ben Chaplin fares the poorest as eldest brother Keith, an LA-based filmmaker whose sarcastic jokes are meant to shield him from feelings of insecurity and guilt. His character has the most screen time, yet his constantly jokey facade gets in the way of any sympathy we have for him. At first, Tom Cavanaugh plays Ben, the son Anita has dubbed the responsible one, as an obnoxious yuppie workaholic who gradually reveals his fears of loss but fades in the background. As only daughter Beth, Julianne Nicholson is terrific in unconditionally embracing her role as chief caretaker given that her mother is really her best friend, for better or worse. Youngest brother Matthew is drawn in the broadest strokes as the picked-upon baby of the family, and his resentment has manifested itself with a shrewish wife whom everybody else hates.

On the sidelines is Anita's second husband of 13 years, Jim, played by James Murtagh, who glowers in resentment as her children take over their house with nary a thought in his direction. Anita's first husband and the father of her children exists as a shadowy figure in the story, and Anita - in one of many revealing videotaped excerpts - has obviously not fully come to terms with her divorce. These clips - showing Anita recorded by Keith in an earlier stage of her cancer - are used as a dramatically effective framing device for the story, and Field shows herself to be at the height of her artistry in these scenes even when the material gets mawkish. Stockman based the story on the death of his own mother in 1997, and this experience informs a lot of the moments in the film, especially the brutalizing scenes of Anita's rapid decline under hospice care.

The 2007 DVD is two-sided split between full and widescreen versions and with the extras divvied up. Stockman provides an informative commentary track accompanied periodically by Dr. Ira Byock, a physician specializing in treating those knowingly facing death. There's also a solid 23-minute making-of featurette, "Learning to Live Through Dying", and four scenes labeled deleted though truthfully only one is deleted while the other three are extended. There is a group discussion guide included in each version that provides text questions to help the viewer face the death of a loved one.


9 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed