Netflix Streaming – The Long Weekend

Posted by on June 23, 2011 at 12:34 am

Starring Chris Klein (American Pie) and Brendan Fehr (Roswell) this sleeper from Gold Circle Films and Lionsgate Home Entertainment snuck up and bit me right in the hind parts. Find out why after the jump.

So there I was, bored and looking for something to watch. I scrolled through the instant streaming titles on Netflix and saw the description for this film. After reading it, I thought “eh…I’ll give it a shot. The worst that can happen is that it sucks…no blood no foul”.

Ad exec Ed Waxman (Brendan Fehr) has two problems: One, he has 48 hours to come up with a can’t-miss campaign or he’s out of a job; and two, a visit from his oversexed brother Cooper (Chris Klein), who insists on helping Ed score, proves to be a distraction he can’t ignore.

Yeah, I know…the description is pretty vague. All we know is that someone’s going to lose his job and has a horny brother. Like I said, I was bored and looking for something to do so…I gave it a peek and I’m really glad I did.

The first 5 minutes or so of the movie were standard plot building stuff…We find out that the advertising firm “Ed” works for is in trouble and he is going to be laid off after years of service and award winning ad campaigns. He comes up with an idea to save his job, in the form of saving the firm’s relationship with it’s largest client, an insurance company. We also find out that he’s a bit of a nerd and has spent the majority of his life with a video camera shoved up his face, recording everything he sees and archiving it all in a huge library of video tapes as well as in his mind where he has numerous flash backs to YouTube style shorts of people getting hit in the nuts, etc…

So now Ed has 48 hours…1 weekend to save his career.

All his brother wants to do is get him laid.

Now I’m not going to tell you that this is a brilliant film or that it’s worthy of awards or acclaim. What I am going to tell you is that it made me laugh. A lot.

Also, boobs. A lot.

So with a combination of hooters, tasteless comedy, sex jokes, farts, scat, hookers, and everything else that makes a great man-comedy, this movie hits on all cylinders. If you’re the type of person who likes immature comedy (the likes of American Pie or Porky’s) you will absolutely LOVE this film and I highly recommend it.

If it can make ME laugh, it can make anyone laugh.

You’re welcome.

8/10 FleshEatingZipper

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