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The Longest Week

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THE LONGEST WEEK Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde

The Longest Week

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Limited Release Date:
09/05/14
performer:
Jason Bateman, Billy Crudup, Jenny Slate, Olivia Wilde
director:
Peter Glanz
distributor:
YRF Entertainment
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a D+

Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), accustomed to a high-society Manhattan existence, finds himself destitute when his parents cut him off. So he shacks up with his pal Dylan (Billy Crudup) and puts on a ruse of wealth, all while charming the virtuous Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). With its droll voice-over, Bach score, and static symmetrical shots, the movie (written and directed by Peter Glanz) tries desperately to channel Wes Anderson, Whit Stillman, and Jean-Luc Godard. But the color-by-numbers mimicry is hollow, and the film lacks the humor, heart, and genuine wit of its far superior predecessors. (Also on iTunes and VOD) D+

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