The Longest Week

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September 05, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

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+

The Longest Week

type
Movie
Genre
mpaa
PG-13
director
Peter Glanz
Studio
YRF Entertainment
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