Reviews

The Longest Week

2

Almost eight days...

As the Manhattan scion of a wealthy hotel dynasty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), has never had to work, so spends his days in his gratis hotel suite plotting his novel, which is thin on substance, derivative and indebted to the works of great New York writers. The same could be said of The Longest Week, which looks gorgeous, goes nowhere and plays like the love-child of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson.

Quirky music, an arch voiceover, retro production styling and Olivia Wilde’s distracting eyeliner all but drown out a love triangle tale between imperious, dislikeable characters that are difficult to empathise with. A little too cool to care for.

Film Details