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The Longest Week (2014)

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Conrad (Jason Bateman) is helped by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup) and returns the favor by falling for Dylan's girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde).

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Peter Glanz

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Peter Glanz (story), Juan Iglesias (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Conrad Valmont
Tony Roberts ... Barry the Therapist
Laura Clery ... Bunny
William Abadie ... Concierge
Stephen Temperly Stephen Temperly ... Jean-Louis Valmont
Alexandra Neil ... Maribel Valmont
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick ... Young Conrad (as Seamus Fitzpatrick)
Barry Primus ... Bernard the Chauffeur
Olivia Wilde ... Beatrice Fairbanks
Billy Crudup ... Dylan Tate
Jayce Bartok ... Artist #1
Danny Deferrari ... Artist #2
Auden Thornton ... Woman at Gallery
Steve Witting ... Museum Host
Maureen Mueller ... Museum Socialite
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Storyline

As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup), and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan's girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). As Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice while keeping both their relationship and his bank balance secret, Dylan tries to set him up with Jocelyn (Jenny Slate). Ever committed to the charade that he eventually finds difficult to maintain, Conrad quickly realizes his charm can only extend so far into debt. Now deep into an extensional reflection, will it take losing everything to make Conrad realize what he can truly become? Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She had him at "I'm your best friend's girlfriend"

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 giorni per cambiare See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,460
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Trivia

Completed in 2012, not released until two years later. See more »

Goofs

When Conrad presses the recording button on his tape deck and speaks in the microphone, the tape is not rolling. The needles for the volume level don't move either. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Conrad Valmont: I, I think that there's something wrong with me. For some reason, I find that the girls that I like as human beings I'm not sexually attracted to, and the ones that I am sexually attracted to I don't particularly like as human beings. And on the rare occasion when one falls in both categories, they usually have a boyfriend or a husband - and Lord knows I've got enough of that bad karma to last me a lifetime.
Barry the Therapist: These are classic Freudian symptoms, Conrad. Haven't you ever read about ...
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Connections

Featured in Projector: The Longest Week (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Air on the G string
Taken from 3rd orchestral suite in D major, BWV 1068
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Jonathan Carney, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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549th Review - If You Miss By Just A Millimeter 10 000 Times...
25 October 2014 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

The Longest Week is a lesson that it's possible to have ideas, a great cast, a good script and then put it all up on screen and miss - dreadfully.

The Longest Week comes with a healthy dose of frustration as we delve into the incredibly narcissistic world that our three main protagonists live in. It borrows from the New York film book but is too much in love with the world it wants to send up and we fall, not for the characters, but asleep.

This film is not a mess - it looks great, the acting is great, the constant narration is annoying, but more than that is a vast sense of alienation between the screen and the viewer - it's an unbridgeable abyss caused by a palpable sense of ennui and boredom.

All in all, the next film will work - this goes from charm to smarmy to boring very fast and never gets us to care one jot.


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