Review: The Longest Week

Title: The Longest Week
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Glanz
Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup
Runtime: 1 hr 26 mins

What It Is: Living the life in his families posh New York City hotel Conrad Valmont has never really had to “work” for anything in his life. Given everything when he was left behind at 9 years old he’s had the keys to the hotel…and it’s bank account. He’s an egomaniac, a philanderer, and so self-absorbed Spongebob asks him for tips. Now, suddenly his divorcing parents are cutting him off and for the first time in his life he’s forced out into the cold hard reality of the world.

What We Think: It steal some great ideas from some great films. At some points it seems Wes Andersonish but lacks the symmetry, others it’s very Kevin Smithy, and it just straight jacks a scene out of a certain Marc Webb film about a boy and a girl. It’s script is witty in a wry hipster style, it seems like it moves at a rapid pace. Crudup plays the frenemy to Bateman’s Valmont, a man whose wishy washy attitude about most things outside his art quickly become a detriment to him.

Our Grade: C+, It has this prentention to it. Almost as if it’s too smart for it’s own good. There’s this inherently French vibe about it. A certain je ne sais quoi when you see the film you’ll know exactly what we mean. Which reminds us The Longest Week opens in limited release September 5th. If anyone coud get a hold of like Jason Bateman or Olivia Wilde we’d love an interview…hell I’ll take Bilyl Crudup! Speaking of that follow us on Twitter @FilmSnobReviews