THE WEKEND is a vast improvement over her last film JEAN OF THE JONESES, but that is not saying much. Her films are catered to a select audience, the wealthy, young and good looking black community. In THE WEEKEND, there is no black poverty or any white people on display. The film has a strong female slant with a black female director and protagonist.
The film centres on an acerbic comedian (Sasheer Zamata). She becomes romantically entangled with her ex (Tone Bell), his new girlfriend (DeWanda Wise), and another guest (Y’Lan Noel) who falls for her. The film is called THE WEEKEND because all the action (or non-action) takes places during a weekend getaway…
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