Nights and Weekends

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Nights and Weekends
Nights and weekends poster.jpg
Directed by
Produced by
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Anish Savjani
  • Dia Sokol
  • Joe Swanberg
Written by
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Joe Swanberg
Edited byJoe Swanberg
Film Science
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • March 2008 (2008-03) (South by Southwest Film Festival)
  • October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10) (United States)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$5,430[1]

Nights and Weekends is a 2008 American mumblecore film co-directed, co-written, co-produced by and co-starring Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig. The film follows a long-distance relationship and its aftermath.

It premiered at South by Southwest,[2] screened within such festivals as Maryland Film Festival, and was released theatrically in the United States on October 10, 2008.[3]


The film recounts a long-distance relationship between two people, one of whom lives in Chicago, the other in New York City. The first half of the film follows their relationship while the second half focuses on the dissolution and potential continuation of it, which occurs a year after the events of the first half of the film.



The second half of the film was shot a year after the first half, mirroring the timeline of the story.[4]


Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 89% based on 19 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10.[5] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating to reviews, the film has a weighted average score of 59 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[6]


Nights and Weekends was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nights and Weekends (2008)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Debruge, Peter (March 19, 2008). "SXSW Review: Nights and Weekends". Variety. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  3. ^ Cardace, Sara (October 10, 2008). "Mumblecore Muse Greta Gerwig on 'Nights and Weekends' and the Ugly Side of Movie Sex". Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  4. ^ Willmore, Alison (March 17, 2008). "SXSW 2008: "Nights and Weekends". Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Nights and Weekends (2008)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Nights and Weekends Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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