The Weekend (2018 film)

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The Weekend
The Weekend poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byStella Meghie
Produced by
Screenplay byStella Meghie
Music byRobi Botos
CinematographyKris Belchevski
Edited byShannon Baker Davis
  • Marada Pictures
  • Homegrown Pictures
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • September 11, 2018 (2018-09-11) (TIFF)
  • September 13, 2019 (2019-09-13) (United States)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Weekend is an American comedy film written and directed by Stella Meghie. It stars Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell, DeWanda Wise, Y'lan Noel, and Kym Whitley. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2018. Lionsgate will release the film in theaters on September 13, 2019.


The Toronto International Film Festival described the film, "An acerbic comedian (Sasheer Zamata) becomes romantically entangled with her ex (Tone Bell), his new girlfriend (DeWanda Wise), and another guest (Y’Lan Noel) during a weekend getaway."[1]



In March 2018, Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell, DeWanda Wise, Y'lan Noel and Kym Whitley had joined the cast of the film, with Stella Meghie directing from a screenplay she wrote. Meghie, Sarah Lazow, James Gibb, Stephanie Allain and Mel Jones produced the film under their Marada Pictures and Homegrown Pictures banners, respectively.[2]


It is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2019.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes assigned the film an approval rating of 93%, based on 14 reviews assessed as positive or negative; the average rating among the reviews is 6.97/10.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Weekend". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Hipes, Patrick (March 8, 2018). "Sasheer Zamata, Tone Bell & DeWanda Wise To Star In Stella Meghie's Next Film 'The Weekend'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Nolfi, Joey (August 12, 2019). "Sasheer Zamata serves refreshing rom-com energy in The Weekend trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "The Weekend (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 4, 2019.

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