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Two Weeks

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Indie drama mixes clichés with family strife.

Movie R 2007 97 minutes
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TWO WEEKS is a very compressed, very predictable tearjerker of the sort that will eventually air on Lifetime. The family gains brief respite in the form of a hospice nurse, Carol (low-key Michael Hyatt). The fact that hers is the single black face on screen only underscores the movie's devotion to clichés (Carol stands in as the wise outsider who helps the white folks learn about themselves).

Two Weeks mixes some awkward comedy with its sadness (Barry cleaning up vomit takes the form of a cutesy, music-accompanied montage), and Keith's videotape of an interview with his mother when she was healthier is intercut with the main narrative to provide a modicum of emotional context. Naturally, Anita shows inevitable wisdom in understanding the tape's real subject -- her self-involved, beautiful son, who needs to grow up.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 2, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: September 18, 2007
  • Cast: Ben Chapman , Sally Field , Tom Cavanagh
  • Director: Steve Stockman
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 97 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: language, including some sexual references.
  • Last updated: June 20, 2023

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