The Weekend Away

The Weekend Away

When her best friend vanishes during a girls' trip to Croatia, Beth races to figure out what happened. But each clue yields another unsettling deception.

  • Released: 2022-03-03
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Genre: Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, Luke Norris, Amar Bukvić, Iva Mihalić, Adrian Pezdirc, Parth Thakerar, Marko Braić, Lujo Kunčević, Parth Thakerar, Siniša Novković, Maro Drobnić, Giobbe Araya, Dragan Balić, Kyla Mae Ibero, Ivana Krizmanić, Nenad Srdelić, Luka Mikulicić, Toma Mikulicić
  • Director: Kim Farrant
 Comments
  • dk777 - 3 January 2023
    One Of The Worst Movies I've Tried To Watch
    One of the worst movies I've tried to watch.

    The film was shot in Croatia, in Split, a really beautiful environment. Unfortunately, that didn't help the film either, which is a typical product of modern film production.

    The characters are hilarious and unrealistic, especially the taxi driver. The film was shot in Croatia and I was expecting a dose of realism, but in fact there are almost no Croats in the film.

    The police never act like this in Croatia, in the movie the cops don't even ask for the mobile phone of the missing woman, hilariously poorly written movie.

    If this taxi driver had threatened people like this in reality, he would have had a very bad time in Croatia.

    In general, the characters in this film are catastrophically poorly written, and the portrayal of Croatia is hilariously unrealistic.

    One of the worst films, as if it was made by complete amateurs, there is simply nothing good in this film. I couldn't even watch it to the end, it was so bad.

    Total waste of time.
  • SnoopyStyle - 20 December 2022
    good little paranoid thriller until
    Beth (Leighton Meester) has marriage issues and a baby at home. She is on a weekend getaway in Croatia with her party girl best friend Kate. Kate drags her to a nightclub and partying with a couple of guys. She wakes up next morning with no memory after her drinks and Kate has gone missing. She goes to the police, but the cop is no help. The only help comes from seemingly friendly taxi driver Zain.

    It's a solid little paranoia thriller. Leighton is a white girl in a foreign land. It's got good threat potential. The last third could be better. The initial ending leaves me a little wanting. It's on its way to an exciting finish, but it seems to pull short. Then the movie does the second ending which leaves me with some questions. The endings need some work.
  • nacordery - 11 December 2022
    This is poor in so many ways
    Netflix informed me that this was "one to be see". It was - but not for the reasons that Netflix assumed.

    On the positive side - Croatia ( I think it is Split as it looks like a Game of Thrones set) is beautiful. The weather is great. London looks nice in the sunshine.

    So, that was the positive side. Now the not so positive side. The writing is terrible and the cliches come at you left and right, thick and fast ("the police are on their way"), the story is predictable and the acting wooden. The script constantly insists on telling you where you are in the story. IPhone dace recognition works on corpses. Closed circuit television catches the key moment making you wonder why the police didn't look at it first and save us all from this horror.
  • sbc-61818 - 10 December 2022
    Mostly Average
    The Weekend Away moves along like a reasonably predictable thriller. Some parts are almost thrilling. Other parts drag or have a lot of: "Hey, that does not work logically. The ending comes twice, once when you get to say, hey that misses some of the essential clues and once when you go hmmm, I get it, but why this way. The settings in Croatia are beautiful and parts of what I watch a movie for. It is always rewarding to see places I am never likely to see any other way. I am going to go up and change my rating from 5 to SIX as the cinematography in this movie added a lot and filled in for some of the other shortcomings. Call this one a solid workman style movie that would have been made for an early slot in a long double feature.
  • anthonylyall-61894 - 11 October 2022
    Plot makes no sense
    Cops not doing the basic work of reviewing CCTV, and then when they do they someone don't get the full picture. There is also quite a lot of cheesy acting/directing...overall quite lame. I would recommend you do anything else with the hour and a half I hope to save you with this review. I need to add more words for this review to be submitted, but much like this movie it is a bit of a pointless exercise as 600 words is a lot of headroom to what could be said in perhaps 200. Still need over 100 words to be able to submit this, that's quite a lot of work to flame a movie, perhaps more work than was put into the script.
  • sadavis2279 - 25 September 2022
    A great movie if you wanna be bored and confused
    I didn't expect much when I started this movie. And then about 20mins in, I became hopeful. There was a lot of possibilities for this movie to become intricate and develop the chat haters and their motives.

    Instead, it was a boring storyline with subpar dialogue that ultimately offered nothing cool or original to the thriller genre. Unimpressed.

    The main actress did a decent job carrying the film with almost little to no help from the supporting cast. The climax of the film was utterly confusing, luckily the last scene of the film pulled it somewhat together and kept this movie from being a 1.

    Just rewatch Taken and save yourself of this film.
  • Kingslaay - 17 September 2022
    Not half bad
    I honestly didn't know what to expect for The Weekend Away but I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn't take too long to get into the crux of the story. I was captivated from start to finish to see the conclusion. In the end it doesn't look like some big conspiracy but it was how we were fed little bits of information that held the film together nicely.

    A somewhat decent film. At first I thought the missing item was faked, then I thought the husband was initially behind it and then it was the policeman. But it took quite a few turns before arriving at its conclusion. Also there a few layers to this film. It wasn't that Beth was just looking for her friend. She uncovered a web of deceit and lies involving her own husband. I am surprised by the low rating on IMDB. Did viewers expect an Agatha Christie type mystery? The performances, especially Leighton Messer, was decent.
  • Guanche48 - 6 September 2022
    Good thriller!
    I like this thriller. Direct, fast and to the point.!!

    All the time I thought, finally a movie in which logical decisions are made, haha

    Exciting, logical and realistic with an unexpected ending.

    Don't miss it if you like thrillers with good actors and nice locations and photography.

    Nothing exaggerated like other American movies, full of impossible action and stupid story.

    All the time I thought, finally a movie in which logical decisions are made, haha

    Exciting, logical and realistic with an unexpected ending.

    Don't miss it if you like thrillers with good actors and nice locations and photography.

    Nothing exaggerated like other American movies, full of impossible action and stupid story.

    All the time I thought, finally a movie in which logical decisions are made, haha

    All the time I thought, finally a movie in which logical decisions are made, haha.

    All the time I thought, finally a movie in which logical decisions are made, haha.
  • vinayningoo-03478 - 4 September 2022
    NOT A THRILLING RIDE ...
    The Weekend Away is a story revolving around how two friends meet for a weekend at Croatia and how things take an ugly turn during the short getaway and one of them gets killed and other tries to prove herself Innocent of not killing her friend until the truth Unfolds.

    Starring Leighton Meester (Roommate Fame) , Ziad Bakri and Amar Bukvic and Chrstina Wolfe and Directed by Kim Farrant is a small Budget movie

    What I do Like is the background score in the very beginning which is apt to build the atmosphere or set the tone of the Movie. The Location Croatia which is a good change for an American movie to be almost shot at and the ensemble casting for a non starrer.

    What I Do dislike is the performances are not up to the mark and the climax / ending was a bit to rush rush. But yet it is worth a binge watch and great effort by Kim Farrant. The movie is worth OTT and not a Theatrical Release. The movie has its small flaws which can be ignored.
  • plentyofkissing - 26 August 2022
    Don't listen to the Haters...Enjoyable Who Done it
    I was interested right away when I saw the trailer, then when it came out and I saw the reviews, I was like nah, maybe not. I put it off for months. Finally I said screw it.

    It kept my interest from the start. Didn't know who did what or what happened or why. There was a few different stories within the main one which I also enjoyed. The acting from the lead was fine, not great but maybe it was just the film. However, all the other actors I found to be very good. I found it to keep my attention the entire movie, which is not easy to do these days. There are so many suspects and how that is was even great. Was it GREAT? Not really LOL, but very worth the watch. I say go for it if you want a generally fun who done it.
  • rwjohnson - 21 August 2022
    Above average thriller
    I enjoyed this film. It's far from perfect as the continuity errors and goofs demonstrate. Thought the acting and script were believable and the director maintained a decent level of suspense throughout. My issue with the film and without giving anything away is that it's about 15 minutes too long. Anyone who has seen the film will know what I mean. It's here that the film loses it a bit. However still a good watch and worth my while seeing.
  • powekristoffer - 20 August 2022
    STUPID!!!
    I'll keep it short and simple. Beth was not a shero she was an idiot. This movie sucked, and it wasn't as suspenseful as they make it to be. This says that I have to have at least 150 characters I really don't know what else to say about it other than it was stupid and I wouldn't recommend you watching hopefully this is enough for me to submit this review.
  • epitkanen - 13 August 2022
    So painful to watch
    This movie was terrible. I think there were so many unrealistic things. Croatia is not realistically portrayed, most of the "Croats" speak perfect English and understand even the complex and rare words. The plot was a mess. The murderer wasn't even the murderer after all. WAY too much stuff going on, making it very uncomfortable to watch.

    The chase scenes are ridiculous. Also, the lead actress doesn't impress at all. Especially the crying scenes had me cringing.
  • davidbaker1966 - 12 August 2022
    Well I enjoyed it
    Never mind the naysayers, we enjoyed this. Nice scenery. Good acting. Twisty plot. Obviously realism is not the name of the game but for Agatha Christie meets modern psychological thrillers it does the job.