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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

THE BACHELOR WEEKEND


by D.E.Levine

A Tribeca Film Festival 2014 selection

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this film is extremely funny so if you want to laugh then this is the film for you.

A pre-wedding bachelor weekend among friends turns to chaos.  At the behest of Ruth, the bride to be, Best Man Davin (Andrew Scott) organizes a "stag" or guys' weekend.  According to the plans, Davin,  Fionnan the groom (Hugh O'Connor), and an assortment of male friends will hike the great outdoors and get back to nature.

It all sounds perfectly reasonable until Ruth's completely obnoxious brother "The Machine" (Peter McDonald) forces his way on to the stag despite the fact that he has absolutely nothing in common with Fionnan and his friends.  His crazy behavior threatens to destroy the weekend but there proves to be more to Davin than originally meets the eye.

Not everyone will relate to the characters or sympathize with their plight, but in the end "The Machine" proves to be a life changer.

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