Entertainment Movie review: 'Le Week-End,' 3 stars A long-married couple try to rekindle their relationship in Paris, the city of love, in the indie romantic dramedy 'Le Week-End.' Photo Credit: Music Box Films By ROBERT LEVIN firstname.lastname@example.org @rlevin85 March 13, 2014 5:22 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Most everyone who has spent time in Paris will tell you that it's the world's most romantic city, a metropolis of "blinding lights," as U2 put it. That quality exacerbates the heartache at the center of "Le Week-End," a new movie from Roger Michell that follows an elderly British couple (Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent) trying to salvage their marriage during an anniversary trip to the city. Thematically, the picture is a cousin to Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight," examining one of those crisis points where hope in the future transforms into serious dread and regret. Superficially, the film resembles a travelogue, but the journey across the beautiful Paris streets carries with it the pangs of the characters' entrenched insecurities and regrets. The movie works best as an intimate two-hander, in which Broadbent's sad, wounded Nick and Duncan's unsatisfied Meg try to find a way forward. It's filled with scenes of heartrending conflict and deep connection, conversations that collectively burrow into the listlessness that threatens their 30 years of marriage. And who hasn't felt frustrated, stuck, engulfed in bad luck at some point in time? Through it's a snapshot of a weekend in the lives of two ordinary people, "Le Week-End" authentically dramatizes a universal condition. Le Week-End3 starsDirected by Roger MichellStarring Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff GoldblumRated RPlaying at Angelika, Lincoln Plaza By ROBERT LEVIN email@example.com @rlevin85 Robert, amNewYork's Editor-in-Chief, has been with the team in one capacity or another for more than a decade. He also reviews movies and writes entertainment features. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.