Dirty Weekend

Synopsis: Colleagues Les and Natalie are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that his supposedly aimless wandering has more of a point than he is willing to admit. Natalie conceals secrets of her own, though neither can keep them quiet for long. A rapport grows between this unlikely pair, and soon they search out a spark of excitement in this most unlikely of locales.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Neil LaBute
Production: Entertainment One Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min


Where are we again? Hmm?

Oh, what... what's going on?

We're disembarking.

Yes, I know. You told me that,

but... but to

another plane, right?

We don't know yet.

So, you woke me up,

and now we're...

we're waiting here...

where are we again?


Oh, shit.

I thought I was dreaming.

Well, the big fella's up, is he?

Very good.

Yeah. He nodded off

for a minute,

so he's still

a bit groggy, I'm afraid.

Very good. Yeah, but what's up?

Oh, no, don't worry.

I'll explain. It's fine.

Ah. Very good.

He's good at his job, isn't he?

Yeah. Very good,

as he might say.

Now, look, I'm not fine,

so why did you say "we're fine"

when I'm not that at all?

I was about to explain to you...

we're grounded here for now.

But... what... why?

Because Dallas

had torrential rain,

so this is as far as we go.

So, wait, we just

stopped in Albuquerque?

Why don't we just turn around

and go back to L.A.?

I don't know.

That's what they decided.

Who decided that?

Did all the passengers

get together and take a vote?

'Cause I'm not very happy.

Well, here are.


Well, this is just great.

Don't worry, I e-mailed ahead.

We still might get

the last flight out.

Otherwise, there's the bus.

Oh, don't say that. What?

The bus. Why?

I hate bus travel.

It scares me.

All right, les.

Well, we can always

rent a little subcompact

with no leg room and the stink

of old cigarette smoke,

and I can drive it

through the night.

Is that better?

All right. Greyhound it is.

Man, I don't believe this.

We don't have to

take the greyhound.

I called and booked us rooms

into the airport hotel

so we can relax properly

and also so we don't

have to wait here at the gate,

'cause I know...

You don't feel well, you know?

So, we'll be all right.


Says you.


We will, though. I promise.

Mhh. That doesn't count.

You English

are perpetually optimistic,

even in places like Waterloo.

We won at Waterloo.

You know what I mean.

India, then, places like that.


It's all fun and games

till somebody

sticks a spear in your ass.

So, where you guys from?


Los Angeles.

Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.



Oh. Oh. Oh, thanks very much.


thank you. Right, sorry.

Okay. Thanks again. Bye.

So... Geez, nat.

Why don't you toss in a blow job

for all the trouble

you're putting them through?

It's their job to help you.

You know, it's funny

because with anybody else,

that would be considered

sexual harassment.

Yeah, but that's why

I like you...

you're not like everyone else.

You're regular, normal.

I was just trying to be nice.

It's their fault.

You don't have to be, like,

completely submissive.

What? Don't say that. Well...

Just because you

want something from someone,

it doesn't mean

you have to be nasty about it.

And it's not their fault,

actually. It's the weather.

Mm, I suppose.

So? Well, no flights for now,

not to Dallas, anyway.

Oh, boy. Boy, this is...

Not good. Exactly.

My thoughts exactly.

We could always drive,

but I'm not sure

we'd make it on time.

Plus, we'd be totally exhausted.

Well, I would be, anyway.

Mm, sorry. Busted wing.

Come on, let's think.

We're... we're two adults here,



did you study again?


My safety school.

Uh, so, come on.

L-let's figure this out.

I tried all the other airlines.

They all have the same problem.

And nobody's

flying out later tonight?

Yes. We're on hold

with four other carriers.

We could always take the bus.

Do you want to do that? No, no.

So... so, you got it covered.

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Neil LaBute

Neil N. LaBute (born March 19, 1963) is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best-known for a play that he wrote and later adapted for film, In the Company of Men (1997), which won awards from the Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the New York Film Critics Circle. He wrote and directed the films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Possession (2002) (based on the A.S. Byatt novel), The Shape of Things (2003) (based on his play of the same name), The Wicker Man (2006), Some Velvet Morning (2013), and Dirty Weekend (2015). He directed the films Nurse Betty (2000), Lakeview Terrace (2008), and the American adaptation of Death at a Funeral (2010). LaBute created the TV series Billy & Billie, writing and directing all of the episodes and is also creator of the TV series Van Helsing. He also directed several episodes for shows such as Hell on Wheels and Billions. more…

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