The Longest Week

Synopsis: As he eases into adulthood at the age of forty, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Billy Crudup), and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan's girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). As Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice while keeping both their relationship and his bank balance secret, Dylan tries to set him up with Jocelyn (Jenny Slate). Ever committed to the charade that he eventually finds difficult to maintain, Conrad quickly realizes his charm can only extend so far into debt. Now deep into an extensional reflection, will it take losing everything to make Conrad realize what he can truly become?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Peter Glanz
Production: Gravitas Ventures
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.4
Metacritic:
34
Rotten Tomatoes:
11%
PG-13
Year:
2014
86 min
Website
295 Views


I think that there's

something wrong with me.

For some reason, I find that

the girls that I like as human beings

I'm not sexually attracted to

and the ones that I am

sexually attracted to

I don't particularly

like as human beings.

And on the rare occasion

when one falls in both categories

they usually have

a boyfriend or a husband

and Lord knows I've got enough of that

bad karma to last me a lifetime.

These are classic

Freudian symptoms, Conrad.

Haven't you ever read

about defense mechanisms?

Actually, I've always considered

myself more of a Jungian.

The phone's ringing again!

Would you stop talking?

You stop talking.

Alright.

Morning.

Afternoon.

Yes, it's Conrad Valmont.

What?

But I've lived here since birth!

This is Conrad Valmont.

Conrad was the son

of a Parisian entrepreneur

and a Caledonian debutante.

His father, Jean-Louis Valmont,

owned the Valmont Hotel

as had his father

and his father before him.

Their country home in Great Neck

was the pantheon

of summer gatherings.

On the eve of his 51st year,

Jean-Louis took Conrad's mother

to the south of France

on what was to be

a weekend excursion.

It had since turned into

a lavish escapade around the world

lasting nearly three decades.

Over the subsequent years, Conrad

was raised by the Valmont's staff.

His chauffeur Bernard

had taken Conrad

to a Parisian brothel

for his 13th birthday

as a sort of rite of passage

into polite society.

It was a family tradition.

At present, he was working

on his magnum opus -

a great New York novel

in the tradition

of Fitzgerald and Edith Wharton.

It was widely speculated

as to where he was

in the process of writing it.

When asked, he would simply reply...

I'm in the gathering stages.

Conrad had been

in the "gathering stages"

for several years now.

Last week Thursday,

Conrad's parents had capsized

and had become stranded on

a small island in the Mediterranean.

Having to spend numerous

days together

without the distractions of wealth

and a transient lifestyle,

they'd come

to a simple realisation

they didn't particularly

like one another.

Conrad's parents were to divorce

by the week's end

and neither wanted

to continue paying

for Conrad's extravagant lifestyle.

Hence, the Valmont board of trustees

had requested hotel security

to escort Conrad

from the premises by 2 PM.

Bunny, please

make yourself useful.

Get some more cigarettes, please.

Hey!

What?

I'm hungry.

I'll be right there!

I don't understand. What do you mean

they won't accept the charges?

Did you tell them it was

Conrad Valmont? Hello?

What are you smiling at?

Nothing.

Come on, Bunny. Bernard, please

take us to the Belleville Cafe.

I'm... I'm sorry. I can't.

Hey, it's me! I'm gonna

have this sorted out in no time.

I can't. I mean,

it's orders from the boss.

I'm sorry, Connie.

Can you do me a favour?

Name it.

Can you take care of

Napoleon while I'm gone?

Of course.

This is lame!

I'm gonna go.

No, Bunny, wait, wait,

wait, wait, wait, wait.

Listen.

Can I borrow some cash for a cab?

No?

I'll be in touch.

Conrad chose to ride the subway

a convention he rarely took up

since he had learned how

to hail a cab at the age of seven,

but it was on this rare occasion

that he first saw Beatrice.

Her unassuming beauty

struck him at once

and as his eyes gazed down

he couldn't help but notice she

was reading "Sense and Sensibility".

Immediately Conrad reasoned

she could be no older than 19

and would easily be moulded

into a girl of his liking.

Of course, there was always

the outside chance

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