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?
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Like so many filmmaking wunderkinds who could have used a course in common sense, Glanz is technically assured but emotionally hollow.Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times, 09.04.2014
As either romantic comedy or late-life coming-of-age material, the film's arc falls short of the transformative experiences typical of these genres ...Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter, 09.01.2014
Lacking any significant character arc or motivation, The Longest Week is little more than a series of insipid conversations between bored aristocrats who snark at each other in monotone.Katherine Vu, Village Voice, 09.02.2014
Writer-director Peter Glanz seems determined to make a subpar Wes Anderson knockoff. And in that sense, he has achieved undeniable success.David Hinckley, New York Daily News, 09.03.2014