6.1/10
4,105
32 user 44 critic

The Bachelor Weekend (2013)

The Stag (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy | 7 March 2014 (Ireland)
Trailer
1:59 | Trailer
A bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours.

Director:

John Butler
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Silent Things (2010)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An autistic man and woman's friendship becomes tested when a 15-year old girl comes between them.

Director: Rob Brown
Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Georgia Groome, Andrew Scott
Dead Bodies (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

Director: Robert Quinn
Stars: Andrew Scott, Katy Davis, Eamonn Owens
Hamlet (TV Movie 2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.

Directors: Robert Icke, Rhodri Huw, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson, Jessica Brown Findlay
My Life in Film (TV Series 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Art is an independent film-maker with big ideas... sadly nobody will listen to these ideas, with the exception of his best friend Jones. The series follows Art as his overactive imagination... See full summary »

Stars: Kris Marshall, Andrew Scott, Alice Lowe
Sea Wall (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A man makes sense of his life, love, family and the possibility of faith whilst facing an emotional abyss.

Directors: Andrew Porter, Simon Stephens
Stars: Andrew Scott
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

Director: John Butler
Stars: Fionn O'Shea, Ardal O'Hanlon, Amy Huberman
Poison Pen (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When high-brow author PC Molloy is forced to write for April Devereaux's gossip magazine Poison Pen, he is not only caught up in a world of stars and their secrets he is also in danger of ... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Benedict, Lorna Fitzsimons, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Lochlann O'Mearáin, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Paul Ronan
33 Postcards (2011)
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dean Randall has sponsored Mei Mei, a young Chinese orphan, for many years. When she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Pauline Chan
Stars: Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan
Pride I (2014)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director: Matthew Warchus
Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

At first glance, it is not obvious that Abigail Evans lives with a life-threatening skin disease. She is a typical teenager: moody, rebellious, irreverent, and is also strikingly beautiful.... See full summary »

Director: Cary Bell
Stars: Abigail Evans, John Evans, Stacie Evans
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

National Theatre's live stage production of Noel Coward's 'Present Laughter'.

Director: Matthew Warchus
Stars: Kitty Archer, Enzo Cilenti, Joshua Hill
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman who dreams of becoming a children's book author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

Director: Simon Aboud
Stars: Mia Farkasovska, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anna Chancellor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Scott ... Davin
Hugh O'Conor ... Fionan
Peter McDonald ... The Machine
Brian Gleeson ... Simon
Andrew Bennett Andrew Bennett ... Big Kevin
Michael Legge ... Little Kevin
Amy Huberman ... Ruth
Marcella Plunkett ... Uli
Justine Mitchell Justine Mitchell ... Linda
Eamonn Hunt Eamonn Hunt ... Farmer
Catherine Walsh Catherine Walsh ... Farmer's wife
John Kavanagh ... Fionan's dad
Amy De Bhrún ... Rachel
Jane McGrath Jane McGrath ... Clementina
Amy Stephenson Amy Stephenson ... Suzanne
Edit

Storyline

A bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Blog | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2014 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bachelor Weekend See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin Mountains, Ireland See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR600,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Butler's feature directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

During the final scene when The Machine is singing One, his boutonnière appears to move from the left lapel to the right and back again. What is actually happening is the image was reversed in post-production, probably to make the direction the actor was looking match the other shots. Thus, not only does the boutonnière change sides, the pocket and handkerchief does, too (as well as the hand with which the actor holds the microphone). See more »

Quotes

Davin: Hi. This is Davin. I'm a friend of Fionan's, who is marrying your sister. This weekend we're going, we are embarking, on a silent walking retreat with some transsexual friends of ours, in the rain. And we wanted to let you know that. And, eh, you can call me back, but it will be just as I say. And silent. And boring. And weird. Okay? Bye.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits Andrew Scott walks home from Trinity College in Dublin on a very rainy evening, while the song "You are my Sunshine" is played. See more »

Connections

References Mulholland Drive (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Frere Jacques
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung around the campfire
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Heartfelt Comedy
26 March 2016 | by kdavies-69347See all my reviews

I somehow ran across this title after review of the title 'Calvary' (2014), another film from the Irish Film Board that I was impressed with. I was quite delighted with this tale of a bachelor stag gone awry, that didn't take the low road of comedy, as the infamous 'Hangover' Trilogy.

Long time friends Davin and Fionan find themselves planning and impromptu stag party for the rather effeminate and polite groom. What starts off as a simple little camping trip between 5 friends turns into a rather long evening of mishaps, bad decisions, and inconveniences. Enter 'The Machine,' brilliantly played by Peter McDonald, the grooms soon to be brother in-law, and a character of insulting bravado, who acts as an instigator throughout the film. Things begin nicely enough, but little by little, plans get skewed and they all end up off course.

What made this film such a pleasure was how real the whole situation seems. If you've ever been hiking with friends, you learn very quickly who are the capable friends, and who are not. This film delightfully plays into this idea, when friendships are tested out in the wilderness after a few slight mishaps. At no point did this film scream fake, and I found myself laughing along with the banter. Each character brings a little bit of their own humour in this film, and each personality was perfect for their role. The run on jokes are timed very well, and even though you know they might be coming, they still deliver laughs.

A great heartfelt comedy, funny and smart throughout.

6/10


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed