ON DVD: The Best “Weekend” Ever, Plus: “The Dictator,” “Bernie,” And Dustin Lance Black’s “Virginia”
Last year’s highly acclaimed drama Weekend, which chronicles an intense 48-hour gay romance, kicks off a pretty awesome week in home entertainment: Dustin Lance Black wrote and directed the semi-autobiographical Virginia, starring Jennifer Connelly as a schizophrenic raising a teenage son. Jack Black plays the titular gay man driven to the brink by Shirley MacLaine in Bernie. The despot of a fictitious country wreaks havoc in New York in Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator (above). A closeted former hockey player and his adolescent daughter struggle in Grown Up Movie Star. And a pair of gay fathers search for their missing son in the quirky Sedona.