Spoiler-Free Review of “The Weekend Away” on Netflix: Leighton Meester stars in Netflix’s latest Guilty Pleasure Thriller

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“It’s your holiday too…”

The Weekend Away released on March 3rd 2022 on Netflix. The mystery thriller film based on the novel of the same name stars Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, and Luke Norris.

During a girls’ weekend in Croatia, Beth wakes up with no memory of the night before and soon discovers that her best friend is missing. As she starts to put the pieces back together again, she discovers a shattering secret, revealing several different possible suspects…including herself.

Here is the trailer:

The Weekend Away checks off plenty of boxes for your next guilty-pleasure watch, but does it do anything to stand out in the genre? Let’s find out…

The Pros:


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Leighton Meester delivers a believable performance.

It was really great to see Leighton Meester on screen again and I thought that she did a decent job with her portrayal of Beth. I also really liked the other characters as well and I thought that everyone elevated this film as much as they could with their performances.

Enough twists and suspects to keep you interested.

If you enjoy guilty-pleasure thrillers, the twists in this one will keep you interested. This was a really quick watch for me and I thought that the pacing worked as well. I also thought the scenery was breathtaking, fitting into the vacation thriller sub-category that I adore so much.

The Cons:

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The last twist got me a little bit but I thought that the majority of the reveals were really predictable. In a way, this film reminded me of Alyssa Milano’s Brazen. We got a fantastic star and a really cool premise, but the execution seemed lazy at times. The dialogue was also really painful and generic during certain moments.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

The Weekend Away is far from perfect, but it fits the bill for a guilty-pleasure watch with just enough twists to make things interesting. This is the perfect film to watch on the weekend with a glass of wine (if that’s your thing). 

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Weekend Away in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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