The Weekend Away

Director: Kim Farrant
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 1.0

Beth (Leighton Meester) goes on a trip from the U.K. to Croatia to spend time with her bestie Kate (Christina Wolfe) - who's going through a divorce - and they decide to eat lavishly, drink way too much, meet two men ... and then Beth wakes up to find Kate's missing, she isn't fluent in the language and she gets no help from the police.  I didn't expect much from this chick lit murder mystery, so it's not like I was put off by all the schlocky plot developments and red herrings (of course the awkward dude wearing glasses is a pervert, of course the cop is a freak, etc.) ... and naturally a Syrian refugee who works as a taxi driver just so happens to be the second coming of Jason Bourne.  It seems quite content on punishing Meester from all angles to really reinforce the "victimhood" angle ... but I guess female readers really identify with that sort of material (dudes just like explosions: we're dumb like that).