Vince, who has just rented a room in a motel on his return to his hometown, is visited by Jon, an old high school friend, to whom he has never forgiven the stealing and possibly raping his high-school girlfriend, Amy. The two talk all night in the hotel room until Amy arrives.
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Grainy handheld video and the pallid seediness of a cheap motel room provide the stage for this layered confessional. Self-serving subjectivity and disingenuous motivations bounce among the cast, made more claustrophobic and suffocating by the transition from theatre to screen. A bit 'stagey' at times, but the performances and dialogue are penetrating and memorable.
A daring project anchored by solid performances by the three actor's. A study in both people's personalities and detachment from those around us. Linklater at his unique best, a flawed film but still worth a viewing.
Second Ginger Root.
Good movie. Great Play. Have seen it performed twice. with different casts.
there's always a different nuance that each player brings to the written word. As a Movie a prefer the interview - The Steve Buscemi version for the subtitled eversed group or the Danish one to the more adventures crowd... as good as any room drama can get