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.
A bitter and hilarious homage to the "What is exactly happening right now, Is it real? I think I might just get the fuck outta here ASAP" moments of life. A very surprising film. Pretty overlooked too. Love the old video camera look. 3.5 stars.
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