An omnibus of seven stories, all set in the room 720 of Century Hotel, that illustrate the tense and changing nature of relationships between men and women during each of the seven decades between the 1920s and the 1990s.
A young woman lodges in the room 720 of the Century Hotel and the old bellboy tells that that room has several stories. Along the years, an old man marries a young virgin; a whore and her client fall in love with each other; a man is left by his wife and seeks her out in the hotel; a musician and the chambermaid has a weird relationship; two friends from navy have a gay relationship; a Chinese woman comes to America to get married with a powerful Chinese. Some of the relationships have good ending, others have tragic conclusion.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Not a single newspaper had nothing nice to say about this movie, almost each one said thing like "over-ambitious", "could have been good" and "if only". In my opinion it was these critics high-expectations that made them dislike the movie. If they could have just sat back and enjoyed the movie instead of marking down all the spots where something could have been done better, they would have been able to see the movie through eyes of the average "uncultured" person who just want to enjoy it not analyze all the "should haves". If a person does this then the movie they see is a smart, cool Canadian film that is a refreshing change from the movies like Black Knight and Shallow Hal which are also playing. When I went, there were no more than ten people in the theater and my bet is that half of them (myself included) were big Our Lady Peace fans who wanted see Raine Maida's acting debut. He wasn't bad and though he's a way better songwriter I'd like to see him in a movie again, his voice brings a dramatic quality to both his speaking and singing. This may seem weird but I like that the long hair and dark lights hid his good looks because it gave him a chance to get people to appreciate him for his acting, not that the critics really cared. I liked each of the setting for the seven stories except the eighties one which was a little depressing and irrelevant. I really enjoyed the story of the young flapper bride, it was really frightening and real, but still it grabs your attention. I loved the whole movie and I really think that critics should stop worrying about small meaningless points of a movie and focus on the big picture. By the way, for those who have seen the movie, does anyone know the title of the theme song for the movie by Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk and if there's a place I can find it?
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