The Niagara Motel and the attached Riverside Grill, located in Niagara Falls, are owned and operated by Serbian father and daughter, the always angry Boris and hard working Sophie. Through ...
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The Niagara Motel and the attached Riverside Grill, located in Niagara Falls, are owned and operated by Serbian father and daughter, the always angry Boris and hard working Sophie. Through the motel and/or restaurant comes a series of disparate but equally struggling people: middle aged couple Henry and Lil, formerly middle class but who are trying to cope with the loss of employment and its associated money; young couple R.J. and Denise, who are trying to clean up (with varying degrees of success) so that they can reclaim their daughter from foster care; and the restaurant's new waitress, young widowed French-Canadian Lori, who is escaping a complicated situation in her hometown and who is preyed upon by two locals, straight-laced Dave and less than straight-laced Michael. The person who sees everything that is going on is the motel's caretaker Phillie, a Scot who stayed in Niagara Falls following a personal tragedy. To escape memory of that tragedy, Phillie is in a constant state of...Written by
This is the story of various characters in and around a seedy motel and a diner in Niagara Falls. Married suburban couple Henry and Lily sign into the motel. R.J. and Denise are desperately waiting for a phone call. Michael is recruiting waitress Loretta to dance in Japan. The various stories need to all connect in the last act. The scattered nature of the movie leaves it less than compelling. There is one semi-funny scene during the porn shoot. Otherwise, it's an odd little film but not much more.
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