The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones). Theo is bored with his job as a wedding photographer-the generic backgrounds, the ... See full summary »
Spanning several years involving two persons, a young man (Chris Messina) and a young woman (Marin Ireland), who have a one night stand in a hotel room. Despite going their different paths, the man, a struggling writer, and the woman, an accountant, meet over the next several years in various different hotel rooms across the USA while they travel on business. Despite they are both involved with different people, they find their romantic tryst a getaway from their everyday lives. But as they both mature and grow apart, will they ever learn that they may be soul mates really meant for each other and their secret rendezvous for sex is something more?Written by
The 'Room 1507' segment was shot over a period of 48 hours with a single video camera sped up in fast speed involving both stars, Chris Messina and Marin Ireland, actually performing in terms of sleeping, eating, phone chatter, changing clothes, showering and simulated lovemaking. See more »
A memorable film, a visual treat, so skillfully shot, and emotionally real with outstanding performances by two people caught up in doing the wrong thing when unable to resist the pull of forces many of us might succumb to or at least feel.
Matt Ross has built this work around two characters that are flawed and perhaps not adequate in substance for his prodigious talent but what he has created flashes with real insight into what happens when passion and love arise and grow within the confined space outside marital vows. We know from the start that we are on a journey where anything might happen and Ross's management of that wild ride is handled with an impressive intelligence while avoiding the predictable outcomes.
Viewer response could understandably be driven by whether he/she can empathize with the wrong doers or the off screen victims.
I can't wait to see what is next from Mr. Ross.
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