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28 Hotel Rooms (2012)

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Unfolding as a collage of moments-some sexy, some innocent, some profound, some silly-28 HOTEL ROOMS is an intimate portrait of an affair in which two people wrestle with the intoxication of sex and the confusion of loving more than one person.(c) Oscilloscopemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Matt Ross
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 11, 2013
Box Office: $16.0k
Runtime:
Oscilloscope Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for 28 Hotel Rooms

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

"28 Hotel Rooms" slowly expires for lack of air.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

A chamber piece rooted in semi-improvisation.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
Seattle Times
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While Messina and Ireland are fine company, writer-director Matt Ross' conceit tires you out.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

In eliminating all the filler, it ends up feeling like nothing but.

Full Review… | November 14, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Dismaying affectations aside-the characters go needlessly unnamed-the movie articulates the enduring allure of a love defined, and heightened, by restrictions.

Full Review… | November 13, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

The intimate romantic drama "28 Hotel Rooms" should prove a fine calling card for its first-time writer-director, Matt Ross.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for 28 Hotel Rooms

½

The lead actors were good enough to keep you watching this movie, but it is rather pointless in the end.

Hamee
Heather Metzger

One line summary: Enduring relationship between two people not married to each other.
Strong resemblance to 'Same Time, Next Year' with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn, 1978.

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She is from Seattle; he is based in New York. He is a novelist; she is a data miner. They travel in their work and meet now and then. They are rather guarded about their personal information, but are obviously attracted to one another. They get to know each other over time. She reads his book and likes it.

Eventually they talk about anything and everything. Their careers change over time. They discuss the meaning of what they do. They deal with life events.

When he is about to get married (she has been for some time), they talk about dropping their mates and marrying each other. But somehow it does not happen.

They have some tough times as well, such as when they talk about why they have not married each other. The ambivalence shines through again.

Some of their pretend conversations about possible lives together are fantasy, but still priceless. The acting by Chris Messina and Marin Ireland was very nuanced.

She gets pregnant, and decides to rear the child with her husband of record. Both of them have trouble dealing with it, but it's the decision that involves the least damage. Other changes come along, like his inability to drink coffee, due to a stomach condition.

Will they keep meeting, or will their married lives force that tradition to break?

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Cinematography: 9/10 Fine, except for the occasional camera shake.

Sound: 9/10 No problems.

Acting: 10/10 The two principals are quite good.

Screenplay: 9/10 Well told evolution of a long-lasting affair between two people who are more than friends.

Lame conversations between horrible, selfish people I don't care about. The best part is, is they feel sorry for themselves. I realized this is why I avoid reality shows like 'Jersey Shore' or any Kardashian show. I couldn't even finish this movie.

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