Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, 28 Hotel Rooms, is Matt Ross’ writing/directorial debut. Known for his acting in films such as American Psycho, The Aviator, Good Night, and Good Luck, and his recent stints in American Horror Story Ross has decided to jump behind camera. This low budget film stars Chris Messina and Marin Ireland.
I’m not quite sure how to take this trailer. It doesn’t necessarily grab my attention in any way. I think that it would be interesting though. It appears to have a very serious tone and mood to it. Some early reviews say that it isn’t as fast paced as the trailer hints at. Which could either turn out to be a good or bad thing. The film itself is rather short timing in at only 80 minutes. Regardless, I’d still like to see how Ross does on the other side of the camera.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think about it.
While traveling for work in a city far from their homes, a novelist and a corporate accountant find themselves in bed together. Although she’s married, and he’s seeing someone, their intense attraction turns a one-night stand into an unexpected relationship and a respite from the obligations of daily life. Through a series of moments–some profound, some silly, some intensely intimate–we see a portrait of an evolving relationship that could become the most significant one of their lives. Chris Messina and Marin Ireland turn in outstanding performances. Each exhibits a vulnerability and emotional honesty that allows the audience to connect intensely with the two characters and every moment they share. 28 HOTEL ROOMS is director/screenwriter Matt Ross’s first feature, and it is a candid, exquisitely constructed mosaic. The film adeptly illustrates how seemingly inconsequential moments and actions can often mean more than we suspect.