28 Hotel Rooms

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Matt Ross
Production: Oscilloscope Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
82 min

Lift your leg up.

Is this seat taken?

What's good to eat here?

The chocolate explo...

explosion cake. It sounds...

That sounds good.

Or-Or not.

What do you think?

You look good.

- What are you doing here?

- Oh, I'm just doing press for my book.

I'm doing a tour. Yeah.

Crazy time, actually.

I was at this party last night with

all these famous people there.

Prince played at it, which

was pretty... pretty cool.


What are you doing here?

Just work.

What is it that you do again?


Analytical processing.


Data mining.

It's really more, uh,

predictive analysis.

Do you speak English?

Where's home again

for you?

- Seattle.

- Right. Seattle.


New York.

- You ready sir?

- Hey. Uh...

I'm gonna get that

chocolate explosion cake.

And, uh... You know what?

Make it two.

One for the lady over there.

- None for me, thanks.

- No... Get it...

No, one is... that's fine.

One is fine.

Okay. We could split

it, if you want.

- Hey.

- Hey.

I gotta get down to the lobby.

Someone's picking me up at 9:00.

Sorry. Did I wake you?

No, no.

It's-It's fine.

It's fine.

I left my number for you. If

you're, you know, in New York.

If you wanna give me

a shout.

I'm never gonna call you.


Have a good day.

You okay?

Yeah, yeah.

I broke up with my girlfriend.

Not for you, obviously.

Why did I... I didn't...

I don't know

why I just said that.

Well, I'm married now.

Yeah, I figured.

Hey, how was your wedding?

You have fun?

Were there... Were a lot

of people at the...

a lot of people

at the wedding?

Grandmas, grandpas?

You have a band

or a deejay?

You like to dance?

What's your name again?

You said you weren't gonna call me.

You lied. Why did you call me?

Was it the penis?

It's handsome.

It's a handsome penis.

Is that why?

That's it.

Why did you call?

What? Tell me something

about yourself.

Like what?


You wanna know

my favorite color?

You like your work?

Yes. I love it.


Come on.

You wanna know... You wanna

know my favorite color?

No, I don't wanna know

your favorite color.

Tell me... Tell me... What would

you... Just stop talking.

Do you have a...

you have a middle name?

Mm-hmm. Yes, I do.

Are you gonna tell me?

No. You're just gonna keep

turning off the light?

Yeah. What are you gonna do?

I'm gonna...

I'm gonna break the f***in'

lamp over your head.

All right.

All right.

You get one question.


Hold on.

I'm thinking.

Only one?

Don't push it.

No, no. I get one question. I get

one que... Well, time's running out.

Turn the light out.

Turn it off?

Turn it off.

Goin' off.

When's your

next conference?

Do you have any brothers

and sisters?

Are your mom and dad

still together?

Are you a Democrat

or a Republican?

Have you ever seen

a Ronald Reagan film?

Do you like vanilla

or chocolate?

Vanilla? Chocolate?

Would you rather be eaten by a

shark or die in an earthquake?


Would you rather have

a superpower...

I didn't even finish

what I was about to say.

Would you have... rather have

a superpower to fly...

or to turn me

into a buffalo?

See ya.

I, uh...

I read your book.

- Oh, yeah?

- It surprised me.

It's just a book.

It's not just a book.

It's a best seller.

It's in every airport.

Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.

I really liked it.


You're a very good writer.

Yes, I am.

I'm not just saying that.

No, I know.

I'm good.

No, thank you.

Thank you. I appreciate it.

That's very nice of you.

I, uh...

Um, I met someone.

I have a girlfriend.

It's not a serious thing.

I just wanted to be honest with you,

if that, uh... I don't know the rules.

We keep on doing this, and you're

gonna have to leave her for me.

Maybe you should

leave him for me.

Oh, my God. I gotta go.

What am I doing here?

Have a good flight.

See ya.

Oh, my...

Oh, sh*t.


Uh... It's not worth it. It's not worth it.

Don't do it. Don't do it.

Don't... Don't do it! What...

That's what I'm talkin' about.

I used to be in, like, a

special ed, um... I'm serious.

Like a special ed...

math class. And uh...

Like, was this last year? It

kind of scarred me forever.

And there was this one kid,

Timmy Eckensterner.

And he was a total f***ing

freak of nature.

And there was this wonderful

girl, Mariana Steins.

She was born with a hole in her heart.

How do you re... What?

Yeah. She-She was, like, a little

thing with an Afro, and she was...

She was a neighbor,

Mariana Steins.

Did she survive, or did she die

from her heart? She survived.

She's-She's still going.

She's a wonderful human being.

But the kids made fun of her

and then made fun of me,

'cause I was hanging out

with her, you know.

Who was the first person

you ever kissed?

Christian Iveson.

Iveson? Braces. He had braces.

I did not.

Did he stick his tongue in your mouth?


No. He was pretty wimpy.

What about the first time

you had sex?


How old were you?



All my friends... Uh...

They all had already had sex.

So I also felt pressure,

'cause I was, like...

like the only person, you know,

who, like, hadn't done it yet.

When was... Who broke your

heart the first time?

Ashley Luden.

She would never sleep with me.

And I really wanted to make...

I was... "Wow, we've been dating a long time. I

want this to be the first girl I sleep with.

This is gonna be special."

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Matt Ross

Matthew Brandon "Matt" Ross (born January 3, 1970) is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the feature film Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen, for which he won Un Certain Regard (recognition of young talent) at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. more…

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