On September 10th 2001, Eric placed the ad to let the spare room in his SoHo apartment, located only a few blocks from New York’s World Trade Centre. The nest day Eric’s world was turned upside down. In the weeks that follow the fateful events of 9/11, Eric interviews a number of would-be roommates, each with their own stories to tell of the day that changed the world. Amongst them are Brit hotelier Jeremy, loudmouth Hothamite Keven, wide-eyed NYU student Max, political activist Jeff and the handsome Alex, with whom Eric shares hes bed for the night.
This is the most pointless film I have ever seen the first 15 minutes of ... I couldn't bear to watch any more than that. I was attracted by the unusual take on the 9/11 disaster, however, it was fundamentally flawed and totally failed to invoke any empathy with the characters at all. The only recommendation I can make is ... DELETE THIS FILM FROM YOUR LIST !
Thirty minutes into this film and I really didn’t know what to think. At first I thought the acting was pretty bad and as a result it left the premise of the aftermath of 9/11 poorly represented. But as the film unfolded I began to notice subtle changes in characters attitudes towards the tragedy. Whenever anyone came over to view the room the emotional change could be seen as soon as they approached and looked out of the window and I found this very affecting. We know what they are looking at without ever seeing it. And each character has their own story to tell. The most interesting reaction comes from Alex, as someone who was actually in the tower when the plane hit, and this is where the emotional centre of the story actually hits home.
Obviously a stage play, this low budget film sometimes feels slow and gloomy but stick with it. The main character’s gradual descent into fear, paranoia and anxiety is especially well realised. On the whole a brave attempt at drawing on the different emotions brought on by an event which changed the world forever.