"Four Rooms (1995/DVD/Echo Bridge Entertainment)" Review

Synopsis: It's Ted the Bellhop's (Tim Roth, Pulp Fiction) first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.

Review: I am sure if your like me you have had someone mention a film to you and they talk very highly of it and the title sounds very much familiar and after long procrastination you finally watch it and you realise that you have seen it before, but was never really sure what the name was. Well that is what happened to me when it comes to Four Rooms. After watching this film I realized that I had seen it many years back on Cinemax and loved it but somehow forgot about it. I can say now that I truly think this film is one of the many lost gem films of the 90's.
 What you get with Four Rooms is an anthology that was done up by 4 director's consisting of Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. There is so many things that shine in this film and the cast has to be the thing that shines the most. You get such a wide range of talent, honestly there are far too many people to fully list here. I will say the 3 main characters who I did like the most was Antonio Banderas as a very serious but over the top father, Quentin Tarantino who is Chester who is quite eccentric, and last but not least Mark Lawerence as Ted the Bellhop. The greatest part about Sam the Bellhop is that you get to see his progression from an uptight worker to getting to the point where he just doesn't care. His character is pure comic gold and the actor behind the character is simply great!

Now as far as what I would consider my favorite story in this anthology to be I would have to pick the one entitled "The Misbehavers" which was directed by Robert Rodriguez. This story was great from the start when Antonio shows up on screen and does a very funny job of being a serious but over the top father warning his kids to not misbehave and he gets even better when he returns to his room that is entangled in chaos. Now don't get me wrong the other stories were great as well but that one stuck out to me the most. One thing that kinda suprised me was the fact that Bruce Willis plays a small role in the final story but he is not credited for his role.
Overall this was a very hip and cool movie that has all the right moves that make it a great film! I highly recommend this film to anyone who digs the earlier films of both Rodriguez and Tarantino!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Allison Anders,Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Comedy
DVD Release Year: 2011
Theatrical Release Year: 1995
Time Length: 97 mins.
Company: Echo Bridge Entertainment
Website: www.echobridgehe.com

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