Trailer & Synopsis
Film and television critic Matt Zoller Seitz makes
his feature debut with HOME, a laid-back
comic drama set at an all-night party in Brooklyn.
On a sweltering midsummer’s night,
struggling playwright Bobby (Jason
Liebrecht) heads off to a Brooklyn house party, hoping
to reconnect with free-spirited ex-girlfriend Harper (Minerva
Scelza), who is still very much on his mind. But when Bobby
meets elegant editor and co-hostess Susan (Nicol
Zanzarella), he reconsiders his options. Susan is still
reeling from a recent breakup, but might be enticed into romance – if
Bobby can make up his mind.
Also on the prowl at the party is charismatic motormouth Tommy (Stephen
T. Neave), who charms the ladies even as he irritates
Bobby. Red-headed singleton Rose (Erin
S. Visslailli), Susan’s roommate and co-hostess of
the party, fancies Tommy herself, but it’s Harper who
catches Tommy’s eye.
Over the course of the night, as wine bottles
empty and inhibitions vanish, various couples court and spark,
break up and get down.
Harper and Tommy flirt outrageously; Bobby and Susan circle each other warily; and the relationship of Josh (Bradley Spinelli) and Annie (Jennifer Larkin), reaches the breaking point. Romantic banter gives
way to moments of pain, loneliness and anger, and the
as the party rages on.
There's Sammy (Zachary
Oberzan), a neurotic obsessed with leaving New York City,
and his patient partner Pete (Rob
Scorrano); newlyweds Mike (Marc
Nolan) and Carmen (Jennifer
Russo), Susan's brother and sister-in-law, who extol the
virtues of suburbia; and Tim (John
Sebastian), a shambling, bespectacled jazz buff. Some want
sex; others want love. Some want freedom; others want stability.
They all go home with someone.
Written, produced, directed, and edited by Seitz, film critic for NYPress and television critic for the Star-Ledger, HOME is
a bittersweet romantic comedy that packs a lot of stories into just two floors.