I’ve never actually bothered to see Four Rooms in its entirety, even Quentin Tarantino’s segment. The reason being is the general hatred the movie gets. However, I have seen the short “The Misbehavers” plenty of times and have enjoyed it tremendously. It was definitely surprising for me as I’m usually not keen on director Robert Rodriguez’s work but he makes a superb and hilarious half an hour.
“The Misbehavers” plays out almost like a family comedy, only with profanity, smoking, drinking, and violence. The short kicks off with Ted the bellhop (Tim Roth), who works at a faded hotel, greet a wealthy couple played by Antonio Banderas and Tamlyn Tomita on New Year’s Eve. They’re going out for a party and ask Ted to keep a watch over their two small children (Danny Verduzco and Lana McKissack). It should be a pretty simple task for Ted but these two kids just won’t behave as they drink champagne, watch adult videos, draw lipstick on the wall, and find a dead body.
This is undoubtedly a parant’s nightmare, as the children indulge in some pretty foul language, but is deeply, deeply hilarious. Tim Roth has perfect comic timing as Ted, who is exasperated by the children’s behavior. Antonio Banderas is also good at playing a parody of himself, and I have to compliment the child actors. Four Rooms is available on Netflix Instant and I do recommend at least seeing this segment.