THE ROMEOS is a short documentary film about long relationships - good conversation amongst old friends. And were talking old friends. ROMEO is an acronym for Retired Old Men Eating Out and features an informal club of 5 old time New Yorkers, men aged 72 87, who have met every week for the past 20 years at the Metro Diner in New York City. It is a long lunch to talk about anything and everything; telling old jokes, making fun of each other, complaining about politics. Naturally they have nicknames: Mr. Indignant (his capacity for outrage knows no bounds) Mr. Google (this guy knows everything you cant believe it!), and The Token Goy. They are retired lawyers, writers and left-wing troublemakers and they are utterly hilarious without even trying. This is what the conversation would be like if the guys from Diner hung out 50 years after the movie.
Four films from four directors across America give us a glimpse of American voices rarely heard in the mainstream media. The films showcase the diversity of opinion and the passionate deliberation that underline the historic nature of this 2008 presidential election. They share their hopes for the future of their country and reveal an insight into what it means to be an American today.