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It's like sitting on an atom bomb that's about to explode
I have now seen Mr. Tommy Wiseau's cinematic tour-de-force, 'The Room'
three times. With each viewing, 'The Room' becomes more complexly
entangled in and inseparable from my own life. I no longer know where
The Room ends and I begin.
It is, without question, the worst film ever made. But this comment is in no way meant to be discouraging.
Because while The Room is the worst movie ever made it is also the
greatest way to spend a blisteringly fast 100 minutes in the dark.
Simply put, 'The Room' will change your life.
It's not just the dreadful acting or the sub-normal screenplay or the
bewildering direction or the musical score so soaked in melodrama that
you will throw up on yourself or the lunatic-making cinematography; no,
there is something so magically wrong with this movie that it can only
be the product of divine intervention. If you took the greatest
filmmakers in history and gave them all the task of purposefully
creating a film as spectacularly horrible as this not one of them, with
all their knowledge and skill, could make anything that could even be
considered as a contender. Not one line or scene would rival any moment
in The Room.
The centerpiece of this filmic holocaust is Mr. Tommy Wiseau himself.
Without him, it would still be the worst movie ever made, but with him
it is the greatest worst movie ever made. Tommy has been described as a
Cajun, a Croatian cyborg, possibly from Belgium, clearly a product of
Denmark, or maybe even not from this world or dimension. All of these
things are true at any one moment. He is a tantalizing mystery stuffed
inside an enigma wrapped in bacon and smothered in cheese. You will
fall in love with this man even as you are repelled by him from the
first moment he steps onto screen with his long Louis the Fourteenth
style black locks and thick triangular shoulders packed into an oddly
fitting suit, and his metallic steroid destroyed skin. Tommy looks out
of place, out of time and out of this world. There has never been
anything else like him. Nor will there ever be.
The Room begins with 'Johnny' (Tommy Wiseau) and his incomprehensibly
evil fiancée 'Lisa' (played by a woman with incongruously colored
eyebrows and a propensity for removing her shirt) engaging in some
light frottage, joined by, Denny, (played with a deft sense of the
absurd by Phillip Haldiman), their sexually confused teenage neighbor
who is clearly suffering from a form of aged decrepitude. When Denny,
who looks like the human version of Gleek the monkey from Superfriends,
says, in a slightly creepy yet playful tone of voice, 'I like to
watch!' as Johnny and Lisa roll around the bed in a pre-intercourse
ritual revolving around rose petals, you know you are in for a very
After a lengthy lovemaking scene (not to worry if you miss it the first
time, they show it again in its entirety later in the movie) in which
Tommy's bizarre scaly torso and over-anatomized rear-end are lovingly
depicted over and over again as he appears to hump Lisa's hip, we
discover that Lisa, for no particular reason, has become bored with
Tommy's incessant lovemaking and decides to leave him.
Just when you think the movie might lapse into an ordinary, pedestrian
sort of badness, Johnny's best friend Mark, a man who's job seems to be
to wear James Brolin's beard from Amityville Horror, shows up and
electrifies the screen with a performance so wooden that it belongs in
the lumber section of Home Depot. Incidentally, Mark is played by Greg
Sestero, who, in addition to being described as a department store
mannequin, was also the line producer on 'The Room' and one of Tommy
Wiseau's five (5!!!!!) assistants on the movie. Lisa forces Mark, amid
his paltry, unconvincing protests, to have an affair with her on their
uncomfortable circular stairs. For no apparent reason Lisa decides that
she is made of pure evil and wants to torture her angelic and insanely
devoted fiancé, Johnny.
Lisa receives pointed advice from her mother who casually announces
that she is dying of breast cancer and then never mentions it again.
But Lisa is determined to make Johnny's life a living hell, in spite of
the fact that she, according to her mother, "cannot survive on her own
in the cutthroat 'computer business'". But not before they recycle the
sex scene from earlier in the movie where we get another bird's eye
view of Johnny's ludicrous naked body. Denny gets into trouble with a
drug dealer. Mark shaves his beard. Tommy gets drunk on an unusual
cocktail made from mixing whiskey and vodka. Lisa lies and tells
everyone that Tommy hit her in a drunken rage.
A balding psychologist appears out of nowhere, offers some advice, then
apparently dies while softly falling on the ground in an attempt to
catch a football thrown by Mark.
All of these seemingly disparate events build up to two cathartic
moments. The first is when Tommy expressively yells at Lisa with the
line 'You are tearing me apart Lisa!'. You will cheer at this line as
you realize that the film has been tearing you apart the whole time.
And the second is at Tommy's birthday party where the worst actor that
has ever been born plays a unidentified man wearing a silk shirt who
utters a phrase that perfectly describes the experience of watching The
'It feels like I'm sitting on atom bomb that is going to explode!'
The shocking ending will leave you pleading for some kind of sequel.
See this film at all costs. See it twice. Or three times. Or as one kid
that I met from Woodland Hills has, 12 times! See it until you can
recite every precious line of dialogue this movie has to offer. Let The
Room become your new religion and Tommy Wiseau your prophet preaching
the gospel according to Johnny.
My dream is to someday buy a theater and run The Room 24 hours a day, 7
days a week until the print disintegrates. I hope it becomes your dream
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