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The Room (2003)

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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.



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Carolyn Minnott ...
Claudette (as Carolyn Minnot)
Mike Holmes ...
Mike (as Mike Scott)
Dan Janjigian ...
Kyle Vogt ...
Greg Ellery ...
Kari McDermott ...
Party Member #2 (as Kari Mcdermont)
Jennifer Vanderbliek ...
Party Member #3 (as Jen Vanderbliek)
Barista #2
Frank Willey ...
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In San Francisco, we follow Johnny, a man who has a girlfriend, Lisa, and also his best friend, Mark. Lisa has been cheating on Johnny with Mark and Johnny doesn't know! Will Johnny ever find out? Will Mark still be Johnny's best friend? Written by maxkriegelnance

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Rated R for sexuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Alex Rynders, a famous movie reviewer, has once quoted, "The Room (2003) is something everyone should watch at least once; it's a great family movie." See more »


Freshly-lit candles are beside the bed during the second love scene. However, Johnny and Lisa had been drinking for several hours before they went upstairs, and they were supposed to be so drunk they could barely stand. See more »


[first lines]
Johnny: Hi, babe. I have something for you.
Lisa: What is it?
Johnny: Just a little something.
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Performed by Clint Jun Gamboa (as Clint Gamboa)
Written by Clint Jun Gamboa (as Clint Gamboa) and Wayman Davis
Music written and arranged by Wayman Davis for Nu-Rhythmn
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The "Plan 9 from Outer Space" of chamber dramas
23 February 2004 | by (W. Hollywood, Calif.) – See all my reviews

Forget all the three-line raves this movie has received (which all seem to be suspiciously similar in tone). THE ROOM is one of those rare laugh-riots that is so fantastically inept as to border on genius. While most bad movies offer a handful of terrible scenes divided by stretches of just plain dull, writer-director-producer-star Tommy Wiseau's film offers one moment of disaster after another.

Whether it's the made-up-by-fifth-graders dialogue, the deer-in-headlights performances, or the positively icky sex scenes (love those smushed rose petals on the chubby girl's back), you'll be howling from start to finish.

This movie has already amassed a cult of people who know what to yell at the screen and when; for a movie that's being self-distributed, this rates as some kind of crap-movie miracle.

Keep an eye out for the pointless insert shots of San Francisco, which give the idea of time passing even when it doesn't: one party scene, for example, features eight of these cut-aways.

You really can't believe how terrible THE ROOM is, but at least it's entertaining, albeit in ways that the lazy-eyed, odd-bodied, English-mangling auteur never imagined. Not to be missed.

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