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The Room (2003)
Different ratings for different mindsets
IMDb you have two sets of rating systems, especially for movies like this.
If you were to rate this movie as an objective, unbiased (or even seasoned and jaded) viewer, and you were to compare it against any other movie (literally any other movie ever made), no matter if you're a professional movie critic and work for a major metropolitan newspaper or a random adolescent who stumbled upon this, you would most likely have the same opinion: this is the worst movie ever made. You would most likely rate this movie is three out of 10 (and it automatically gets two stars just because of the fact that it actually is a real existing movie, almost like the SATs, where you get 500 points just for writing your name correctly).
But the brilliance about this movie is that it even fails on that level. At a critical point in the movie, one of the characters dramatically The protagonist by his actual real name and not by his character name. I'm sure this is commonplace in many low-budget bad movies, but after reading about the production of the film, and how they had to do 50 takes for the Simplest dialogue driven scenes (oh hai mark), this piece of information is absolutely hilarious and mind-boggling, and is a true testament to the amazingly awesome awfulness that is this film, and the seeing this film is the only way to fully appreciate and understand what I mean.
Another testament to how bad and at the same time amazing this film is is the sheer fact that I am , a casual moviegoer who rarely posts on IMDb, is taking all of this time to articulate my thoughts on it as if it was a college literature paper. You can tell just by watching it that Johnny wisseau really Poured his heart and soul this movie, and, more disturbingly, his true to life emotional and personal problems. I never thought I would say this but this brings a different level of poignancy to the film.
Since it has been released, "the room" has become a massive cult classic (deservedly so ) to the point where James Franco is making a movie about the making of it. Many, including myself, feel that this cheapens the amazing one-of-a-kind spectacle that the movie is; but at the same time it really drives home and gives legitimacy to this unintentional modern cult classic and how far-reaching this movie is.
This is one of those films where you make your friends watch 10 minutes of it. At first they are confused and angry and want to watch something else. But after 10 minutes they can't keep their eyes off of it and are captivated by all it's glory. Johnny Wisseau's acting and directing are what it look like if an alien came from Mars, took over a humans body, and tried their awkward and damned hardest to act and fit in like a normal human being.
There is not enough to be said about this film and if you've taken the time to read this diatribe that you are obviously already intrigued.
In closing, "the room" may be rated a three on IMDb, but in the Echleon of horrible movies that are so that are so bad that they're amazing, it is "the Godfather part two".