Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
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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
When asked in the DVD director's interview why there are so many scenes of characters playing catch with a football, Tommy Wiseau simply responded that football is fun. See more »
When Mark and Lisa rush to put on their clothes after someone knocks on the door, Lisa can be seen speaking, but there is no audio. When she says "Hurry up!" a few seconds later, it doesn't match her mouth movements. See more »
Hi, babe. I have something for you.
What is it?
Just a little something.
[Playfully hides a package behind his back, then presents it to Lisa. She opens it and pulls out a red dress]
Johnny, it's beautiful. Thank you. Can I try it on now?
Sure, it's yours.
Wait right here.
[grabs Johnny's tie and kisses him]
I'll try it on right now.
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In the DVD and theatrical versions of the film, when Johnny throws his TV out the window in the climax, it is obvious that it is daytime when the TV smashes to the ground despite taking place at night. However, in the Blu-ray transfer, a partial "day for night" filter was added. See more »
I simply couldn't keep my comments in my pocket any longer. "The Room" is an expertly crafted "black" comedy by an idiosyncratic filmmaker, but it's also much more than that.
Producer/writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau somehow managed to achieve the impossible with "The Room". Besides delivering a knee-slapping chucklefest for discriminating purveyors of alternative-style humor like myself (and my future wife, who watched it with me), this cinematic gem is also a thinly veiled love letter from Mr. Wiseau to all the ladies of the world.
This is most evident by all the time "Johnny" dedicates to keeping "Lisa" satisfied in "The Room". The prowess he displays in the bedroom is staggering. My future wife played it off, but she noticed. I mean, how could I blame her?
Just take that trademark slow-but-steady thrust Johnny delivers to Lisa's abdominal region on numerous occasions. Or how his arm stays flexed when he's spooning with her, even when he's sound asleep. Johnny hasn't even gotten started before he sets pulses racing by giving female viewers an ample opportunity to steal a glimpse of his beautiful buttocks.
I had to change me underwears four times the night we viewed this film, so it's alright by me that a guy who made me laugh THAT much captured my future wife's imagination while I was away washing up. But keep in mind...I just like to watch.
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