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The Room (2003)

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Johnny is a successful bank executive who lives quietly in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, putting aside any scruple, she seduces Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

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Tommy Wiseau

Writer:

Tommy Wiseau
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Wiseau ... Johnny
Juliette Danielle ... Lisa
Greg Sestero ... Mark
Philip Haldiman Philip Haldiman ... Denny (as Phillip Haldiman)
Carolyn Minnott ... Claudette (as Carolyn Minnot)
Robyn Paris ... Michelle
Mike Holmes Mike Holmes ... Mike (as Mike Scott)
Dan Janjigian Dan Janjigian ... Chris-R
Kyle Vogt Kyle Vogt ... Peter
Greg Ellery Greg Ellery ... Steven
Piper Gore Piper Gore ... Party Member #1
Kari McDermott Kari McDermott ... Party Member #2 (as Kari McDermont)
Jennifer Vanderbliek Jennifer Vanderbliek ... Party Member #3 (as Jen Vanderbliek)
Bennett Dunn ... Party Member #4 (as Bennet Dunn)
Padma Moyer Padma Moyer ... Susan
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Storyline

In San Francisco, Johnny's live-in fiancee of seven years, Lisa, has been cheating on him with his friend Mark, and Johnny doesn't know. If Johnny ever found out, would Mark still be his best friend? And what other troubles lurk in his life? Written by maxkriegelnance

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Once you go in... You never come out. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The vodka used in the film is Sobieski, a Polish brand. The amber liquid is commonly believed to be scotch by fans, which has led to Johnny and Lisa's drink earning the name "scotchka", but according to the script it is in fact cognac, as specified by a deleted line said by Lisa: "You are not drinking your cognac, dear. It will taste good with the pizza." See more »

Goofs

Lisa orders a pizza that is "half Canadian bacon with pineapple, half artichoke with pesto, and light on the cheese." The half-eaten pizza seen later is a plain cheese pizza. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnny: Hi, babe. I have something for you.
Lisa: What is it?
Johnny: 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]
Lisa: Johnny, it's beautiful. Thank you. Can I try it on now?
Johnny: Sure, it's yours.
Lisa: Wait right here.
[grabs Johnny's tie and kisses him]
Lisa: I'll try it on right now.
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Crazy Credits

Craft Service - L.A. & S.F. Fast Food See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Cell (2011) See more »

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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 Movie [0/10] The Experience [10/10] A TRUE CINEMATIC PARADOX!
19 January 2019 | by tom-2979See all my reviews

Okay - quality of the movie [0/10] Enjoyability of the movie [10/10]

Total paradox, right?

This is the absolute pinnacle of bad story, bad dialogue, bad editing, bad plot.. I mean, I'm saying 'bad' like there actually is any of these elements within the film. The editing makes no sense, it seems randomly cut with continuity errors, there are lines like 'What's going on with the candles and the music' when there ARE NO candles or music.. The entire thing is absurd. But what makes it truly unique is that it was done entirely seriously, this is not a tongue in cheek production like low budget bad movies that know they are catering to an audience who expect to laugh at the poor effects and story.. No, this man, Tommy Wuseau, honestly, genuinely thought he was crafting his magnum opus, masterpiece of cinema.

Is it good? Absolutely, definitely not.

However - as a movie EXPERIENCE. I watched this with some of my family, warning them it was terrible, but we had one of the funniest, most incredible bonding experiences in cinematic history - As we collectively picked apart every camera angle, wobbly set, insane use of props, costume, music that skips, repeats, continuity, edits, plot and dialogue. There is not one redeeming moment in the entire movie. Even if there is a single well crafted line (there isn't) it would have to be spoken by either a terrible actor or by Tommy himself, who's accent sounds like it was in a European car crash . We all laughed until it HURT, and for that.. I have to give the experience a 10/10. I've never enjoyed a movie more with friends and family more than this one.. EVER.

I head that the experience is similar in theatres that still show this film for precisely this reason. Everybody dresses up as their favourite character, recites every line and throws spoons at the screen every time one inexplicably ends up on screen (it's a lot.. is there a reason behind this 'artistic' decision. No. There is no reason for anything)

There is more and more to notice about this film every time I watch it.. Most recently, how the architecture of the building makes no sense whatsoever. They appear to be on the ground floor, but exiting from the other side causes them to end up on the roof - at night. It's things like this that could inspire a PhD in studying the intricate insanity and entirely non sequitur values of every moment in The Room.

Do I recommend it? Well.. how can I not. Everyone needs to see this movie at least once, after a couple of drinks and with friends. It's even funnier than Weekend at Bernies after taking magic mushrooms.

I almost died laughing from a hypoxic brain injury, unable to catch my breath - narrowly avoiding giggling myself into a coma.

The finest abdominal workout video ever made.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$549,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,971,497
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Wiseau-Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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