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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 with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Johnny
... Lisa
... Mark
Philip Haldiman ... Denny (as Phillip Haldiman)
Carolyn Minnott ... Claudette (as Carolyn Minnot)
... Michelle
Mike Holmes ... Mike (as Mike Scott)
Dan Janjigian ... Chris-R
Kyle Vogt ... Peter
... Steven
Piper Gore ... Party Member #1
Kari McDermott ... Party Member #2 (as Kari McDermont)
Jennifer Vanderbliek ... Party Member #3 (as Jen Vanderbliek)
... Party Member #4 (as Bennet Dunn)
Padma Moyer ... Susan
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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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Experience this quirky new black comedy, it's a riot! See more »

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

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3 March 2004 (Australia)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,800, 30 June 2003
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The costume designer was working with a limited budget and was forced to go to thrift shops. See more »

Goofs

The entire wall shakes when Lisa lets go of the doorknob after begging Johnny to come out of the bathroom. 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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Craft Service - L.A. & S.F. Fast Food See more »

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References Hot Line (1994) See more »

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Crazy
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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inept
16 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

I've never in my life been more entertained by a film that has absolutely NO redeeming qualities. Unintentionally inept characters engage in progressively bizarre and unnatural interactions which seem to peak at erratic and unexpected intervals. The awkwardness of the actors is framed by strange pauses, jarring scripts and incredibly bizarre production techniques - there are ample 'deer in the headlights' moments, in which you can feel genuine sympathy for these people who are obviously so caught up in Tommy's strange and dominating creative control that they've failed to see any better.

Other filmmakers play with similarly surreal concepts - David Lynch for example - but this film lacks anything resembling artistic refinement, insight or self awareness placing it far from comparison. It's kind of like watching a train crash in slow motion - random, incoherent, disastrous, accidental and ultimately painful. The sense of alienation emanating from this film places the audience extremely far from being able to relate to what's happening on screen, which leaves a lot of room for uncontrollable laughter given the right circumstances.

The camera work and production techniques would not be out of place in many daytime soap operas, nor would the script and plot, but there is an undefinable quality which separates this movie from the sense mediocrity often found in such shows and instead casts it deep into the abyss of tragically bad film making where it will be forever trapped along with Wiseau's artistic integrity. This really is a new frontier.

It is truly awful, but I cannot recommend it enough.


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