3.7/10
78,585
617 user 113 critic

The Room (2003)

Trailer
0:32 | Trailer
Johnny is a successful bank executive who lives quietly in a San Francisco townhouse with his future wife, Lisa. One day, putting aside any scruple, she seduces Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Director:

Tommy Wiseau

Writer:

Tommy Wiseau
Reviews
Popularity
1,072 ( 209)
Bottom Rated Movies #61 | 1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor
Big Shark (2020)
Horror

Three firefighters must save New Orleans from a shark attack.

Director: Tommy Wiseau
Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Isaiah LaBorde
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

Director: James Nguyen
Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A computer-scientist/novelist reunites with his childhood friend, hacks into government databases, and faces the dire and fateful consequences of the mystical actions he obtained as a child.

Director: Neil Breen
Stars: Neil Breen, Klara Landrat, Jennifer Autry
Short | Music | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

From the rubble of a failed industrial world, comes a man destined to change the future. A bounty hunter in search of love and justice in a population full of mutants, freaks, and cannibals.

Director: Jennifer Juniper Stratford
Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Zumi Rosow, Zachary Abels
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When a drifter befriends a quirky mortician, an unlikely business partnership is formed. Paranoia soon develops, however, and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty.

Director: Justin MacGregor
Stars: Greg Sestero, Tommy Wiseau, Kristen StephensonPino
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

It's 25 years later, and police detective Frank Washington is forced to team up again with his long estranged partner Joe Marshall to investigate a series of assassinations, in a case with ingredients they could never have imagined.

Director: Gregory Hatanaka
Stars: Mathew Karedas, Mark Frazer, Bai Ling
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Leaving the mortician adrift, the drifter finds himself on an expedition across the Southwest encountering wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles.

Director: Justin MacGregor
Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Kristen StephensonPino
Samurai Cop (1991)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

Director: Amir Shervan
Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Mathew Karedas, Janis Farley
Troll 2 (1990)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director: Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey
The Tommy Wi-Show (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Sci-Fi | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Cult film star Tommy Wiseau is abducted by aliens, taken to a weird remote moon base, and forced to play video games.

Stars: Brock LaBorde, Tommy Wiseau, Justine Ezarik
Double Down (2005)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A brilliant computer loner seizes Las Vegas and its terrorist attack, while fighting against his fits of clinical depression and obsession for romance and death.

Director: Neil Breen
Stars: Neil Breen, Laura Hale, Mike Brady
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Tommy Wiseau, Denny has some sort of mental disorder, which explains his behaviour in the film. Philip Haldiman was not told about this. 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.
See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

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
See more »

User Reviews

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.


95 of 98 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 617 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Room See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$549,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,787,629
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wiseau-Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed