Aspiring actor Greg Sestero befriends the eccentric Tommy Wiseau. The two travel to L.A, and when Hollywood rejects them, Tommy decides to write, direct, produce and star in their own movie. That movie is The Room, which has attained cult status as the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies.Written by
In the rehearsal scene of "Waiting For Godot," the director says that it's pronounced "Guh-DOH," not "GOD-oh." However, Samuel Beckett stated that "GOD-oh" is, in fact, the correct pronunciation, thus the actor was actually correct; even though, this was, in all likelihood, not the intent here. See more »
The rooftop view from Tommy's apartment is looking southwest to downtown Los Angeles (indicating a view from Echo Park) when seen at night. Later in the film when Tommy is on his roof during the day, the background is looking southeast over Hollywood (indicating that his apartment is now located near Runyon Canyon). See more »
If you were to ask the five best filmmakers in the world right now to make a movie like this... it... it wouldn't even be in the same universe.
I was blown away. Like, like three minutes in, I turn to my friend, "This is the fucking greatest movie I've ever seen in my life."
It has withstood, like, ten years? And people are still watching a movie and talking about a movie. People aren't doing that about whatever won the Oscar for Best Picture ten years ago.
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While Corona's song "Rhythm Of The Night" plays over the credits, you can hear Tommy(Franco) singing along to the song. See more »
Never Gonna Give You Up
Written by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken (as Matthew Aitken) & Pete Waterman (as Peter Waterman)
Performed by Rick Astley
Performed by James Franco (uncredited) and Dave Franco (uncredited)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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First up, I haven't seen the Room (2003), but of course have heard a lot about it through the years, a friend of mine is a huge fan who takes part in fan screenings and carries bunch of footballs into them...
The Disaster Artist portrays Tommy Wiseau as a true enigma, which he no doubt is, he does things in his own "a bit" peculiar way. We also get to see a person with a big heart and a person in need for a true friend. There's some cheesiness towards the end of the film (not intentional, even if it's about making of the Room), but I enjoyed the movie a lot for it's heart and for the constant laughs it offers. James Franco is great as Tommy, it's so easy to ham this kind of an over the top transformation up, but that's not the case here. A really enjoyable flick.
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