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The Disaster Artist (2017)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Greg / 'Mark'
... Tommy / 'Johnny'
... Sandy
... Juliette / 'Lisa'
... Amber
... Carolyn / 'Claudette'
... Raphael
... Dan / 'Chris-R'
... Philip / 'Denny'
... Robyn / 'Michelle'
... Mrs. Sestero
... Peter
... Scott Holmes / 'Mike'
... Kyle Vogt / 'Peter'
... Todd
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Storyline

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 rorybobglynn

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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8 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,211,345, 3 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,120,616, 8 March 2018
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Trivia

A24 is best known for their films Lady Bird, Moonlight, The Florida Project, Spring Breakers, The Lobster, The Witch, and Ex Machina. See more »

Goofs

James Franco, who has brown eyes, wore colored contacts to more closely resemble Wiseau; however, in some early scenes such as the cafe, Franco is not wearing colored contacts. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Schklair: [Watching the flower shop scene] Who doesn't recognize that guy?
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Crazy Credits

The school desk in the Point Grey Pictures title sequence contains a rose and a picture of a spoon. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

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Written by Donnie Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, Amir Shakir & Dan Hartman
Performed by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (as Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch)
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hollow
17 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

There was an odd buzz surrounding this film, that in my opinion was totally unmerited. It just scratches the surface of the story and embellishes some things. I'm someone who is not a fan of The Room because, well it's really bad. That being said I really wanted to see what Franco had to offer here as far as unpacking what the hell caused the debacle of a film. Really Disaster Artist was an empty look and borders on biography and parody. I found the end to be very very overdone and from what I know, entirely fabricated.


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