December 08, 2017

R: December 8th, 2017 | R: 98 minutes | R: R

For those of you that don't know, The Room is suppose to be the worse movie ever made. When I watched The Room for the first time about two weeks before seeing The Disaster Artist, I found myself laughing and feeling excited during the movie with the audience yelling, throwing, and cursing at the screen. So I went into The Disaster Artist with the same mind set, and that was a bad idea.

Now James Franco brings an awesome performance of Tommy Wiseau, can anyone say Oscar nom. Wiseau is the creator and main star of The Room, and The Disaster Artist tells the story of him creating The Room and how he did it. Jame Franco for sure brings his A game when it comes to Tommy Wiseau, he sounds oddly just like him, and even has the same weird walk he does.

Does this movie bring the comedy, yes, but it's not the same comedy you would find in The Room. This is more of an artistic comedy, and it pans to the Oscar community more than just a general audience. While I'm sure James Franco will see an Oscar Nom, the movie itself probably will not. That being said, I would see this movie it I was you. It's not just the fact that it is short, sweet, funny, and pretty good, if you're a fan of The Room, then you might like this movie even more.

Rating: 3 out of 5

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This movie is about the making of the now cult famous, “The Room” which is marked as “the worst movie ever made” it stars James Franco as Tommy Wiseau and Dave Franco as his best friend, Greg. They meet in an acting class and decide to move to Hollywood to pursue their acting careers. After a lot of rejection they decide to make their own movie funded by Tommy, he has an abundance of money and no one knows where it comes from. Tommy writes the movie called “The Room”.

I have not seen The Room myself, I just went to the movie and honestly had no idea what I was going to watch. I ended up loving it! It takes you through the dynamics of friendships, heartache, and the struggles that come with accepting people for who they are.

I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this film, I think you will too even if you haven’t seen the movie it’s based off of.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Greg Sestero (played by Dave Franco) is a 19 year old actor, looking to make it big in Hollywood. When he meets the odd and fearless Tommy Wiseau (played by James Franco) in their acting class, they form a unique friendship. They then come to the conclusion that nothing will happen if they do not move out to Los Angeles. So the pair moves out to Hollywood and create the cult classic “The Room”.

Now while this film could have been a borderline roast of Tommy Wiseau and “The Room”, the Franco brothers actually create a film that dives into Tommy and Greg’s lives. It shows the actual problems faced on the set of this bizarre film. And it shows the filmmakers actual lives. The Disaster Artist is directed by James Franco (who previously directed “The Institute” and “Black Dog, Red Dog”) and was based on the book written by the real life actor Greg Sestero (previously seen in “The Room” and “Best F(r)iends”). To start, the script is absolutely great. It captures exactly how the reactions would be on the set of “The Room”. Right from the very beginning of this film, you can tell that you are in for a wonderful experience. The attention to detail is absolutely perfect. And the way it is shot has such a behind the scenes vibe. All these elements mesh together perfectly.

Now this film has a massive cast and is filled with a bunch of cameos. But James Franco (previously seen in “Why Him?” and “Spider-Man”) as Tommy Wiseau absolutely kills it. Not only does he have the voice down to a perfection, but he captures all of Tommy’s mannerisms flawlessly. This film also dives very deep into Wiseau’s life and how he handled stressful situations, and James handles it brilliantly. Dave Franco (previously seen in “Neighbors” and “21 Jump Street”) did a great job as Greg Sestero. He was able to show how badly he wanted to be an actor, as well as his frustration with Tommy at points throughout the film.

Overall this film is absolutely fantastic. All the different elements merge together resulting in a very well made film. It is definitely a biography as oppose to a comedy, but the situational humor is fantastic. And James Franco’s performance absolutely steals the show. I would recommend all fans of filmmaking to see “The Room” and then see “The Disaster Artist” as soon as possible!

Rating: 4 out of 5

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