In case you have never heard about The Room, this is the post for you: I am going to show you a new world, full of incredible scenes, dialogues, situations, stories and… cinematography. Because this is, indeed, an incredible story, in its most literal sense.
The Room is a movie, or at least it tries to be one. It has been called “the worst movie ever”, “the “Citizen Kane” of bad movies” and the list goes on because, if anything, this movie has fought against any odd to be one of the worst movies ever (I don’t want to state it as the worst one, because the world is huge and the human’s bad taste is infinite, but you get the point). This movie was written, produced AND directed by Tommy Wiseau, who was ALSO the protagonist of this said movie.
It is a “love” story about vengeance and broken hearts, filmed in the 2000’s but with an aesthetic that could be settled, without a hint of doubt, in the early 1990’s. The protagonist, Johnny (played by Tommy Wiseau), and his girlfriend, (You-Are-Tearing-Me-Apart-)Lisa, are the main characters of this masterpiece of the wrong, with the vital and really important involvement of Mark as friend of Johnny and lover of Lisa (played by Greg Sestero, who will be pretty essential for the future of this amazing story).
For a more accurate definition of the movie (and to proof that I am not making things up), I am going to quote Wikipedia:
The Room is a 2003 American independent romantic drama film starring, written, directed and produced by Tommy Wiseau. The film is primarily centered on a melodramatic love triangle among an amiable banker named Johnny (Wiseau), his deceptive fiancée Lisa (Juliette Danielle), and his conflicted best friend Mark (Greg Sestero). A significant portion of the film is dedicated to a series of unrelated subplots, most of which involve at least one supporting character and are unresolved due to the film’s inconsistent narrative structure.
Wikipedia contributors. “The Room (film).” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 21 Jul. 2017. Web.
Why is it so incredibly horrible?
Why, you ask. Here, take a seat, this is going to be quite a ride: The Room is like that friend that you know will end his/her days lying under a bridge, overcome with drugs, but you can’t stop his/her horrible situation because it is both horrible and mesmerizing at the same time. This is The Room, a horrible movie, full of errors, horrible acting and even worst script that catches your attention from the beginning til the end, and makes you part of its very own universe of jokes, repeated sentences and unique new perspectives of life. I could talk and talk about every single scene of the movie for hours but… I think the best way to “sell” the movie to you is to show you a clip from it. Enjoy it:
I knew about this movie about a couple of years ago, when I found the mitical review by Nostalgia Critic about this movie. The review itself is amazing (like always) but it promised me something I could never imagine: the anti-movie, something so horrible it is (almost) impossible to criticise and analyse properly.
The Expansion of the Universe
Nevertheless, and this is the funny part, the movie didn’t just “end” there: it continued through time. And, when I say “time” I mean book, a book written by Oh-Hi-Mark Greg Sestero talking about his experience since meeting Wiseau for the first time, until premiering the movie and all the boom effect it has had, mainly because of the Internet and its weird love for… weird things. This book is called The Disaster Artist and you can still buy it in Amazon and similar websites (I am not sure about any physical bookshop selling this one, I am sorry).
I already have it and… I can’t just wait anymore to read it!
However, HOWEVER, this is NOT the end!! This great movie couldn’t just finish with the movie itself and a book talking about the backstage. NO! That is too easy!! And now, prepare for the greatness, the mortal double spin, something even more difficult than before: THE MOVIE ABOUT THE MOVIE!!!
Yes, you have read it correctly: there is going to be a movie about the movie. It is going to be called The Disaster Artist, just as the book, since it is going to be heavily based on it, and it is going to be a movie-length “documentary”-ish about how such a horrible movie was created. And here is the double plot twist!! Because one is just not enough!!
IT IS GOING TO BE DIRECTED BY THE FRANCO BROTHERS, WHO ARE ALSO GOING TO BE THE PROTAGONISTS.
James is going to play as Tommy Wiseau and Dave will be acting as Greg Sestero (a.k.a. Oh-Hi-Mark).
Yes. It is going to happen and we are going to have more The Room than ever.
What a great time to be alive.
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