DECEMBER 8, 2017:
THE DISASTER ARTIST – The Room is one of the most notoriously bad movies ever made, and it is a joy to watch. Since it’s release, it has gain a cult following thanks to its incompetent acting, random plotlines and unintentionally hilarious dialogue. In Edmonton, Metro Cinema plays this film on the first Friday of every month. Like the Rocky Horror Picture show, each screening encourages live audience participation, with audience members throwing spoons at the screen. Now we get to see how everything went so wrong in a glorious way with The Disaster Artist.
Based on the memoir by Greg Sestero (who played Mark in the movie), the film recalls his friendship with Tommy Wiseau. Greg (Dave Franco) was young man dreamed of being an actor. It’s in one acting class that he meets Tommy Wiseau (director James Franco), an eccentric, long haired man with a weird accent. Even though Tommy’s extremely private about his personal life and a weird actor, Greg grows to admire his fearlessness and they become fast friends. Then one day, Tommy writes a play called the Room. Thus begins the misadventures that led the making of the infamous disaster.