The Disaster Artist
Directed by James Franco
An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.
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★★★★ review by davidehrlich on Letterboxd
this movie is a gift to the world. a true mitzvah. "a pure good," to quote Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List (as I do on the regular).
James Franco's performance as Tommy Wiseau is so good that Daniel Day-Lewis had to retire out of shame. i look forwards to pushing him for major acting awards all season long.
i have *no* idea how this will play for those who are unfamiliar with THE ROOM, but for me… this was heaven.
★★★★½ review by Ben Scanga on Letterboxd
Edit 1: I hate all of you for making this my second most liked review
★★★★★ review by Jacko on Letterboxd
According to Greg Sestero in our Pre-Screening Q&A Tommy said he likes 99.9% of this and if that's somehow not enough to convince you that this is a masterpiece here's my review:
The Disaster Artist is the craziest, strangest, most heartwarming, and without a doubt in my mind the funniest film I've ever seen. James Franco owns the screen as the ever eccentric Tommy Wiseau, just give him all the awards now. Dave Franco, in the best performance of his career, is extremely unlucky to be overshadowed by James' brilliance here because he is simply fantastic as Greg Sestero (Greg himself gave it the tick of approval before the film started). Not a single second of this is dull, it left me and the whole cinema for that matter in absolute stitches so many times throughout, but the best parts are when they completely change it up and drop some really emotional scenes in there... Their return to San Francisco in particular is magnificent. The ending is incredibly beautiful, the split-screen comparison at the beginning of the credits is the greatest thing to ever hit the big screen and you thought i was done? Nope. The after-credits scene is the most meta thing in existence. So basically, the last 10 minutes of this are heaven for any fan of The Room. You thought Thor: Ragnarok had good cameos? You ain't seen nothing yet. Also, my theory that every film who plays Good Vibrations by Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch is incredible continues.
"If a lot of people love each other, the world would be a better place to live." Bless you, Tommy.
(Greg Sestero's favorite film is Drive, i think we should introduce him to letterboxd)
★★★½ review by alex on Letterboxd
oh so good it’s cured my sickness!
one irk: this doesn’t feel the need to go further than bask in the illustrious acceptance handed to wiseau/sestero, somewhat hard to fault considering there’s no evidence on how other pieces come to play, just disheartening.
everything else is sweetly amusing, Franco is quite literally perfect. he trades meta for an actualized summation between him and wiseau and i can’t say i’ve seen such physical rhetoric anytime recently. quite blissful
★★★★ review by Matt Singer on Letterboxd
I would pay a lot of money to watch a shot-for-shot remake of The Room starring the cast of The Disaster Artist. Full review at ScreenCrush.
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