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 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.
★★★★½ review by Tom Grey on Letterboxd
Going into this I was very skeptical. It's been pushed back several times, and James Franco really hasn't stood out as a great or even that good of a director. Plus I skipped the secret screening of "T2: Trainspotting" for this, so if this sucked I probably would've hated it even more. But I am beyond happy to say this is one of my absolute favorite James Franco films. If you love the movie "The Room" it'll only add to how much you love this movie, but if you've never seen that movie or haven't even heard of it, you're still sure to enjoy this. It's a hilarious, insanely entertaining ride that surprisingly has an enormous amount of heart at it's core. People are saying it, so I might as well too, this is certainly the "Ed Wood" of this generation. I loved this film and I can't wait to see it when it finally hits theaters. Without a doubt in the top 5 James Franco performances as well. #SXSW
★★★★½ review by Ezra Cubero on Letterboxd
TIFF17 FILM #20
James Franco has done hardcore fans of The Room proud! The Disaster Artist is not only side-splittingly hilarious from beginning to end, but Franco really highlights the humanity behind Tommy Wiseau and beautifully portrays why The Room is such a special movie to so many people. In all honesty, this movie is genuinely inspiring and is a beautiful reminder of the effect that movies can have on someone, whether you be in the audience or filming on set.
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