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The Disaster Artist (2017)

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When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

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Storyline

Aspiring actor Greg Sestero befriends the eccentric Tommy Wiseau. The two travel to L.A, and when Hollywood rejects them, Tommy decides to write, direct, produce and star in their own movie. That movie is The Room, which has attained cult status as the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies. Written by rorybobglynn

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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8 December 2017 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,211,345, 3 December 2017, Limited Release

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$20,747,937, 22 January 2018
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In real life Greg and Tommy did not move to Los Angeles at the same time. Wiseau offered his LA apartment to Greg rent free for several months, while Tommy came and went from San Francisco at random. Once Greg had booked some small gigs Wiseau suddenly moved in full time to the LA apartment, demanded rent from Greg and set up the divider in the living room as seen in this film. See more »

Goofs

Between cuts once Tommy and Greg are in front of the screen at the premier, Tommy's sunglasses move from being on his head to on his face. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Wiseau: Los Angeles, everybody want to be star. All the pretty boys. They're lining up for the big shot.
Greg Sestero: Just uh, just have to get lucky, I guess.
Tommy Wiseau: No. No. It's not luck, Greg. Greg, you have to be the best. You have to be the best you can be. And never give up.
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Crazy Credits

While Corona's song "Rhythm Of The Night" plays over the credits, you can hear Tommy(Franco) singing along to the song. See more »

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References Ready to Rumble (2000) See more »

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Finally
Written by Ce Ce Peniston, Felipe Delgado, Rodney Jackson & E.L. Linnear
Performed by Ce Ce Peniston (as CeCe Peniston)
Courtesy of A&M Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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James Franco breaks new ground
8 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Ed Wood was Stanley Kubrick compared to Tommy Wiseau but James Franco treats him with such loving care that we can connect with his humanity without letting his eccentricities pull us away from him. That, I think, was the most moving aspect of this outrageous true life tale. James Franco is spectacular keeping it true and real in a character that lent itself for caricature. Dave Franco, James's brother in real life is the most believable instant soulmate of the James Dean wannabe. Seth Rogen is also perfect as the one knows that they're in for a major disaster and yet sees the whole thing to the bitter end. I must confess I hadn't heard of The Room but now it's on top of my list of films I want to see next.


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