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

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$9,283,951, 12 December 2017
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Trivia

James Franco and Seth Rogen have worked together numerous times, such as in Freaks and Geeks (1999), Knocked Up (2007), Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), The Sound and the Fury (2014), The Interview (2014), The Night Before (2015), Sausage Party (2016), F for Franco (2016) and Zeroville (2018). See more »

Goofs

Post-2003 cars sporadically drive in the background. See more »

Quotes

Philip: Hey, Tommy, how old is Denny supposed to be?
Tommy Wiseau: He your age. 15-16 years old boy.
Philip: Tommy... I'm... I'm 26
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There is a scene after the credits where James Franco as Tommy Wiseau has a conversation with Henry, who is played by the real Tommy Wiseau in a cameo. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: James Franco/SZA (2017) See more »

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Written by Mike Bordin (as Michael Bordin), Roddy Bottum, Jim Martin (as James Martin), Billy Gould (as Bill Gould) & Mike Patton
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Far From a "Disaster"
30 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Tommy Wiseau's move The Room holds a special spot in my heart. Not because it was a cinematic masterpiece, but instead i was able to find entertainment in a constant mess of a movie. Over the years, I've learned a lot of quotes from the movie, all the hidden details and as many behind the scenes info as possible. I was filled with excitement for seeing The Disaster Artist come to life as a The Room fan but even the curiosity of a solid comedy.

Greg (Dave Franco) is a young timid actor trying to find his footing as a actor, and becomes fascinated by the fearless actor in his class Tommy (James Franco). They grow a personal brotherly bond and Tommy influences Greg to go off to Los Angeles with him to be big stars. As they begin to feel every door closed in their face, they begin to create their own movie with Tommy's bottomless account. And it wouldn't be long until the movie spirals into chaos and turns into something they never expected.

James Franco does a great job as Tommy. A character like Tommy is virtually impossible to play by many people, but he gets as many of his mannerisms, laughs and off beat personality down. As a director, James never lets the movie laugh at Tommy all the time, but he does still inject some empathy for Tommy's bond with Greg, and when the world pointing at his incompetence. He's not afraid to call out Tommy either for his questionable decisions on set and how he treated his crew. There was one great line of dialogue said that the actor believes that Tommy's movie is about "how the universe betrayed him", and it actually opened my view of The Room after 5 years knowing this movie.

As for any setbacks, they mostly fall in a bit of a checklist feel. While it was great seeing iconic moments in the movie played out, a couple moments don't really connect to the plot as well as others. Also the third act has a bit of a "Hollywood" slight sappy moment that feels a little rushed in emotion.

The Disaster Artist is far from a disaster and I'm happy as The Room fan to say. It's insanely hilarious, it's hearts in the right place and shows how sometimes our art can take us in places we don't expect.

Rating: 9.6 / 10


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