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The Room (2003)

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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

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Tommy Wiseau

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Tommy Wiseau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Wiseau ... Johnny
Juliette Danielle ... Lisa
Greg Sestero ... Mark
Philip Haldiman Philip Haldiman ... Denny (as Phillip Haldiman)
Carolyn Minnott ... Claudette (as Carolyn Minnot)
Robyn Paris ... Michelle
Mike Holmes Mike Holmes ... Mike (as Mike Scott)
Dan Janjigian Dan Janjigian ... Chris-R
Kyle Vogt Kyle Vogt ... Peter
Greg Ellery ... Steven
Piper Gore Piper Gore ... Party Member #1
Kari McDermott Kari McDermott ... Party Member #2 (as Kari McDermont)
Jennifer Vanderbliek Jennifer Vanderbliek ... Party Member #3 (as Jen Vanderbliek)
Bennett Dunn ... Party Member #4 (as Bennet Dunn)
Padma Moyer Padma Moyer ... Susan
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Storyline

In San Francisco, we follow Johnny, a man who has a girlfriend, Lisa, and also his best friend, Mark. Lisa has been cheating on Johnny with Mark and Johnny doesn't know! Will Johnny ever find out? Will Mark still be Johnny's best friend? Written by maxkriegelnance

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2004 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Room See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$549,602

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,618,655
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wiseau-Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Greg Sestero, the character of Lisa is based on a woman to whom Tommy Wiseau once proposed with a $1,500 diamond engagement ring, but who "betrayed [him] several times", resulting in the breakup of their relationship. Sestero further postulates that Wiseau based Lisa's explicit conniving on the character Tom Ripley, after Wiseau had a profound emotional reaction to The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). See more »

Goofs

Denny is eating an apple while Johnny and Lisa are upstairs. Denny climbs the spiral staircase with the apple in one hand. In the next scene, Denny climbs to the top of the stairs without the apple. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnny: Hi, babe. I have something for you.
Lisa: What is it?
Johnny: Just a little something.
[Playfully hides a package behind his back, then presents it to Lisa. She opens it and pulls out a red dress]
Lisa: Johnny, it's beautiful. Thank you. Can I try it on now?
Johnny: Sure, it's yours.
Lisa: Wait right here.
[grabs Johnny's tie and kisses him]
Lisa: I'll try it on right now.
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Craft Service - L.A. & S.F. Fast Food See more »

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In the DVD and theatrical versions of the film, when Johnny throws his TV out the window in the climax, it is obvious that it is daytime when the TV smashes to the ground despite taking place at night. However, in the Blu-ray transfer, a partial "day for night" filter was added. See more »

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The "Plan 9 from Outer Space" of chamber dramas
23 February 2004 | by NeelyOSee all my reviews

Forget all the three-line raves this movie has received (which all seem to be suspiciously similar in tone). THE ROOM is one of those rare laugh-riots that is so fantastically inept as to border on genius. While most bad movies offer a handful of terrible scenes divided by stretches of just plain dull, writer-director-producer-star Tommy Wiseau's film offers one moment of disaster after another.

Whether it's the made-up-by-fifth-graders dialogue, the deer-in-headlights performances, or the positively icky sex scenes (love those smushed rose petals on the chubby girl's back), you'll be howling from start to finish.

This movie has already amassed a cult of people who know what to yell at the screen and when; for a movie that's being self-distributed, this rates as some kind of crap-movie miracle.

Keep an eye out for the pointless insert shots of San Francisco, which give the idea of time passing even when it doesn't: one party scene, for example, features eight of these cut-aways.

You really can't believe how terrible THE ROOM is, but at least it's entertaining, albeit in ways that the lazy-eyed, odd-bodied, English-mangling auteur never imagined. Not to be missed.


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