5 reasons to see The Disaster Artist
It took someone like James Franco to breathe a new life into the cult classic, The Room.
Franco has directed a string of independent films that have barely seen the light of day, but with The Disaster Artist, he has a true winner. The film is already one of the most talked about of the year, and it puts together an ensemble of comedy heavyweights, which guarantees that the film should not be missed.
If you're unfamiliar, The Room is a 2003 film directed, written by, and starring one Tommy Wiseau. It's an unintentionally hilarious melodrama that you truly need to see to believe, as words cannot describe the disaster that this film is. Years later, one of the film's co-stars, Greg Sestero, wrote a memoir about his friendship with Wiseau and about what it was like making The Room. That memoir is "The Disaster Artist", which James Franco has directed for the big screen, and which is now playing in theatres.
As fans of The Room and as fans of The Disaster Artist, we're here to break down five reasons why you need to watch this film below!
Almost every funny person in Hollywood makes an appearance in The Disaster Artist, whether they're just a cameo or have a significant role. Not only that, but everyone is truly great in this film and at the top of their game. The cast even includes people who you may not have expected to be as hilarious as they are, like Josh Hutcherson or Zac Efron, who steals every scene he's in.
It's almost hard to believe that The Disaster Artist is a true story. Tommy Wiseau is not some made up character. He's a real person who is still riding on the bizarre success of "the worst film ever made", and in fact, the movie adaptation of The Disaster Artist will make him an even bigger household name. Once you see the film, you'll barely believe the events that took place on the making of this film. We also highly recommend reading the actual book, "The Disaster Artist", which is masterful in its own right.
The End Credits
Not to spoil the fun, but the end credits of The Disaster Artist features side by side re-enactments with the actual film The Room. While The Disaster Artist itself is hilarious, this is also one of the funniest moments of the film, as these actors are so spot on with their impressions, and the scenes that they parody are so iconic.
Considering the fact that Tommy Wiseau is probably one of the strangest people to have ever had any kind of success in Hollywood, The Disaster Artist is a film full of heart and inspiration. It's a story about following your dreams no matter what the obstacles are. And the film never feels like it's making fun of Wiseau. The "character" is portrayed with a lot of care and pathos.
Which takes us to the man behind it all, James Franco, who both directed the film and stars as Tommy Wiseau. Franco really gives this story the love that it deserves. Working off a very true adaptation of the book with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber's script, Franco really pours his heart into this film and it is apparent. As a director, the film is a seamless comedy from beginning to end that really takes you into what the experience of making The Room was like, but as an actor, James Franco portrays Tommy Wiseau so brilliantly, and yet it never feels like a cheap impression. He truly gets into the mind of Wiseau, and it might be because Franco himself understands the struggle of making a film and trying to earn a place in the hearts of audiences everywhere.
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