Getting ready to watch the comedy The Disaster Artist, starring James Franco, this weekend, I pulled up The Room, written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, to wacth once more.
I saw The Room once before, as one of the RiffTrax Live showings and it was unbelievably and unintentionally funny. The thought of watching the Room without some aid was harrowing.
Fortunately, three of the personalities at Collider Video, Mark Ellis, Dennis Tzeng and Ashley Mova recorded a movie commentary about the Room, with Mark and Ashley never having seen it before. So I pulled both of these videos up, played them simultaneously and watched away.
The Room truly is one of the worst movies of all time. It is either this one or Birdemic: Shock and Terror that take the crown. It really is hard to say.
There is not much of a story. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) is a successful banker and he seems to have a strong relationship with his future wife Lisa (Juliette Danielle), but Lisa is not happy. She engages in an affair with Johnny’s best friend Mark (Greg Sestero).
Did I mention that Mark is Johnny’s best friend?
The Room is so bad that you have to laugh at it. You can really have a good time watching this because it is so horrible. The acting, the dialogue, the plot, the sex scenes, the multiple establishing shots are all just terrible.
Honestly, I can’t imagine how a film like this gets made. And yet, here it is.
Tommy Wiseau put his heart into this project, and he has given the world, unintentionally, something to laugh about.
I am very excited about seeing the Disaster Artist this week. The film that is the making of the worst film ever. James Franco seems to be channeling the mysterious Tommy Wiseau and could be nominated for an Oscar. Is that ironic, that a film about the worst movie ever has a chance to be an Academy Award nominated film?
Thanks to Mark Ellis, Ashley Mova and Dennis Tzeng for doing this commentary. Their reactions really helped me get through the film. Because The room is definitely…