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The Room (DVD)
Member Name: bhayanid
The Room (DVD)
Date: 13/11/12, updated on 13/11/12 (43 review reads)
Advantages: A great comedy
Disadvantages: None worth mentioning
The room is possibly the most legendary film of all time and has a massive cult following. It is any good, well that is where the debate is. I think it is the perfect example of a film being so bad, that it is good and as such I personally love it. I can see the other review gave this one star, so I will definitely have to counter it.
A rich banker faces the biggest crises of his life when everything around him starts to fall apart. Everyone who has ever loved betrays him, how will he deal with this and turn his life around.
Tommy Wiseau - Johnny
Juliette Danielle - Lisa
Greg Sestero - Mark
Philip Haldiman - Denny
Carolyn Minnott - Claudette
So as you can see the main star is Tommy Wiseau who is also the writer, the producer and the director. He really does do it all. Clearly he is providing the budget as well, so I guess he can do what he wants. What I like is that he has genuinely tried to make a classic film here, about a man seeking some form of redemption, but the film is just hilarious that I don't even know where to start.
Firstly he can't act, well neither can any of his co-stars but he really steals the show. The acting is so bad, that every line he utters will crack you up, especially when he goes for the dramatic scenes. It is beyond bad acting, and Tommy himself says he is American, well he may be a citizen, but no way he was born in America, I refuse to believe that. That accent he has is a thing of wonder.
Now in terms of the plot it is just all over the place. They bring up random topics, and never refer to them ever again, like the mother saying she has breast cancer or a random drug dealer who appears. Then there are plenty of random characters who also literally appear for a few seconds, just so many pointless scenes. The characters all seem confused and go around acting like idiots, but it makes for enthralling viewing. Just nonstop amazement.
What is funny is that after people started to turn this in to a comedy, Tommy Wiseau quickly jumped on the band wagon himself saying he intended to make it exactly as it is and it is a 'black comedy'. Well we all know that is a lie and that's what makes it even more funny. That someone tried this hard to make a good movie and failed so miserably.
I wish I could give this five stars, but I simply cannot, there were a couple of boring scenes and its very rare for me to find a movie that is perfect, however this movie is so close to perfect that is scares me and for that I give it four stars.
Summary: Funny although this was not intended