The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

DVD - 2018
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The story of the mysteriously wealthy misfit, Tommy Wiseau, the producer, director, and star of "The room," which later became an international cult film despite making no money at the box office.
Publisher: [Canada] :, Elevation Pictures,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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Vrouk
Apr 25, 2018

The movie itself is mediocre, but the performances are fantastic and deserved Oscar nominations. Outsiders try to crack Hollywood and it's really about friendship between a struggling actor and a man that might very well be a vampire (kidding, but some people actually think he is one). Tommy defies belief, but that's what makes it so compelling. It's not a great film, but the performances are worth watching.

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LauraSteinert
Apr 24, 2018

This is a "Hollywood true story." There was a man, there was a movie, and it did develop a cult following. Other than that, I have nothing nice to say. How is it okay to make fun of a mentally damaged man with a speech impediment? If they realized the closeup of a mans naked bum was pathetic / revolting, why keep it in? I don't really care what adult another adult is sexually attracted to, so why did they need to make this attractions feel so creepy? Also, by 45 minuets in, I was bored and wondering how much longer can this possibly go on. I am glad I watched it to the end because it reinforced my belief in Hollywood's rampant narcissism and incestuous self absorption.

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12eajj12
Apr 06, 2018

A creative achievement. Cult movies can be a diverse lot--consider Blade Runner v. Rocky Horror--differently appealing to dedicated audiences. The touchstone of this creative piece is cult B-movie The Room, an indie that should be seen (first, if possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVn-xI9rKNA&has_verified=1) to best consider and appreciate this work. The Room itself is prima facie funny in its pretense as drama, and this send up / doc-mockumentary is often hilarious, yet sentimental, as it showcases how friendship can support personal happiness, growth, and achievement. Fun, funny, and in ways heart warming. A winner.

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FloEh
Apr 06, 2018

I have to agree with rationallady. As well, I feel sorry for Tommy W though, he meant for his movie to be taken seriously and failed miserably. I don't think I could ever watch the movie "The Room" - it would be too heart breaking knowing the background.

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rationallady
Apr 04, 2018

This is a really weird film. In the beginning I thought this is a really bad movie...but kept remembering this movie is based on a true story. Unbelievable but true!

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jimg2000
Apr 03, 2018

Based on a true Hollywood story in the making of the 2003 cult film “The Room”, a couple of misfits who met in an acting class became fast best friends. They decided to write, direct, produce and star in their own dream movie after rejected by the LA film industry gatekeepers. With great passion, mutual support and deep pockets, they experienced the magic and misadventures of filmmaking. Though the main characters were the two misfits performed admirably by the Franco brothers, it was about film making at the core. An okay watch but personally prefer more conventional works as “Day for Night 1973 (French)”, “Ed Wood 1994”, “Boogie Nights 1997” and “Their Finest 2016.”

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lukasevansherman
Apr 01, 2018

Before watching this, you should probably see "The Room," which has become the definitive cult film of the new millennium, sort of like our "Plan 9" and "Rocky Horror." It would also be worth reading the book, co-written by Greg Sestero, who was in the film. James Franco plays (He also directs! Poorly!) the enigmatic auteur Tommy Wiseau and brother Dave plays Sestero; he's the best part of the movie. It's a lazy, uninspired, and somewhat smug recreation of a movie whose badness is almost transcendent. A lot of the motivation seems to be: Tommy has a funny accent and looks weird. Franco's performance is one note and maybe a little cruel. This is no "Ed Wood." A lot of talented people (Alison Brie, Seth Rogen, Paul Scheer) are wasted. I think a documentary, somewhat along the lines of "Best Worst Movie" (about "Troll 2") would have been far more interesting/worthwhile.

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biggeorge2k
Mar 31, 2018

You definitely need to watch "The Room" first. Both are great movies.

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blue_hawk_1144
Mar 23, 2018

This movie is great, it's inspirational and perfectly over dramatic. Especially recommended if you love filmmaking, it gets ridiculous.

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lindy919
Mar 21, 2018

This was painful to watch so I turned it off around 30 minutes in.

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Apr 03, 2018

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