The Disaster Artist

Dec 06, 17 The Disaster Artist



When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

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Tommy Wiseau’s move The Room holds a special spot in my heart. Not because it was a cinematic masterpiece, but instead I was able to find entertainment in a constant mess of a movie, especially with the interactive screenings. Over the years, I’ve learned a few quotes from the movie, and looked into the behind the scenes info. I was filled with excitement for seeing The Disaster Artist come to life as a The Room fan but even the curiosity of a solid comedy.

James Franco does a great job as Tommy. A character like Tommy is virtually impossible to play by many people, but he gets as many of his mannerisms, laughs and off beat personality down. As a director, James never lets the movie laugh at Tommy all the time, but he does still inject some empathy for Tommy’s bond with Greg, and when the world pointing at his incompetence. He’s not afraid to call out Tommy either for his questionable decisions on set and how he treated his crew.

As for any setbacks, they mostly fall in a bit of a checklist feel. While it was great seeing iconic moments in the movie played out, a couple moments don’t really connect to the plot as well as others. Also the third act has a bit of a “Hollywood” slight sappy moment that feels a little rushed in emotion.

The Disaster Artist is far from a disaster and I’m happy as The Room fan to say. It’s insanely hilarious, its heart is in the right place, and shows how sometimes our art can take us in places we don’t expect.

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