Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Can you ever really trust anyone?
Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. The happy-go-lucky guy sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.
Tommy Wiseau as Johnny a romantic at heart with a heartless fiancé who's shagging his best friend in the quintessential so bad it's bad film. Golden Gate Bridge. Swashbuckling music. The way Tommy says "Hi babe." Curious Denny. Pillow fight. Slow dancing. Rose petals and boobs. The way Tommy wiggles his ass while he is having simulated sex. Mommy dearest. Lisa's pouty face. Of course the "other man" has a badass beard. Mark's teeth. Is it hot in here? More ladies need to use that line. Trust me it will work. Oh hell yes! This seduction scene music sounds like a cross between Sade and TLC. Sexy florist. How long is free months? Lisa kinda looks like a Ninja Turtle…
I finally watched this and I now think that no words of mine can do it justice and only the words from the film itself can do that. For those who have watched the film it would be a trip down your cherished memory lane and for those who haven't the following would be reasons why it is criminal not to see this at least once in your lifetime. So here it goes.
Mark: How was work today?
Johnny: Oh, pretty good. We got a new client and the bank will make a lot of money.
Mark: What client?
Johnny: I cannot tell you; it's confidential.
Mark: Aw, come on. Why not?
Johnny: No, I can't. Anyway, how is…
"The Room" masterfully written, directed, produced, and starring Tommy Wiseau tells the Shakespearean tragedy of Johnny, a banker who is betrayed by the "love of his life", Lisa. Fueled by powerful performances and flawless directing, "The Room" is a masterpiece in filmmaking that will definetely leave it's audience speechless.
Wiseau's face is a Picasso.
The Room is outdated and ahead of its time.
It goes from appallingly bad to hilariously bad to post modernist Nirvana.
I have to rate it five stars for even that cannot make sense.
I'm not religious any more I gave it up for lent! But this film was so horrid I nearly posted and asked everyone to light candles and pray that I survive this film to live yet another day! But then I thought to myself if there really was a god this film never would have seen the light of day! ;-)
The script was atrocious! The acting was a joke! Directing was non existent! I honestly couldn't find one single element in the film that actually worked! The first obvious mistake was that it was written, directed and starred Tommy Wiseau!
Any who I was befuddled as to the reason why someone would request that I personally view it! So…
This review reportedly contains lubricant.
Many auteurs have existed during the evolution of cinema, dealing with transcendent themes that ultimately characterize the human condition. This representation of humanity through an audiovisual artform causes an epiphanic reaction in the captive spectator, as his/her human traits are either mirrored, exaggerated or dramatized, and in combination with the viewer's unique personality, way of thinking and way of feeling, cinema finally reaches a potential state of the aforementioned transcendence, an ethereal state in the viewer of personal identification that can only be consummated in perpetuity.
Tommy Wiseau, an immaculate director, screenwriter, actor and producer, conceives what seemingly is a simple melodramatic…
Crazy crowd mentality to feed off of but with Wiseau there, it did highlight the fact we are laughing at a mentally ill man’s ‘masterpiece’.
Can't say no to the Wiseau.
One of the funniest films ever, and not for the right reasons.
70% out of 100%
Well, I finally saw The Room. And it mostly lives up to its hype. I hesitate to say that it's so-bad-it's-good; it's far too strange for smug "ironic" appreciation. This is a film committed to its masturbatory vision, and to sharing it with the world. But it does so in such a surreal, unnatural way that the concepts of "goodness" or "badness" are rendered completely irrelevent. Because watching The Room play out is a joy; it gives the viewer the chance to see through the eyes of someone experiencing Film for the first time... and misunderstanding everything. This thing has tonal shifts so violent you could get whiplash; characters snap between wide-eye'd puppy love to venomous misogyny at the drop…
The funniest bad movie I've ever seen.
Vrlo verovatno najgori film svih vremena. Sve je takooooo pogresno u njemu. Potpuno novo iskustvo gledanja filma. Pet zvedica jer ga u suprotnom ne bi pogledali.
Fuck, I don't know, there is something about The Room, something magical, it does something to you and YOU CANNOT FOR THE ABSOLUTE LIFE OF YOU look away from the screen. Everything, from the dialogue, the subplots(?), the acting, everything is too absurd to be stupid. Tommy Wiseau is either the stupidest man in the film industry or the cinematic genious that the world has ever seen.
As for the rating, half star is the same as five.
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
- Donnie Darko
- Morvern Callar
- Irma Vep
- Miami Blues
- Babe: Pig in the City
For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
- Under the Skin
- Tropical Malady
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Inland Empire
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).