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The Room is outdated and ahead of its time.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…
Tonight I discovered the best way to watch THE ROOM: With someone who has not only never seen it before, but has no idea what it is. Their reactions to the madness, particularly in the early scenes, were absolutely priceless.
Oh hai Letterboxd.
Pure masterpiece of cinema. Probably the greatest comedy ever made. Tommy Wiseau has proven that he's the best comedic director/actor/writer with this movie.
The perfect bad film. I was trying to rate it but it really is unrateable in the truest sense of the word.
"Thank you, honey, this is a beautiful party! You invited all my friends. Good thinking!"
The funniest parts are Wiseau's performance and Denny's perverted nature, but the rest is just really awkward, in its acting and writing.
Incomprehensible plot, directing choices that no other person would make, and 3 too many Skinemax homages. The claims of it being the worst movie in the world are accurate. An F of a disaster of a movie, but an A+ experience that I would recommend to everyone and anyone. C+.
No film fits into the 'So bad it's good' category better than The Room does. Makes me want to simultaneously give it half a star and five stars.
I finally did it, I watched The Room. Is it worth the hype? Uhhh, I'd say yes and no. It's a fun movie to watch with friends and laugh at how strange and incompetent it is but honestly The Room is far from the most entertaining "so bad it's good" type movie that I've seen. All the Wiseau scenes are pure comedy gold but there are lots of just pretty boring parts, luckily the movie gets more and more incompetent as it goes on. Towards the end it's pretty much so bad it's surreal.
I doubt I would rewatch this, I don't think it could entertain me on multiple watches like Samurai Cop but if anything this really made me want to read The Disaster Artist.
this is one of those films that you actually love from a cinema enthusiasts perspective but hate it as a serious film lover( and/or critic, if you are one, i personally am not) . there is not one cinematic concept that has been successfully understood by wiseau and you can tell he made this film just for the sake of making it. this is not a love child, this is an unholy bastard of a film that loved by no one including its father: mr wiseau. but at the end of the day you end up remembering it, what's more terrifying is you long for it, all that bad writing and directing and phenomenonal(ly terrible yet enjoyable) acting somehow comes together as a very memorable whole and that alone is pretty impressive.
Oh, hi Doggy!
For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).