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The Room is outdated and ahead of its time.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.
Me to my 65 year-old mother and 28 year-old sister: "Want to go see THE ROOM? Someone offered me tickets to a sold out show with the filmmaker in attendance."
Mom and sister: "What's THE ROOM?"
Now I've been disowned, and having seen this movie all the way through for the first time, I feel more spiritually drained and existentially depressed than I think was intended. I'd be a hypocrite to not say I found some pockets of miracles in the quirky inept DIYness of it all and plenty of mirth in the parts that seem to be alien misinterpretations of human behavior. Sadly it lacks a hook and reeks of garden variety failure more than the trash I usually…
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…
It's movies like this that make me wish Letterboxd allowed us to rate over 5 stars.
It's like a trainwreck that you can't help but watch in shock for two straight hours
Star ratings for a reference point on how I felt about this? Uhh. Is that possible? Lets say two snowflakes b/c I like its glorious incomprehensible fodder, despite how it is so unequivocally bad that it goes w/o saying. (or typing...as I just did. Now i'm confused.)
This Room was seriously undersold by how hilarious it is. I expected a laugh at it being dreadful, then it came out of nowhere that I'm in tears by about 10 minutes in and it almost didn't stop. Nobody told me that this happened to be the most passionate film about football w/o it being a sports film, either. Or, it's the most passionate film about throwing around a football. I think I'm…
Seriously though, this is pure, unadulterated shite.
I stopped pretending having sex without some music on.
Independientemente de como sea el resultado de The Room en el espectador, unos la tildan de obra maestra otros de una de las peores películas jamás hechas, no se puede negar la experiencia cinematográfica única que se siente al verla.
No encuentro errores técnicos en ella, pero sí en sus actuaciones y sobretodo en lo estúpido que llegan a ser muchas lineas de su guión. Lo que sí verdaderamente odié es que Tommy Wiseau venía dando una propuesta diferente, por muy mala que parezca, para terminar con ese final tan simplón.
Una verdadera película de culto indispensable. De las "Tan mala que es buena."
"YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, LISA!"
This time with Tommy Wiseau in person!
Easily one of the greatest cinematic pieces of all time. So good you have to state some of the most iconic lines:
"Ha-ha-ha, chicken, Peter, you’re just a little chicken! Cheep, cheep cheep cheep cheep chee-ee-ee-eep eeeeeeeeeeee!"
"By the way how's your sex life?"
"Don't touch me motherfuuuckeer"
"I did not hit her! It’s not true! It’s bullshit! I did not hit her! I did not! (he throws a water bottle to the floor) Oh, hi Mark."
A cult classic which everyone must watch at least once in your life.
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).