Recently I was contemplating making a list of my favorite scenes in film, but I decided that instead of just…
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The Room is outdated and ahead of its time.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.
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.
Did the San Francisco Tourism Bureau finance the opening credit sequence? Why is a grown couple hanging out with a 14-year-old rando? Are they done having sex yet? Why is there a decorative shower in their bedroom? Do the gods know there’s a mortal named Mark with hair that luscious? Why is he surprised Lisa’s coming onto him when she called him “baby” over the phone earlier? Was the camera supposed to go out of focus? Wait, why are they kissing now? What happened between kissing her and Mark telling her he wasn't going to do it? Are they seriously going to have sex on a hard-ass, uncarpeted, cramped spiral staircase? Are they done having sex yet? Wait, have they…
The Room is undoubtedly an experience beyond the normal. Just like Troll 2 it is so utterly poor that the number of laugh out louds are almost uncountable, yet it is difficult to say what I really make of it.
Tommy Wiseau; producer, writer, director and star of the film probably takes the price as "the worlds worst" in every one of those categories. However, that is precisely why I enjoyed watching the film.
There is no doubt that, from now on, me and my friends have to films to switch between when we decide to do movie based drinking games, and I do believe the inebriation will be stronger by drinking every time something is bad in The Room.…
Something to behold...
While my negative star rating contradicts these phrases, that simply from an analytical standpoint. The writing is awful. The acting is painful. The direction...isn't their. HOWEVER. This leads to one of the most unintentionally hilarious cult experiences ever made and I highly recommend at least one viewing.
It will TEAR YOU APART.
I DID NOT HIT HER. IT'S NOT TRUE. THIS IS BULLSHIT...
OH HI, MARK.
I’m giving this five stars more as an appreciation of the hugely entertaining experience of watching the film than as a judgement on the quality of the film itself. The Room lives up to its reputation as one of the worst films ever made, where every single creative choice seems to be the wrong one. But, somehow, Tommy Wiseau has made a drama that doesn’t realise it’s a comedy, and this becomes simultaneously one of the worst and one of the most enjoyable films you can watch. Seeing it in the packed Prince Charles cinema in London with an audience that knows the film all too well is quite an experience, and it’s hard to find anything else that is so poorly conceived, but in such a hilarious fashion.
Just finished this work of art. I still don't know whether to rate this half a star or five stars. Oh, and Hi Mark!
I still don't know whether to rate this half a star or five stars.
Where do I even begin with this movie? First of all, I guess it's difficult to really find a fully accurate rating for the film. I mean, on a personal level, The Room is easily a 4 star film or more, at least for me anyway. I've seen it multiple times now and with each repeat viewing I keep discovering new things about the film that somehow make it that much more absurd every single time. That said, on a purely artistic level, the film probably deserves negative 5 stars or so if that were even possible because The Room truly is a disaster on a nearly cataclysmic level. The film's story, and I use the term loosely, is based…
oh hai mark
ha ha ha
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).