The Disaster Artist is certainly as compassionate as the reviews have been suggesting, but it's compassionate in a way I wasn't expecting. Tommy Wiseau has been in the public eye long enough to be a sort of hipster-ironic household name, but he's never been humanized on a screen quite like this before. James Franco is not playing Tommy as the image we've come to love. He's a seriously flawed, deeply sad individual driven by raw ambition. Tommy is a difficult…
The first hour is very good
The second hour is fantastic
The third hour is untouchable.
I cannot wait to see this again and see how the film plays having already spent time with Marcello and his horrible, beautiful world. There's a lot going on here and taking it all in again will likely be intoxicating.