i read nothing about this movie before watching it. i know next to nothing about tommy wiseau. i’m ready to be wrong here, but this felt like a man’s attempt to exact a naïve concept of “revenge” on a woman by play-acting out his fantasy of punishing her via self-annihilation. big YIKE
I was very disappointed by this. In some ways, I would even call its treatment dangerously irresponsible. The subject matter is deeply important to me, and the last thing we need is a film which haphazardly promotes life-threatening ideas about what it takes for those struggling with addiction to recover.
However, I was glad to catch the live-streamed Q&A with David and Nic Scheff after the screening I attended. They addressed all of my concerns; unfortunately, the wider audience will likely…