Wednesday, November 2, 2011


The room is the most impressive film of the last fifty years, drawing on the genius of Orson Welles Citizen Kane and a Sunday School performance of Hamlet performed by a man-creature, a hybrid of Quasimodo and Grimer Wormtongue, and his dopey friends. The man-creature is known as Tommy Wiseau and not only did he star in The Room but did I mention the full credits? 

TOMMY WISEAU's THE ROOM directed by Tommy Wiseau, written by Tommy Wiseau, produced by Tommy Wiseau and, as aforementioned, starring Tommy Wiseau. This enigmatic lusus naturae came onto the scene of film history with his opus about a man named Johnny; Johnny has everything-  a successful career, an apartment in San Francisco, his best friend Mark, his fiance Lisa, a creepy ward Denny, and a birthday approaching- that is until Mark and Lisa betray him! 

The film really is a mystery. I enjoy it immensely for its schmaltzy, abysmal crapulence. Fans of the film come on two sides: The first group, including myself, believe this was intended to be taken seriously and just winded up as one of the best worst films ever made OR the second group, which claims this is a genius film that trolls its audience and is intentionally bad. The second group is wrong. I think. Maybe. Damn, just find a copy of this movie or watch some of these videos.

Oh, and my theory? He made this film so he could get dressed in a tuxedo and throw a football.

I give the film a 5*/5.

No comments:

Post a Comment