#1 Edited by stoodspoon (634 posts) -

I would pay a billion dollars to see that movie ( Which is based off the book by Greg Sestero)You want proof here

#2 Posted by Devil240Z (3383 posts) -

sorry? someone is playing someone else in a documentary? that makes no sense to me.

#3 Posted by probablytuna (3684 posts) -

I thought it's going to be a movie about the making of The Room, like Hitchcock being about the making of Psycho.

#4 Posted by Karkarov (3133 posts) -

I can see it now....

"Oh hi Jonah Hill."

#5 Edited by AndrewB (7632 posts) -

Doesn't that make it a docu-drama like The Social Network?

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11126 posts) -

What?

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#7 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5282 posts) -

I don't think you know what a documentary is.

#8 Posted by dudeglove (7900 posts) -

This is... I don't.

#9 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5019 posts) -

@andrewb said:

Doesn't that make it a docu-drama like The Social Network?

Yes. It is based on a book that is based on the making of The Room.

#10 Edited by Unequivocable (225 posts) -

"Oh, hi Danny! Look at all my shit I have, and doesn't Lisa look sexy? Spring breaks!"

#11 Posted by SingingMenstrual (327 posts) -

Never heard of that movie or its creator, but I'm gonna watch it tonight because Seth Rogen totally sold me on it in that article:

“I saw it like 10 years for the first time, like right when it came out. I had just moved to LA and there would be billboards for it and ads and stuff like that. I remember I saw it with Jonah Hill actually, randomly, and then we became obsessed with it, like it was the greatest f*cking thing we had ever seen.”

What you can’t ignore is that there’s tons of bad movies that aren’t watchable and that no one watches over and over and over again. So there is something that you kind of have to give credit to. Because of all the sh*tty movies, he made one that people still watch ten years later. People love it, so there’s obviously something — no effort of the guy who made it — but there’s something oddly brilliant about it in a way.”

I must see that shit!

Anyway, I like Franco but he kind of sucks in his serious movies, I dunno, I don't feel him. He's good when he's with the funny bunch, which is enough for me. So I won't be watching this "documentary," unless I enjoy The Room tonight.

@karkarov said:

I can see it now....

"Oh hi Jonah Hill."

"Where's Seth? We need to talk some more about Pineapple Express 2, I got some ideas."

#12 Edited by ripelivejam (4049 posts) -

scene for scene remake with James Franco as the only recast "actor". bring everyone else back. art will be made.

#13 Posted by Village_Guy (2596 posts) -

Huh. Anyway, how's your sex life?

#14 Posted by Karkarov (3133 posts) -


I must see that shit!

Anyway, I like Franco but he kind of sucks in his serious movies, I dunno, I don't feel him. He's good when he's with the funny bunch, which is enough for me. So I won't be watching this "documentary," unless I enjoy The Room tonight.

Oh you have NO idea. You will "enjoy" the room. It is the funniest movie I have ever seen. Just bear in mind it isn't actually a comedy and it is supposed to be taken seriously. I can feel from the guy who made it Tommy Wiseau because he actually wanted to make a real movie that was genuinely good... he just wasn't up to the task, and now he has to advertise his movie by basically selling it based on how shitty it is. That really does have to tear a guy up on the inside. You could argue "hey he gets paid" but the joke is Wiseau is actually rich to begin with so literally never needed the money, he actually self funded it even, the movie was purely a passion project for him.

#15 Edited by ripelivejam (4049 posts) -

doan tach me modder fakah..................

#16 Posted by RonGalaxy (3181 posts) -

Hey y'all, documentaries can have reenactments. But this just seems to be a movie about it, not a doc.

#17 Posted by Demoskinos (14873 posts) -

This makes me so happy.

#18 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11792 posts) -

Oh hai there James Franco. How's your sex life.

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#19 Posted by Yummylee (21751 posts) -

You know what they say, Love-Is-Blind.

#20 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

why is this a thing? I mean ive seen the room, and yeah its so bad its funny, but come on. Stop beating that poor horse into the ground!

#21 Edited by SingingMenstrual (327 posts) -

@stoodspoon: I'm 13 minutes into this movie and I have to thank you for this thread, this piece of work is a piece of work. I'm having the weirdest "WHAT??" giggles right now, this is a unique experience. Truly.

@karkarov: Totally man!

- Did you like last night?

- Yes I did.........

- Ha, ha, ha, ha.

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#22 Posted by leebmx (2245 posts) -

@singingmenstrual: I'm about 38mins now. You can see how awkward everyone is all the time - its quite wonderful.

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#24 Posted by pinner458 (789 posts) -

I definitely have breast cancer.

#25 Posted by ShaggE (6472 posts) -

I might have to finally watch The Room. I always avoided it because I was never a fan of embarrassment-by-proxy entertainment (I feel genuinely bad for Tommy Wiseau, even if he is a bit of a dick), but every time I see a clip I nearly die laughing.

#26 Posted by SingingMenstrual (327 posts) -

@leebmx: I really don't wanna spam this thread but I can't contain my emotions, I need to vent them - THIS SHIT IS CRAZY

This dude has got to be the worst kung fu drama actor in history, he does all the out of sync kung fu lip syncing without the actual kung fu, and he's brilliantly terrible at drama. I'm having such weird fucking laughs man, this is a riot.

Also, terrible sex scene every 10 minutes, that's the way to go! Dramas have like 3 sex scenes spread throughout, but this guy understands blue balls. I like how the sex scenes have more endings than Lord of the Rings, the camera can't decide whether to pan away or keep shooting, so it just circles around slowly.

#27 Posted by markymark (18 posts) -

Not a huge fan of James so I really don't care.

#28 Posted by leebmx (2245 posts) -

@singingmenstrual: I kind of feel sorry for all the other actors in this, because the words they are forced to speak are so atrocious. No-one could make it work.

What makes it so weird is the way it is all shot in 35mm so looks very proffessional but everything else about it is utterly amateurish...

,,,,oh god, another painful sex scene, this time with his trousers on all the way through. They seem to have written a different slow-jam for every scene.

The guy playing Mark looks like his is being forced to act by someone point a gun at him from offstage. God this is bad, so bad.

#29 Posted by Yummylee (21751 posts) -

@leebmx: The stream of sex scenes in that movie I think is what surprised me the most after finally watching the whole thing a couple of years ago, despite already seeing many funny scene compilations. The first half of the whole movie veers on being softcore porn they keep awkwardly cropping up so often...

#30 Posted by leebmx (2245 posts) -

@yummylee said:

@leebmx: The stream of sex scenes in that movie I think is what surprised me the most after finally watching the whole thing a couple of years ago, despite already seeing many funny scene compilations. The first half of the whole movie veers on being softcore porn they keep awkwardly cropping up so often...

I think he wanted it to be some sort of torrid love story about great passion and desire, but it just comes over a bit creepy. My overiding feeling is of complete pity for the actors. Apparently filming took 6 months, god knows how they took it.

#31 Posted by TheHT (11362 posts) -

Perfect fit.

#32 Posted by PimblyCharles (1474 posts) -

@theht said:

Perfect fit.

Right?! Franco may be making the second dumbest film on Earth.

For anyone who doesn't know who Tommy is, this should give you duders an indication.

#33 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

"Can I geet a doozen red rosess please, Seth?"

"Oh hey James, I didn't know it was you!"

"Here you go, hi doggy, keep the change!"

"You're my favorite customer!"

#34 Edited by Hailinel (24965 posts) -

What sort of spiral of madness must one descend to properly channel Tommy Wiseau?

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#35 Posted by TheAcidSkull (468 posts) -

@hailinel said:

What sort of spiral of madness must one descend to properly channel Tommy Wiseau?

One can probe the very depths of hell but they still won't be able to understand whatever the fuck goes on in Tommy's head.

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#36 Edited by Demoskinos (14873 posts) -

@leebmx: As much as I love me some boobs the best way to watch the room is the censored version Adult Swim aired. They just blacked out like 90% of the screen and it was hilarious.

#37 Posted by vocalcannibal (85 posts) -

I read a few excerpts from The Disaster Artist and they nearly made me cry.

Greg Sestero is a god among men, even if I don't quite believe all of his stories. He tells them well, though, and that's what matters to me.

#38 Posted by ajamafalous (12007 posts) -

Man, I remember when my friends and I discovered The Room. It was so long ago now; I don't even talk to most of those people anymore. We were obsessed with that movie for like an entire year.

You guys just now discovering it should check out The House That Drips Blood on Alex.

#39 Posted by smcn (926 posts) -

Since I ctrl+F'd and didn't find mention that there's a RiffTrax for it... There's a RiffTrax for it. (also available through a veritable torrent of other means)

#40 Edited by audioBusting (1564 posts) -

Hah hah hah, I wanted to read the book but I think I will wait for the movie now.

Edit: I just saw that Tom Bissell co-wrote the book, weird!

#41 Posted by kcin (128 posts) -

@smcn: Dude, I was literally going to make this exact post about Ctrl+Fing for Rifftrax. One of the funniest Rifftraxes they've made, and that's saying a goddamn hell of a lot with the Twilight 'saga', Plan 9 From Outer Space, and The Happening as competition.

#42 Posted by ripelivejam (4049 posts) -

yuh looak graate yu look babyface uhhh

#43 Posted by SuperiorArmbar (32 posts) -

@smcn said:

Since I ctrl+F'd and didn't find mention that there's a RiffTrax for it... There's a RiffTrax for it. (also available through a veritable torrent of other means)

The rifftrax is pretty great. The only way to watch it.

#44 Edited by ripelivejam (4049 posts) -

@superiorarmbar said:

@smcn said:

Since I ctrl+F'd and didn't find mention that there's a RiffTrax for it... There's a RiffTrax for it. (also available through a veritable torrent of other means)

The rifftrax is pretty great. The only way to watch it.

the ONLY way to watch it is in a room with 50-100 other people all loudly riffing on it and tossing spoons in the general vicinity of (not at) the screen :')

chanting GO GO GO GO during the panning golden gate bridge shots was amazing

#45 Posted by MEATBALL (3263 posts) -

James Franco plays James Franco.

#46 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

wait? there was a theatrical run? I don't believe that. I just film hard to swallow, maybe limited release to hopes to get into shows possibly..... I always thought it was a Skinamax late night along with Bikini Car Wash and films staring Don Most like Stewardess School.

#47 Posted by ripelivejam (4049 posts) -

@crithon said:

wait? there was a theatrical run? I don't believe that. I just film hard to swallow, maybe limited release to hopes to get into shows possibly..... I always thought it was a Skinamax late night along with Bikini Car Wash and films staring Don Most like Stewardess School.

there's theaters where they show it regularly at midnight. used to be one in SF but sadly it closed. :(

#48 Posted by chiablo (938 posts) -

If you are a fan of the movie, I highly recommend you read the documentary. The movie only scratches the surface of how batshit insane Tommy Wiseau really is. You also learn how Tommy made enough money to buy a vanity project like The Room. It's a bit on the expensive side, but it was written by Greg Sestero (who played Mark in the movie) who is trying to make a living off of being an author and doing nation-wide tours with Tommy with screenings of The Room... so give him a little love and buy this amazing book:

The Disaster Artist on Amazon

#49 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

@crithon said:

wait? there was a theatrical run? I don't believe that. I just film hard to swallow, maybe limited release to hopes to get into shows possibly..... I always thought it was a Skinamax late night along with Bikini Car Wash and films staring Don Most like Stewardess School.

there's theaters where they show it regularly at midnight. used to be one in SF but sadly it closed. :(

Well, that's not difficult to do. No, I was watching the Seth Rogan clip and he mentioned it was released initially in theaters.... maybe some smaller theaters? Nothing wide? Just checking IMDB, and wondering how small is this release?

#50 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (565 posts) -

Isn't Greg Sestero (actor who played Mark, also writer) a big part of this, or am I just imaging things?