Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Tommy Wiseau's move The Room holds a special spot in my heart. Not because it was a cinematic masterpiece, but instead i was able to find entertainment in a constant mess of a movie. Over the years, I've learned a lot of quotes from the movie, all the hidden details and as many behind the scenes info as possible. I was filled with excitement for seeing The Disaster Artist come to life as a The Room fan but even the curiosity of a solid comedy.
Greg (Dave Franco) is a young timid actor trying to find his footing as a actor, and becomes fascinated by the fearless actor in his class Tommy (James Franco). They grow a personal brotherly bond and Tommy influences Greg to go off to Los Angeles with him to be big stars. As they begin to feel every door closed in their face, they begin to create their own movie with Tommy's bottomless account. And it wouldn't be long until the movie spirals into chaos and turns into something they never expected.
James Franco does a great job as Tommy. A character like Tommy is virtually impossible to play by many people, but he gets as many of his mannerisms, laughs and off beat personality down. As a director, James never lets the movie laugh at Tommy all the time, but he does still inject some empathy for Tommy's bond with Greg, and when the world pointing at his incompetence. He's not afraid to call out Tommy either for his questionable decisions on set and how he treated his crew. There was one great line of dialogue said that the actor believes that Tommy's movie is about "how the universe betrayed him", and it actually opened my view of The Room after 5 years knowing this movie.
As for any setbacks, they mostly fall in a bit of a checklist feel. While it was great seeing iconic moments in the movie played out, a couple moments don't really connect to the plot as well as others. Also the third act has a bit of a "Hollywood" slight sappy moment that feels a little rushed in emotion.
The Disaster Artist is far from a disaster and I'm happy as The Room fan to say. It's insanely hilarious, it's hearts in the right place and shows how sometimes our art can take us in places we don't expect.
Rating: 9.6 / 10
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