Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Room

Promotional poster for the film.

Release Date: 2003
Director: Tommy Wiseau
MPAA Rating: R

"The Room" tells the tragic story of the love triangle between Johnny, Lisa, and Marc. Johnny and Lisa are soon to be newlyweds, and Marc is his best friend. When Lisa begins to seduce Marc, the relationships of them all become doomed, and their lives will never be the same.

The film stars Tommy Wiseau as Johnny, Greg Sestero as Marc, Juliette Danielle as Lisa, Philip Haldiman as Denny, and Carolyn Minnot as Claudette.

When reviewing "The Room," it is important to remember that the film is widely known to be the worst movie ever made. With that in mind, it is also one of the most entertaining cinematic experiences I have ever had. It has laughably terrible writing and acting, especially because of the mere existence of Tommy Wiseau. This man is one of the most gifted failures of all time, because even though his initial vision was nonexistent in the content of this film, a true masterpiece of b-movie crap was created. This film also has some of the most quotable dialogue in movie history. Lines like "Lisa you're tearing me apart," "Johnny is my best friend," "Oh hi Marc," "I did not hit her, that is bullshit, I did not, I did not," etc will forever be stuck in my head, and they are so fun to use on friends. So while this film is barely redeemable in terms of quality, it will brighten your day like nothing else.

If you are a lover of cinema, you must watch "The Room." It is truly the canon of bad movies, and it is just great to be able to bond with other people about the film.

B-Movie Grade: 11/10