'The Disaster Artist' Review

By Chris Lentz | Leave a Comment | Published 6 years ago
'The Disaster Artist' Review

While 'The Room (2003)' is famously known as the worst film ever made, 'The Disaster Artist (2017),' a satire film that chronicles the making of 'The Room' is one of the best films of the year. The 'The Disaster Artist' follows Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) a struggling actor who befriends the fearless and eclectic Tommy Wiseau (James Franco). Greg and Tommy decide to go all in with their acting careers and move to LA to become "big Hollywood star." After countless rejections, they decide the best course of action is to make their own "Hollywood" movie. Tommy writes, directs, produces, and stars as the lead in the film with Greg playing a significant supporting role.

The Disaster Artist (2017) - James Franco as Tommy Wiseau

What I Liked

  • One of the strongest reasons this film succeeds is because of James Franco perfect portrayal of Tommy Wiseau. He nailed everything from Tommy's voice to his unique body movements.
  • The film is absolutely hilarious. I was crying from laughter within 5 minutes of the start of the film. It is the funniest movie of the year.
  • The scenes recreated from the original movie were perfectly acted out and timed precisely when seen side by side.
  • 'The Disaster Artist' exposed even more of the ridiculousness I had never noticed about 'The Room'. It made me appreciate 'The Room' even more than I did prior.
  • While the film is hilarious, it also has a lot of heart and a positive "follow your dreams" message at its core.
  • The cameos were awesome. I don't want to spoil any of them, but so many great Hollywood stars pop up randomly throughout the film.
  • I liked how the film toyed with the mysterious past of Tommy Wiseau and where his seamlessly endless supply of cash stemmed from.

The Disaster Artist (2017) - James Franco as Greg Sestero, Seth Rogen, and Paul Scheer

'The Disaster Artist (2017)' is the funniest movie of the year. I will definitely be seeing it again. It is one of those rare films where I missed some of the jokes because I was still laughing so hard at previous jokes. The film does an excellent job of balancing comedy and heart and features a sensational performance by James Franco. I give 'The Disaster Artist' a 9 out of 10.

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