The Room, probably the one of the most well loved horrible films ever made is given a extremely well made film about how it came to be. Based on the book by the same title, is directed and starred in by James Franco, who gives a hilarious but heartbreaking performance of the infamous Tommy Wiseau, creator and star of The Room. Following the friendship made between Tommy and Greg (Dave Franco), two not so great actors who have big dreams in Hollywood but fail so the decide to make their own film.
Tommy a bit mysterious, no one knows his age, where his weird accent is from, where all his money comes from decides to write the script and directs and stars in the project giving Greg the second lead. Tensions grow in their relationship as new things appear in Greg’s life and Tommy deals with a cast and crew that don’t respect him or his vision while he feels he is losing his only friend. James perfectly portrays Tommy in this beautiful film that brings you many laughs but also makes you really feel for this person that no one seems to understand. Filled with many friendly faces to James and his brother Dave’s careers a cast of many recognizable faces take on the tiny roles of this film in homage to the cult classic The Room has become. Seth Rogan, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Effron, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, and Megan Mullally help round out a cast in this wonderfully made film. The two brothers who have found their own success in Hollywood portray Tommy and Greg’s journey hilariously and beautifully. Even if you haven’t seen The Room I would still highly recommend the film as your are given equal showing of what the original film was along with the back story between he friendship that inspired it.