The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist (2017)

2017 105 Minutes

Drama | Comedy | History

An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted; creating the worst movie ever made.

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • The Disaster Artist adds an additional layer of emotion to the world's best worst movie. Firstly, if you haven't seen "The Room" please do. Like now...actually finish reading this first, then watch it. It's a genius masterpiece for all the wrong reasons. This film follows the conception and production of the infamous turkey (so to speak), whilst adding far more depth about the cast and crew. Did we really need a film about the making of another film that has such a cult status? Yes. Absolutely. I will never watch "The Room" in the same way. This is James Franco's baby, he has put tonnes of effort in and it's paid off remarkably well. His direction was outstanding and felt very much like a documentary with added personal drama. His central performance as Tommy Wiseau was perfection, he got every mannerism down to the core. The laugh. The accent. The body movement. T'was perfect. Trying to imitate a mysterious enigma like Wiseau was no easy task. It didn't feel like he was just copying his scenes from the film, Franco became him. His brother, Dave Franco, was just as good and was able to hold the film. The adapted screenplay, which is sure to win awards, is shrouded in satirical humour. I was laughing with nostalgia, quoting the very famous scenes that they were re-enacting. Yet, I sympathised with Wiseau. He put his heart, mind and money into this project, only for everyone to ridicule it. Sympathetic laughs, never thought I would experience that. I adore the fact he embraced the film for what it is today, a cultural phenomenon. I did find that the melodrama for friendship between Greg and Tommy contrasted majorly with the creative humour of the making of the film. It didn't marinate and therefore tonally inconsistent. Weren't too sure about the celebrity interviews at the start as well, felt out of place. Overall though, The Disaster Artist is the perfect gem for us film aficionados and hopefully finds "The Room" a new audience for the right reasons. Oh, loved the scene-for-scene comparisons at the end, it did put a smile on my face.