Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Room (2003)

Director: Tommy Wiseau. Cast: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero. 99 min. Rated R. Drama.

Known as "The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made", "The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies", watching this indie-ineptitude was a joy-ride. It's not bad; it's wrong. The camera angles are wrong, the characters' reactions to one another are wrong, the story makes no sense, and inserts, dialogue and lighting are probably there because director/producer/writer/star Tommy Wiseau thought they're cool. It's so wrong, it's lead to cult midnight screenings, and its actor wrote a book about the disaster. Watching it, waiting for the next stupidity, I don't recall laughing out loud during a movie in a very long time.

PS: Thank you, Mohi, for prompting me to watch this delightful film. It truly helped me understand how difficult movie-making is, and reach a better appreciation of cinema. Seriously.

PPS: Just take a look at the trailer. It should give you an idea. Or even better, watch Hitler's reaction to the movie. God this is so hilarious. I'm even laughing writing this review. And we thought Troll 2 was bad. Watch this and tell me you're not laughing to tears.

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