Cinema of the Week: The Disaster Artist

Kristen Hines, Columnist • khines14@ehc.edu

There aren’t many movies that hold the title “It’s so bad, it’s good” But the reigning champion of that title is the strange, miracle movie that is, “The Room”. For those who don’t know, this movie is one of the stranger ones in the fact that it just exists.

The acting, story, and just all around feel of this movie is just odd in a weirdly enjoyable way. This movie is almost a mystery, which is where our next film ‘The Disaster Artist’ come in.

Created by famous comedic duo James Franco and Seth Rogen, “The Disaster Artist” takes a stab at what exactly went down during the shooting of this bizarre film “The Room” while getting a ton of laughs in the process.

It shows how the creator of the movie Tommy Wiseau met his acting team, got the film together, and how shooting scenes were handled. Needless to say, it’s not like a regular movie shoot. With Tommy’s bizarre vision of wanting to create a groundbreaking, epic movie, it isn’t long before things in reality clash to create the void of awkwardness that the movie will eventually become.

The Franco brothers, James and Dave, take the lead roles of Tommy and his co-lead actor Greg and their journey together as friends and fellow actors. All the actors, including Seth Rogen (of course) and other big names like Josh Hutcherson, take the weirdness of the movie in stride, commenting on all the problems and weirdness that people have pointed out in the movie over the years. Complete with funny dialogue, and even recreating scenes from the original movie, it’s a laugh fest for the whole ride.

Honestly, there’s not much else I can say, but whether you know of or have seen “The Room” or not, then “The Disaster Artist” is going to be a barrel of laughs and surprises the whole way through.

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