The Disaster Artist Highlights Why “The Room” Is an All-Time Best/Worst Movie Classic
When it comes to bad movies, especially when you’re watching them ironically, there comes a time when you notice a difference between movies that were just half-assed, movies that were made with the intentions of greatness, and then, movies that are intentionally made to be bad.
For us, we really only enjoy the second kind as there is something special in an artistic vision that ignores pretty much all the rules and every voice of reason and logic at all times. Manos: The Hands of Fate and The Room serve as two of the best examples of that, which earns them that special label of “best/worst”.
While some debate the overarching vision of The Room (i.e. whether Wiseau was aware of what he was making something so bad it’s good), James Franco precisely hones in on Wiseau’s genuine obsession of making a legitimately great drama with The Disaster Artist. Franco also plays Tommy Wiseau so perfectly there are brief moments where you almost think it’s really Wiseau. He really makes such the cartoonish, impression-of-a-tortured-artist that embodies Tommy’s persona into something human and, for that, makes one damn fun movie.
Also, almost all the cameos are of comedians including appearances by Nathan Fielder, Hannibal Buress, and the How Did This Get Made? crew of Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael, and Jason Mantzoukas (who, of course, did an ep. on The Room).