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The Disaster Artist

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tino, Dec 6, 2017 at 9:31 PM.

  1. Tino

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    Seeing this tomorrow night in Imax.

    Great Oscar buzz

    Tells the story of the making of the infamous “The Room” directed by and starring the mysterious Tommy Wiseau

    One of the best bad films ever made.

    James Franco directed and stars as Wiseau with his brother Dave playing Greg Sestero co star of the film and author of the book the film is based on.

    Anyone else planning on seeing this?
     
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    I'm definitely looking forward to this. James Franco is a fantastic actor and I thought he did a nice job directing a couple episodes of The Deuce.


    I saw that listed for my local IMAX and wondered if it was a mistake.
     
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    The idea of a movie about The Room being shown on the world's largest and most expensive screens...it's hard to wrap one's head around that!

    I saw The Room a few years ago at a screening attended by Mr. Wiseau. Though I don't believe anyone took him up on it, he offered to send everyone samples from his line of underwear that features his name and/or likeness printed on it - all you had to do was give him your size and address. Here's the thing: most people making that offer would seem creepy. Not only did he not seem like a creeper, he seemed like someone who would have no idea why others might find that creepy.

    The movie itself was...well...yeah. But I'm glad I got to experience it.

    Hoping that the The Disaster Artist movie is as good as the Ed Wood movie that Tim Burton did.
     
  4. Tino

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    Tommy was on Howard Stern with James Franco yesterday. Great interview.

    The dude is the real deal. Kooky as ever.
     
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    I'm seeing this tomorrow although I have no idea why they would put this in IMAX.
     
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    Me either. Although I would see every film in IMAX if available.
     
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    This does not seem like something that it would be worth paying the IMAX surcharge for. Also, it's particularly bizarre that they would bother, since we're a week away from all the IMAX auditoriums being taken over by the return of Luke Skywalker. My theater is opening Disaster Artist on a normal screen, but the IMAX keeps their configuration of Coco for afternoons and Justice League for evenings until next Thursday.

    I'll see this, but I am somewhat less looking forward to it because it feels like I've seen the trailer on at least 15 of the last 20 times I went to the movies, and more importantly it feels like the trailer includes a lot of the arc of the movie. I know that we all know The Room ends up being terrible and that knowledge doesn't ruin the experience of the movie, but if we know that, AND we've seen clips from a majority of the scenes in the movie via the trailer, then, what's left?

    This isn't the movie's fault, of course, but I just feel like sometimes, marketers go so far in trying to show you things that will get your butt into the theater seat that they forget to leave any surprises for when you get there.
     
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    I’ve seen one trailer. That’s it. Didn’t watch any of the others if there were more.

    I think the marketing has been great on this film. It’s not just about the making of The Room. It much more than that if it sticks to the book(which was terrific).
     
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    It's basically a dead weekend. Coco isn't a big moneymaker for them (often the case with kids movies in that premium format) and Justice League hasn't kept its audience. The Disaster Artist is getting buzz and it won't cost IMAX anything to put it in some theaters for a week. I guess they're figuring it can't do worse than week five of Justice League.
     
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    I'm seeing it on a standard screen at my local arthouse theater.
     
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    Franco or Wiseau? :)
     
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    Ha. Both. :lol:
     
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    The book is great. Reviews for The Disaster Artist have been nearly all positive and indicate that the film does a great job of portraying the unusual relationship between Sestero and Wiseau that was talked about in the book in addition to covering the madness that was the production of The Room. I'm excited for it, as is my teenage stepson, both being fans of The Room. Wiseau is truly a fascinating guy. Oh, hi Mark!
     
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    Haven't read the book, but would love to. Not sure if I will see this in theaters or wait for the Bluray or DVD. Probably will go to the theaters, want to see the backstory of the worst "serious" movie ever made.
     
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    I loved the disaster artist my screening was over 90% full (but the theater only seats 72). There was much laughter throughout.
     
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    A question for Wayne -- or anyone else who has already seen this: do you have to have seen The Room in order to appreciate it?

    I know what The Room is, in terms of it being a legendary bad movie, but I've never seen it. It isn't streaming anywhere, and it's not something that I want to buy. So, I haven't seen it, but am interested in seeing this one because of the Oscar buzz, and for James Franco, whom I've liked very much in other roles throughout his career.

    Am I going to be missing something coming into this without a deep knowledge of The Room?
     
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    I think seeing The Room greatly enhances the experience but I have seen critics who haven't seen The Room still enjoy The Disaster Artist.
     
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    I thought it was a smart, funny and ultimately vrry sweet film about two unlikely people becoming friends and pursuing their dreams.

    Franco gives an Oscar worthy performance as Tommy.

    God I hope he at least gets nominated so he can bring Tommy to the Oscars.

    As to your question Jake, you don’t really need to see The Room, but as Wayne said, it certainly enhances the whole experience.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
     
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    I just saw it and I loved it. It manages to do what I like in a comedy where you laugh but there's also some emotion. For example, you feel bad for Tommy when everyone is laughing at his movie but his odd perseverance or self delusion makes him embrace it.

    James Franco made a smart move hiring Dave Franco to play Greg because their existing relationship must have really worked when playing Tommy and Greg's friendship.

    There's a very funny scene after the end credits.
     
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