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The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film produced and directed by James Franco. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the film is based on Greg Sestero and {Mary|Ben|Jeff} Bissell’s non-fiction book of the same name, and chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 The Room, widely considered one of the worst films ever made. The film stars brothers James and Dave Franco as Wiseau and Sestero, respectively, together with a supporting cast presenting Seth Rogen .

The Room

James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau – an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable – into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend— and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.

If you didn’t know anything about filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and saw James Franco play him in this movie, you’d think he’s gone insanely over the top. In fact, he nails the character’s unusual accent, impulsive actions and overall weirdness. Wiseau wrote, directed and starred in what some people consider the worst movie ever made, THE ROOM. The Disaster Artist” is a sweet, emotionally engaging tribute to friendship, the movies and the importance of dreams. Funny, but sometimes brutal and surprisingly touching, it works whether you’ve seen the source material or not

“The Disaster Artist” (2017 release; 103 min.) brings the real-life story of how the 2003 cult movie “The Room” got made. As the movie opens, a number of current day movie stars, including Kirsten Bell, Adam Scott. J.J. Abrams and others gush about the virtues of this “so bad, that it’s so good” movie. We then shift to “San Francisco, July 13, 1998” when Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero meet at an acting class and strike up a friendship. Later that year, they decide on w him to move to Los Angeles, where Tommy somehow has kept an apartment. Tommy and Greg pursue their dream of becoming an actor (inspired by James Dean, among others), but when it’s becoming clear that nobody wants to do anything with them, they decide to make their own film… At this point, we are 15 min. into the movie, but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing experience, you’ll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

The real life story is so further than anything believable that if this were a work of fiction, it could immediately be dismissed as just that. By everything we witness in “The Disaster Artist”, Tommy is so incredibly inapt yet convinced of his own talent

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