The Disaster Artist – 2017
The Disaster Artist, based on the biography The Disaster Artist: My life inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, is a drama/biographical interpretation of the creation of the infamous ‘best worst movie ever made’ – The Room. The Franco brothers, James and Dave, play the lead roles of Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau in their debut collaborative movie telling the story of how the pair met, moved to Hollywood and how their movie was created.
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Common Sense Media: 4/5
Bechdel test: Pass
Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations
This movie was the first film to leave me speechless, after The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This wasn’t necessarily a negative aspect but I’ll have to commend them because I’m the type of person who has something to say after a movie and for them to leave me truly at a loss for words is impressive, quite frankly. I walked into the cinema with high expectations and a lot of excitement, James had been nominated for a Golden Globe along side Hugh Jackman for his part in The Greatest Showman and the winner was to be announced as I was in the movie. Overall, I really enjoyed The Greatest Showman and I am an extremely committed fan to anything with Hugh Jackman but as soon as The Disaster Artist ended I knew Franco deserved that award. I had trouble watching and understanding the storyline as from the second he enters the frame of the scene your eyes will immediately fly to James, his performance was outstanding.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who has seen the infamous The Room or have heard of Tommy Wiseau as Franco’s performance is uncannily similar. I would also recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of the Franco brothers but be wary as this film isn’t like their usual comic relief parts.
To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind before seeing this film is there is some course language but not as frequent as James Franco and Seth Rogan’s usual movies. Another thing to keep in mind that this is a drama/biographical interpretation of the life story so it isn’t necessarily a comedy. That being said James Franco is hilarious in this film.
If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).