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is a touching, hilarious, offbeat, charming, heartbreaking and engaging tribute to the legacy of #theroom
& everyone involved in it, as well as friendship, love of the movies, & the universal notion of having & chasing dreams (even in the industry jungle of #hollywood). its a film about the 'worst movie ever made' that pays great homage to its homage in its own unique way, as tim burton's ed wood beautifully did about the 'worst director of all time'. both movies were great, as well as elevated its subjects. its a film that viewers not familiar with the room will enjoy, but room #fanboys
will especially have a blast with (as experienced from the packed screening, which had audiences laughing & clapping loudly throughout, as well as scream quotes from the film right before the film even started). one of the 'cant miss' films of 2017.
the disaster artist seeks and finds redemption & any sort of closure/reconciliation for tommy wiseau, the room & anyone else involved. interestingly enough, the very film that initially made wiseau a punchline, that has since made him beloved, could very well land him on the platform of the biggest & prestigious of award shows he's always dreamed of being in (like the #goldenglobes
& #academyawards) -- fittingly in an unconventional manner thanks to its very own legacy, going to franco & co's efforts.
the film's offbeat tone was perfect in matching the film its paying tribute to, and it was further elevated by it's excellent cast and fantastic script & direction by #jamesfranco. with the most eccentric & unusual resume that's gone all over the place (from huge blockbusters to venturing #soapopera
to lifetime movies to #independentfilm
to even a cameo in the #veronicamars
movie) for any big star ever, franco's offbeat hollywood path comes to beautiful fruition here. franco's performance as the modern-day legend wiseau is one for the ages, capturing his mannerisms, demeanor, difficult to mimic speaking pattern, & his very essence -- poignantly portraying him rather than giving a impersonation that could verge on parody. [1/2]