Monday, 4 May 2015
'The Room' Review (with GIF's!)
Greetings readers, welcome back! As you must already know by now, movies are pretty much what I live for. Seriously, I've seen a massive range and have super wide taste, like so much so that I can't even pinpoint what genre of movie I like best. So, to keep up both my viewing and judgement of film, today I thought that I'd review for you guys the 2003 cult classic film 'The Room'. Was it any good? Is it worth checking out for yourselves? All will be revealed very shortly.
Okay, I'll put you out of your misery, I think you all need to know that this film is actually terrible. Like seriously, the worst thing anyone will ever see in their life. However, does that mean you shouldn't watch it? No, absolutely not! You must watch this film, because it will be one of the best experiences you will ever have. I know I probably sound a bit contradictory right now and I don't blame you for being confused, however trust me when I say all will make sense soon.
The film begins as we are introduced to Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) and Lisa (Juliette Danielle), a couple who have been dating for five years and are now engaged to be married. However, things start to take a turn for the worst when Lisa begins to have a sporadic affair with Johnny's best friend Mark (Greg Sestero).
But wait, the drama doesn't stop there. Johnny and Lisa's clingy neighbour Denny (Philip Haldiman) is being hunted down for money by drug dealer Chris-R (Dan Janjigian), while Lisa's mum Claudette (Carolyn Minnott) silently soldiers through her breast cancer.
The tensions just continue to rise, as we are introduced to Lisa and Johnny's trespassing friends Mike (Scott Holmes) and Michelle (Robyn Paris), and copious amounts of friendly, San Franciscan football.
Will Lisa's infidelity be revealed? Will Johnny and Lisa get married? You'll have to watch and see for yourself.
As I said before, this may actually be the worst movie ever made. Like seriously, it's been voted on and everything. But, saying that, it may also be my favourite film of all time (which believe me, is definitely not an exaggeration). This flick is seriously the epitome of the 'it's-so-bad-it's-good' genre, and I urge you all to watch it. Yes, I know it's supposed to be a romantic drama film with it's overly melodramatic love triangle and incorporation of issues such as adultery, cancer and suicide, but it's really, really not. All of the lines of dialogue in the film are comedy gold. Not even kidding, I felt like an idiot the first time I watched it when I was just hysterically laughing in my room alone. But trust me, you will love this movie so much, because it is truly a comedic masterpiece.
Ordinarily, when watching movies, acting is what I critique the most, so when it's bad, I seriously cannot stand it. However, this film is definitely my exception. Yes, the acting is horrible, but that is what makes it so, so good. Let's start with writer, director, producer, executive producer and star Tommy Wiseau shall we? Oh my god, he is the best. Can he act? No, not at all, but trust me, he may actually be one of the funniest people alive. I don't know whether it's his remarkably unusual appearance, unidentifiable foreign accent, super overwrought acting (if you can even call it that) or even the combination of all three, but whatever it is, he is sensational. Because seriously, what's funnier than a guy with an odd mix of foreign accents reciting lines he wrote as if he's never seen them before in his life? Nothing, that's what.
To be fair to Tommy, it wasn't just his acting that let the team down. Seriously, every single cast member was horrible. Albeit, horribly awesome. From Juliette who played Lisa to Carolyn who played her mother, the acting from everyone was shocking. Although no one can quite live up to the hilarity of the majestic Tommy Wiseau, the cast as a whole was genuinely, hilariously abysmal.
Yes, as I think I've probably got across to you by now, the acting was indeed terrible, however this was only highlighted by the truly abominable dialogue, that yes, you guessed it, was written by Mr Wiseau. I'm not even kidding, the majority of the words don't even make sense together in a sentence. And okay, before you accuse me of being a racist, as his accent would indicate that English is definitely not his first language, whenever Tommy is asked about his nationality in interviews, his answer is always 'I'm an American born and raised'. Well, if that's the case, he should at least have some grasp of sentence structure, or know how to string words together in an order which don't totally boggle the mind. Although, saying this, if the script made any sense, than I most definitely wouldn't have found it so entertaining.
There are honestly so many things I can say about this film myself, however I don't have to, because actor Greg Sestero who played Mark has already done it for me. You know a movie's bad when one of the leading men writes a memoir in which he totally trashes the making of it. Yes, it sounds far fetched, but I can assure you this is 100% true. Greg seriously wrote a book called 'The Disaster Artist', in which he basically tore strips off Wiseau and spoke about how bad the film is. Yeah, I guess I have to agree with him, but wouldn't you think that might be going a bit far? Especially considering Greg certainly wasn't a diamond in the rough, he was just more rough. Despite this, I have to say that I'm pretty pumped for the movie adaptation starring James Franco as Johnny and Dave Franco as Mark. In what world does that not sound amazing?
Overall, 'The Room' is horribly acted, horrendously written and terribly directed, yet is a total must see. If you're searching for a good laugh, this is most definitely the film for you. I honestly do not recall a scene which was not hilarious, and it is sure to be a massive source of entertainment for anyone ever. I've been spreading it everywhere lately; to my friends, my family, even my religion class, so there's no doubting that this will be a hit with you too. Do yourself a favour and download a copy, like right now, because I can assure you that you won't regret it in the slightest. Because do you know what you are if you don't watch it?:
Thank you for reading y'all! Hopefully you found this to be enlightening and have added another movie to your collection. And if you didn't find this entertaining at all, I have to ask you, Wiseau serious (get it?)? Til' next time . . .