Hey 3.5 readers.
So, in 2003, a man named Tommy Wiseau put out, “The Room,” what is widely considered the worst film ever made. Bad writing, bad acting, bad dialogue, a plot that goes nowhere, subplots that are never tied up and for some reason, during rooftop scenes, the city skyline is added via green screen even though, you know, getting to the rooftop of an NYC building is fairly easy for a movie crew to do. Add in a bizarre sex scene where Tommy appears to get freaky with his female co-star’s stomach of all places and yeah, you’ve got a bomb that later became a cult classic, just because people have so much fun goofing on it.
Tommy Wiseau was over the hill, odd and awkward, using an accent no one could quite place, but somehow he teamed up with a much younger acting class student to get his movie made.
Yes, his movie sucked but then again, here’s a question for you. Where’s your movie? Yes, Tommy’s movie sucked the big sucker, but he can say he made a movie. You should also strive to make a good movie but getting the movie made is half the battle.
James Franco’s, “The Disaster Artist” tells the story of how “The Room” was made. Honestly, I don’t think I have 2 hours to devote to watching the room. There are “worst of the Room” clips on YouTube that tell me what I need to know. Somehow, this movie about the movie looks like it will be good.
I always like it when an underdog somehow comes out ahead. Ironically, this film will probably give Wiseau more fame than the sucky film he made.