The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

James Franco directs and gives a Golden Globe-winning performance in this behind-the-scenes look at Tommy Wiseau's cult phenomenon The Room. Based on the memoir of The Room co-star Greg Sestero, and starring Dave Franco, Ari Graynor and Seth Rogen alongside a bevy of star-studded cameos.

A tribute to the joy and madness of making movies, The Disaster Artist follows the outrageous adventures of eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his best friend, actor Greg Sestero. These two endearing misfits move to L.A. and try to live the Hollywood dream by making their very own feature film, but end up embarking on a wildly unpredictable and hilariously unforgettable production. Leading to one of the most infamous, bizarre, and beloved midnight movies of all time, The Room.

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (James Franco), Golden Globes 2018
2017Rating: M, Coarse language104 minsUSA
ComedyDramaTrue Story & Biography

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The Disaster Artist / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

As documentary-style celebrity talking heads attest pre-credits, The Room is a one-of-a-kind movie phenomenon. Don’t worry, though, you won’t need a working knowledge of The Room to enjoy this recounting of its origins and production - historical events to which no adjectives can truly do justice. And, instead of doco dryness, artistic hero worship, or movie biz insiderism, The Disaster Artist proves to be a hilarious and heartfelt tale of ambition, friendship, and the imponderable mind of creative force Tommy Wiseau, played here in astonishingly believable fashion by director James Franco.

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Vulture

Vulture

It may soon join Tim Burton's Ed Wood in the ranks of great movies about terrible movies.

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Variety

Variety

[Boasts] a genuine capacity to delight, whether or not the audiences in question have seen "The Room."

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Time Out

Time Out

Know that you're in for a movie that flogs its fan service so vigorously (forget about a wink - this is a squint), it barely remembers to be anything more than a mildly weird story of friendship and betrayal. Maybe that's all it needs to be.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The dazzle of the cast and the targeted in-jokes never take away from the film's core messaging about the importance of believing in one's own ability as an artist.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It feels like an insider's movie where the guys who've succeeded in making it inside have a good laugh at those who haven't.

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Stuff

Stuff

... as actor Paul Scheer said at The Disaster Artist's Toronto Film Festival premiere, "it's the perfect prequel for those who've never seen The Room and the perfect sequel for those who have".

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Franco hits a new career peak by making sure his film is as heartfelt as it is hilarious.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Strikes a giddy, winning balance between hilarity and heart.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Strikes a giddy, winning balance between hilarity and heart.

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