The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

DVD - 2018
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The true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau and a celebration of friendship and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. Based on the best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy's cult-classic disasterpiece The Room.

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RML1836
Aug 08, 2018

I didn't know what to expect from this movie. I had no interest in seeing the movie when it was in the theatre and I was not familiar with the story. I borrowed the movie from the library and thoroughly enjoyed this bizarre, but true story. The acting was great, especially from James Franco. After I saw the movie, I had to go online to learn more about Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero.

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Calvacade
Jul 31, 2018

James Franco is a talentless loser who made a movie about another talentless loser making a movie so bad that it's laugh out loud funny. Ugh, don't waste your time- how about watching a movie that is actually good- there are lots of 'em out there.

VaughanPLDonnalee Jul 31, 2018

If this film wasn't based on a true story, it would seem too absurd to be real. James Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, who wrote and directed a 2003 film "The Room" that is generally considered one of the worst films ever made. The film, "The Room" with its jaw-dropping yet hilarious awfulness, has achieved a significant cult status. The movie "The Disaster Artist" is about the making of "The Room". This movie is fascinating and entertaining, sometimes sad and often very funny. James Franco is fantastic as the eccentric and enigmatic Wiseau. I think this movie was excellent and it is a movie about friendship as much as it is a movie about movie-making. Highly recommended.

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ryanever
Jul 31, 2018

This is a phenomenal story and incredible entertainment. This is the kind of true story that it's just really cool that it exists. It is also a hilarious, yet honorable, tribute to the weirdos in all of us and the many many dreams out there that just are not backed up by god-given talent. The most profound line is when Wiseau is surrounded by the audience laughing at him, the center of attention, who poured all he had into his project. He points out that in his story, he is the hero, and all the anonymous, stakeless crowd around him laughing must be the villains. It is not possible to argue any other classification.

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rslade
Jul 28, 2018

Seth Rogen was more restrained than I expected, but the movie is so pointless I coudn't finish. A remake of "Ed Woods"? How many "people with more money than brains make a movie" movies do we need?

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Alyxwrites
Jul 26, 2018

"Overall, I really like The Disaster Artist. I think the acting is really good, especially from James Franco who I can see getting some nominations for acting (that’s probably the only thing this movie will probably get nominations for) and Dave Franco is good as well. I think the movie is very funny, especially if you know The Room, which helps elevate the humor of this movie..."

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t_39
Jul 17, 2018

I watched it with an open mind because the last movie I watched with Seth Rogen and James Franco was " This Is the end" i was not impressed so I didn't have high expectations .
But as I watched " The Disaster Artist" it was pretty entertaining and had a wicked soundtrack and funny in subtle ways. And Rotten Tomatoes gave it a fresh rating , therefore couldn't be that bad.

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PearlyKayAm1
Jul 16, 2018

Blechhhh.

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MontMoroc
Jul 09, 2018

Stinks. Read the book to get a better idea of what went on- Tommy Wiseau was a money launderer for a criminal organization, which makes the film not very endearing or funny- not funny at all in fact.

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Nursebob
Jul 08, 2018

Real life brothers James and Dave Franco take the leads—Dave playing it straight as the committed but talentless Greg and director James (resembling Vlad the Impaler with an accent like Bela Lugosi suffering multiple strokes) owning every scene as the wildly flamboyant but equally untalented Tommy—while an impressive cast of A and B-listers take up the slack (Seth Rogen is particularly good as the production’s bemused script supervisor and de factor director). But much like "Ed Wood", Tim Burton’s 1995 paean to bad cinema’s best director, Franco manages to elicit laughs and amazement while at the same time remaining respectful to his subjects—so much so that Wiseau and Sestero actually have walk-on cameos and clips of their film appear over the closing credits. Wiseau’s opus may have been an abysmal and misguided stink bomb, but Franco paints the man himself as one having the passionate soul of an artist even if he is shackled with the creative means of a mere vassal.

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Apr 03, 2018

Looks like all the good quotes have been posted in IMDb with the exceptions of the "Stella"s:

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