“The Disaster Artist,” directed by James Franco

Movie, 2017

Dramatisation of Greg Sestoro‘s partnership with Tommy Wiseau which brought The Room to cult cinema screens, The Disaster Artist plays for and often delivers laughs, though not always doing it in a way which adds to the head in hand ham of The Room itself. A film, then, which brings an outsider’s attempt to get into to Hollywood right into the middle of Tinsel Town, like Ed Wood did some time ago. The Disaster Artist is mainly told through the excitement, trials and tribulations of Sestero and gives what feels like a credible version of events. Part buddy movie, part homage to the film business, with Wiseau played as a mysterious goof, who’s seen to lose the plot from around halfway through. Probably just for ‘Room fans.’

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