The Disaster Artist

“Oh, Hi Mark.”

I had to start this post by using that quote from the movie. The Disaster Artist is one of my favorite movies from 2017. Based on a true story about the movie called “The Room” by Tommy Wiseau. The Room is considered one of the worst films ever made, but it became a cult classic. I still haven’t seen it, but I would like to someday. However, I have read the book. Greg Sestero, Tommy Wiseau’s friend and collaborator, wrote The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, which became very important because it inspired James Franco, actor and director of The Disaster Artist, to do a project about it. I feel that Greg doesn’t get too much credit for writing the book. Without the book, we would not have been talking about the movie like we are today. 

Last night, I watched The Disaster Artist for the hundredth time. I have it on DVD. Yes, it’s on Netflix, but I bought the movie before it began streaming on Netflix. Besides, it will only be on Netflix for a short time. Anyway, I love this movie. When I went to the movie theaters back in 2017, I laughed so much. It was a great movie experience. The casting is spot-on, which is impressive. James Franco killed the role of Tommy Wiseau, the best performance of his career. His brother, Dave Franco, portrayed the role of Greg Sestero. Dave also did a solid job in the movie. It’s cool to see two brothers starring in a film together.

My favorite scene in the movie is when Tommy continues to mess up his line. It goes something like this:

“I did not hit her. I did not. It’s bullshit. I did not hit her. I did not…Oh, Hi Mark.” Seth Rogen, who played as the Script Supervisor in the movie, and co-produced The Disaster Artist, also did an excellent job. Any film with Seth Rogen, I’m watching. Roger had me laughing in a few moments in the movie when he gets frustrated, annoyed, and curses at Tommy Wiseau.

This movie shows you the struggle and determination of an artist trying to make it into Hollywood. An artist is willing to go the extra mile to get noticed and put themselves out there.

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