The Disaster Artist tells the hilarious, yet inspiring true-story behind Tommy Wiseau’s “real Hollywood movie”, The Room. The 2003 film is famed as “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” and despite making less than 2,000 dollars in the box office upon initial release, it has become a cult classic for audiences all over the world.
James Franco directed, produced, and starred as Wiseau, the over the top director, producer and star of The Room. In The Disaster Artist, Dave Franco finally joined forces on screen with his brother as Wiseau’s best friend, Greg Sestero, who wrote the book the movie is based on.
The brothers have an uncanny resemblance to Wiseau and Sestero and the relationship between them. An entire team of faces the Franco’s are familiar with came together for the film including: Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Zoey Deutch, and more.
Though The Room is known for its absurdity, the story behind it is one that anyone can relate to. The Disaster Artist was made for those who feel like no one is rooting for them, but proves that they can still accomplish the dream.
Audiences will find that Wiseau’s story is oddly heart-warming and come to admire his dedication to his project that was really just so bad. The theatre was filled with tears from all emotions and non-stop laughter for the way Franco perfectly embodies Wiseau’s eccentric persona.
The movie about one of the worst movies ever has become one of the highest critically acclaimed films of the year. So far, James Franco has won the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actor and has racked up quite a few more nominations. The Disaster Artist is nominated for four Critics Choice Awards and two Golden Globes, among a variety of others; not to mention the impending Oscar nomination buzz for one of Franco’s best projects yet.