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  1. Published on: 07/12/2017 12:02 PMReported by: Film Critic
    Plot: How 'the best-worst film of all-time' The Room was made.

    When news appeared of this film being made, so many people have been wanting to watch 'The Room', the film that inspired James and Dave Franco to create this.

    I have been aware of 'The Room', the 2003 film being that has been labelled as 'the best worst movie of all-time' for quite a few years now. But it was only recently until I decided to sit down and experience it, and it is most certainly that. The Room is clearly one of the worst films of all-time. However, it manages to be something that you cannot take your eyes off, has many scenes that need to be seen to be believed.

    Since it's introduction to culture, it has gained a huge following and has many regular screenings across the world, including a monthly midnight screening at a cinema in London. It has been talked about for quite some time, and thousands of people including myself quickly catching up and understanding why this truly awful movie has become the cult classic that it deserves to be.

    My instant response after seeing it, was that the film and the story manages to be as insane as you would expect it to be. They do a great introduction of Tommy Wiseau and you just can't take your eyes off him. There were so many scenes that people who have seen 'The Room' would get great excitement of knowing how crazy certain moments will pan out. You see incredible re-creations of scenes from the film.
    By the end of it, you realise that Franco wanted to give this story some humanity and emotion whilst also celebrating the legacy that this film has left.
    I was hoping that this wasn't going to re-create the film and make it funny for the sake of it. Thankfully, they didn't. They showed how endearing this story is whilst also remembering the wonderful flaws the film that they are making has. This film definitely does not laugh at Wiseau. You do feel pity and be inspired for the people involved. It is a wonderfully dramatic celebration for the fans of the film.

    James Franco totally transforms into the mysterious enigma that is Tommy Wiseau. The first time you see him on screen and the anticipation of waiting for Franco to do Wiseau's mannerisms is highly exciting.
    While James is playing the character everyone is coming to see, it is Dave Franco who shines. With the story being adapted from a book written by Dave's character, seeing the story from his perspective gives him a strong amount of depth and you can easily get invested with him as much as James.
    It was cool seeing Seth Rogan and Joss Hutcherson be involved. There is also an almost unrecognisable cameo that has one amazing scene that might have stolen the entire film.

    I have to sadly admit that there were times where it slightly over-does it, especially just before the credits which lingered the ending a bit. Thankfully, it was not enough to degrade my overall enjoyment of it.

    This could have been as much of a disaster as 'The Room', but it was a thoroughly satisfying time. This really shows how special 'The Room' has become for so many people. It can make a great companion piece with films like Ed Wood, Saving Mr. Banks or even The Producers.

    The performances are spot on, it's consistently hilarious and the screenplay and production design is really strong. It almost felt like an actual documentary during the filming scenes.

    Whether you've seen 'The Room' or not, I think you can still enjoy this film as there are not many 'private joke' moments. But it would obviously help to watch 'The Room' beforehand to understand why this film has been made.

    I must mention that there is a fun post-credits scene that gives it a nice final touch to a fun viewing experience.

    Rating: 8/10
     

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