The Disaster Artist tells the true story of the aspiring filmmaker Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) an eccentric character with his style of dress and his eastern European accent.
Based on Greg Sestero’s tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic The Room which is reknown as the worst movie ever made.
You don’t have to have seen The Room to understand and enjoy The Disaster Artist, but it doesn’t hurt.
Greg (Dave Franco) met Tommy in San Francisco in an acting class, where they became friends before moving to Hollywood.
Disheartened by not being able to make it Tommy decides to make his own film.
We never find out where Tommy’s never ending funds come from, but somehow he is able to finance the filming of The Room.
Everyone besides Tommy believes the film is going to be a flop from the weird and confusing script to his overacting.
James Franco is able to capture the essence of Wiseau and this is what makes the film so funny.
I also liked the juxtaposition of Franco directing, starring and producing The Disaster Artist to Wiseau’s directing, producing, starring and writing The Room.
Several famous faces pop up throughout the film from Seth Rogan, Jacki Weaver, Alison Brie, Zac Efron and Josh Hutcherson just to name a few.
I think it really helped the film that both Franco brothers are the stars.
The attention to detail in the recreating of a few scenes of The Room is so accurate that at the end of the film they are played side by side and they’re almost exact.
This film shows that there is more than one way to become a legend even if you have no idea what you’re doing.
The Disaster Artist is a hilarious comedy.