It’s Saturday and you know what that means… it’s time to GET WEIRD.
Alright, let’s do this.
This week, I’ve got a doosy for ya. For those who’ve already seen The Room, you already know what I’m talking about. This is one of the most bizarre films ever made, and not in the way that other films featured on Oddities Theater are bizarre either. This wasn’t intentional. It doesn’t even seem to have been made by a human being. It honestly feels like someone described a film to an alien from another planet and that alien made its own film based on the description, without ever having seen an actual film. Tommy Wiseau, writer/director of The Room, was actually trying to make the greatest film ever made, and it’s just… not. Not even close.
That isn’t to say the film is terrible, because it can’t be, right? I mean, it clearly brings a lot of joy to a large group of people (me included), so in that sense the film must actually be… good. It’s so confusing.
The film has garnered such a huge cult following that the making of it was actually immortalized in another film, The Disaster Artist, starring James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen. After checking out The Room, I highly recommend checking the other film out as well. The making of The Room is just as strange as the movie itself. Good stuff.
People, this movie is nuts. But is is good or terrible? You be the judge.