Check This Out! Tommy Wiseau on ‘The Disaster Artist’

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is getting some serious traction in the trailer circuit but who’s opinion on the film could be more important than the creator of The Room himself, Tommy Wiseau.

LA Times Twitter-er Jen Yamato dropped this segment of interview where the Franco brothers and Greg Sestero talk to Wiseau about his reactions to the film and whether it lived up to his initial “99.9%” estimation.

Work on that lighting, Franco.

Kidding, of course.

There seems to be something preternatural but good about how The Room has eventually entered the broader public consciousness; the memes are less cruel and the support of people who appreciate that film is a broad medium that often crosses past the idea of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ is infectious.

There’s just something about a person making their own movie, based on what their hearts are saying is right that resonates. It could be weird, barely comprehensible bullshit but it’s their weird, barely comprehensible bullshit. The same might have been said of Pablo Picasso, once upon a time.


(NOTE: Don’t slam me too hard, art fans. I know Picasso was a stellar classical artist too.)

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    We need to roast The Room one day!

  • Do you drink? You should drink.

    EDIT: But seriously, hope it isn’t hyped up too much. I’d recommend seeing it with friends, at least.

  • I could see this being enjoyable for The Room or another bad movie, but I had a similar experience watching Ghostbusters, and nearly walked out. I guess I’m not big on audience participation.

  • Just watched the trailer. Wow…

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    I’ve actually never seen it in the theater but I have seen it with friends and it’s just fun laughing at it and quoting along the best worst lines.

  • Why is this a movie to watch with a group as opposed to by yourself?

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    Some suggest to watch it with a smaller group first because if you go to a big screening the audience is going to be very loud during the best moments and you won’t hear a thing.

  • King Alvarez

    I never really finished it. But I could see how watching it with a crowd would make it worthwhile.

  • Indianamcclain

    If there’s ever a screening of The Room around you I highly recommend checking it out. I went to a midnight screening with a bunch of rowdy college kids, and had a great time.

  • I think you would be pleasantly delighted.

  • Joe Newman

    Everyone tells me to watch The Room, but their descriptions don’t necessarily make me want to. I guess that I should try.

  • This is amazing. I don’t know what I would pay to hear the audio tapes, but it would be a hell of a lot.

  • LISA!