The Disaster Artist review: an unusual Hollywood story/bromance with a twist

Dave and James Franco in The Disaster Artist

Dave and James Franco in The Disaster Artist

About: With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau-an artist whose passion was as honest as his methods were questionable-into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds.

Ambitious filmmaker Tommy Wiseau drops $6 million on his film The Room, which is a notorious flop, then gains worldwide cult status after hordes of people discover this "Citizen Kane of bad films". "'The Room" is a hilarious audience participation experience that captures the earnest artistic passion of Tommy Wiseau, the film's director.

James, you don't know what you're missing.

But the further they get into the filmmaking process, the clearer it becomes that Tommy is as confused about filmmaking as everyone is about his freaky accent and demeanour.

Not only does Franco homage The Room with his spot-on recreations of key scenes (a credits sequence placing them side by side is a highlight), but he tells a story about ambition, friendship and making your dreams come true instead of waiting for them to come true.

For the bargain basement price of $19.99, you can purchase a copy of The Room on DVD (Blu-rays are for suckers) and also receive a pair of Tommy Wiseau-designed boxer briefs otherwise known as "Twunderwear".

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