Film Review: The Disaster Artist
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Irony turns to inspiration in James Franco’s latest film, The Disaster Artist, proving that even the world’s worst can be a triumph. A film about the making of the best worst film ever made, an interesting concept for sure but one that revels in muse’s failure and turns it into a comedic, fun and truly inspirational story of passion and drive. Based on the recent memoir by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, the writing credits do not fall in Franco’s lap, however, stepping into three of the four roles so confidently taken on by director, writer, producer and star of The Room, Tommy Wiseau, left James Franco with some big, and incredibly unique, shoes to fill. Being such a cult phenomenon, The Room demanded a retelling as equally quirky as itself and that’s exactly what was delivered. The comedy in the film mirrors what was unintentionally funny about its inspiration. From Tommy’s eccentric, over-the-top energy to his questionable acting ability (or inability), The Disaster Artist plays on what fans of the film love the most and takes you on a journey through the world of Wiseau. The true comedy stems from watching someone completely unpredictable and comfortable being who they are. Tommy is unapologetically himself which is both hysterically funny and inspirational; each scene is a ride.
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