15 years later, five questions we still need answered from The Room
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Gather your spoons; it’s been 15 years since the release of the cinematic masterpiece that is Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. If, somehow, you have missed out on watching this piece of art first-hand, it follows Johnny (Tommy Wiseau), an all-round nice guy, and the decline of his relationship with Lisa (Juliette Danielle) before their wedding. The timeline of the film is almost impossible to explain or understand, and there is a whole host of pointless two-dimensional characters; it is a hoot. Any good artistic creation leaves its audience with questions, and The Room is no exception. It’s a task to narrow it down, but here are the top five (spoiler-free) questions that still keep me up at night. 1. What happened to Lisa’s mom? Lisa has a conversation with her mom where her mother reveals that she has a serious health issue. AND IT IS NEVER BROUGHT UP AGAIN. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s REAL serious and literally no one mentions it ever again. Did she undergo treatment? Is she going to? Will her insurance cover it? 2. Has Lisa actually ever ingested any sort of mixed drink before in her life? Lisa spends a lot of the film drinking wine but in her ploy to get Johnny drunk, she mixes him a drink. Now, no one knows what Lisa’s job is (although I’m 97% sure she doesn’t have one) but she definitely couldn’t be a bartender; a glass of half whiskey and half vodka is not a cocktail in anyone’s book. It’s barely a drink… And I don’t know how Johnny (who apparently doesn’t drink) could drink any of it, never mind the whole glass. No, Tommy. It doesn't taste good. Stop lying to us. 3. Who’s Elizabeth?
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