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3.2
1,309 Ratings

The Disaster Artist

Directed by James Franco
United States, 2017
Comedy, Drama, Biography

Synopsis

The hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms: a $6 million cinematic catastrophe called The Room.

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The Disaster Artist Directed by James Franco

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay

Independent Spirit Awards

2018 | 3 nominations including: Best Male Lead

Franco does show range in his tastes within the circumscribed genre of the classic masculine outré, but his films are where appropriation art has gone to die.
April 19, 2018
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Even the most cursory skim through The Disaster Artist’s source book . . . reveals a story far thornier and bizarre than Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber’s aggressively one-note adaptation, which eventually sidelines not just Sestero (little brother Dave Franco—cool, meta!), but everyone and everything else that isn’t grating antic comedy. Above all, Franco constructs the film as a checklist of painstaking recreations for Roomacolytes.
January 08, 2018
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Seth Rogen plays a script supervisor, but he performs the role of assistant director, which I could believe, and also the role of director, which I guess I could believe because Tommy Wiseau was acting in his own film… but I refuse to believe that the script supervisor was telling Wiseau, his employer, to modify his performance, or pointing out all the famously odd things about THE ROOM. Rogen’s role becomes, basically, to explain all the jokes.
December 16, 2017
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