TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 3, 2017
"This is my movie... And this is my life." Those words are spoken by James Franco in character as Tommy Wiseau—the man behind The Room—in the new film The Disaster Artist, but it seems to me you could just ignore that he's in character and pretend Franco himself is saying this.
As a fan of The Room and Greg Sestero's book on which this film is based, I've been a little apprehensive about Franco's take on the material. It always seemed to me that it was going to come off as a bunch of rich and famous Hollywood folks making fun of this notoriously awful film. Instead, it's starting to look more and more like a truly sincere love letter to one of the most eccentric and esoteric human beings to ever make a motion picture.
At this point, I'm not sure which is worse. Part of me thinks that there's the potential this could be great, but then I look at Dave Franco with that terrible fake beard, and Seth Rogen looking like he's on the verge of cracking up, and I just can't seem to figure it out. I guess we'll all find out when The Disaster Artist hits theaters on December 1.