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The Room

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Plot

A happy-go-lucky banker sees his world fall apart when his friends begin to betray him one-by-one.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 3.2/10 (10,454 voted)

Director:
Tommy Wiseau

Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero

Storyline
Johnny is a successful banker with great respect for and dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. Johnny can also be a little too trusting at times which haunts him later on. Lisa is a beautiful blonde fiancé of Johnny. She has always gotten her way and will manipulate to get what she wants. She is a taker, with a double personality, and her deadly schemes lead to her own downfall. Mark is a young, successful and independent best friend of Johnny. He has a good heart, but gets caught up in Lisa's dangerous web and gives into temptation. This eventually brings him to great loss. Claudette is the classy, sophisticated mother of Lisa who has had disappointing relationships in her life. She wants her daughter to be married as soon as possible so she can benefit. Denny is an orphan boy, naive and confused about life, love, and friendship. Denny is very ambitious and also very grateful to the people that are in his life…

Cast:

Tommy Wiseau

Johnny


Juliette Danielle

Lisa


Greg Sestero

Mark


Philip Haldiman

Denny

(as Phillip Haldiman)


Carolyn Minnott

Claudette

(as Carolyn Minnot)


Robyn Paris

Michelle


Mike Holmes

Mike

(as Scott Holmes)


Dan Janjigian

Chris-R


Kyle Vogt

Peter


Greg Ellery

Steven


Kari McDermott

Party Member #2

(as Kari Mcdermont)


Jennifer Vanderbliek

Party Member #3

(as Jen Vanderbliek)


Daron Jennings

Barista #2


Frank Willey

Coffee Shop #4

Taglines:
A film with the passion of Tennessee Williams.



Details

Official Website:
Official Site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2003

Filming Locations: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $6,000,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Shot simultaneously on 35 mm film and high-definition video. Tommy Wiseau was confused about the differences between the formats, so he used both cameras on the same mount. He also purchased the cameras, instead of renting them as film productions usually do.

Goofs:

Miscellaneous:
Carolyn Minnott's surname is misspelled "Minnot" in the closing credits. (It is spelled correctly in the opening credits).

Quotes:

[first lines]

Johnny:
Hi, babe. I have something for you.

Lisa:
What is it?

Johnny:
Just a little something.



User Review

It's like sitting on an atom bomb that's about to explode

Rating: 10/10


I have now seen Mr. Tommy Wiseau's cinematic tour-de-force, 'The Room'
three times. With each viewing, 'The Room' becomes more complexly
entangled in and inseparable from my own life. I no longer know where
The Room ends and I begin.

It is, without question, the worst film ever made. But this comment is in no way meant to be discouraging.
Because while The Room is the worst movie ever made it is also the
greatest way to spend a blisteringly fast 100 minutes in the dark.
Simply put, 'The Room' will change your life.

It's not just the dreadful acting or the sub-normal screenplay or the
bewildering direction or the musical score so soaked in melodrama that
you will throw up on yourself or the lunatic-making cinematography; no,
there is something so magically wrong with this movie that it can only
be the product of divine intervention. If you took the greatest
filmmakers in history and gave them all the task of purposefully
creating a film as spectacularly horrible as this not one of them, with
all their knowledge and skill, could make anything that could even be
considered as a contender. Not one line or scene would rival any moment
in The Room.

The centerpiece of this filmic holocaust is Mr. Tommy Wiseau himself.
Without him, it would still be the worst movie ever made, but with him
it is the greatest worst movie ever made. Tommy has been described as a
Cajun, a Croatian cyborg, possibly from Belgium, clearly a product of
Denmark, or maybe even not from this world or dimension. All of these
things are true at any one moment. He is a tantalizing mystery stuffed
inside an enigma wrapped in bacon and smothered in cheese. You will
fall in love with this man even as you are repelled by him from the
first moment he steps onto screen with his long Louis the Fourteenth
style black locks and thick triangular shoulders packed into an oddly
fitting suit, and his metallic steroid destroyed skin. Tommy looks out
of place, out of time and out of this world. There has never been
anything else like him. Nor will there ever be.

The Room begins with 'Johnny' (Tommy Wiseau) and his incomprehensibly
evil fianc