When Jason Sato of Invasion of The B Movies; his superb site dedicated to everything that’s wrong in the world of movies, focusing on the wacky, the profane and the down right weird, tells you that ‘this movie is fucking awful’, then you better believe him. The Room, the vanity project of Tommy Wiseau, has eclipsed it’s status as the butt-end to every joke by becoming something of a huge cult hit as ‘the worst movie ever’, full of plot holes, dodgy acting and dialogue so awful that it has to be heard to be believed, The Room goes down as the worst film ever to grace Counting Down The Zeroes. Click here to Read the Whole Article!
From Dose Magazine in Canada – Every now and then, a movie comes along that defines a generation. Incredibly, the film that has begun to fill that role for 20- and 30-somethings is The Room, a gloriously dreadful story of love, betrayal and awkward dialogue. Click to Read the Full Article
Why are people crazy into The Room? Time Out asked its director and superfans.
It’s late on a Friday night—well after 1am—and the projector at Second Avenue’s Village East has just broken down midfilm. The audience, a loud one, doesn’t seem to care. A scene is already in progress. There’s a tiny band at the end of an aisle (guitar, accordion, cardboard box), stomping out Michael Jackson songs; girls sashay while their dates watch. When the movie finally restarts, the party won’t get any quieter. Characters will be warmly greeted in unison (“Hi, Denny!”) or roundly spanked (“Who are you?!?”). Occasionally, a rain of plastic spoons will be hurled screenward. In a month, these same viewers will reassemble and do it all again.
From Obsessed with Film- When you start talking about the ominous title of WORST FILM OF ALL TIME, several possibilities come to mind. Some films are simply ridiculous and absurd to the point of dismay, like LEPRECHAUN, ALONE IN THE DARK or HOWARD THE DUCK. These are bad movies, for sure. However, films like these are hard to call THE WORST because they have enough competence in them to prevent them from being considered…
Tommy Wiseau, the enigmatic director, star, and co-executive producer of 2003′s independently shot The Room, is emphatic when it comes to defending his hypnotically off-kilter un-mellow-drama. Its rapidly expanding cult audience ranks the film right up there with Troll 2 and Plan 9 From Outer Space in terms of exquisite awfulness, but The Room – a bizarre love triangle of red-hot passions and stone-cold line readings – is far from the worst movie ever made … or, at least, so says Wiseau, speaking from his home in Los Angeles in the same syntactically garbled Eastern European patois he uses in the film. Wiseau says it’s French-ish, by way of New Orleans, but it sounds more like Udo Kier talking around a mouthful of loose fangs. Read the Full Article Here!
Portland Mercury’s Epic Interviews with the Writer/Director/Star of The Room! – I was a little nervous to speak with Tommy Wiseau, writer/producer/director/star of The Room. Wiseau is known for being secretive about the funding of the project—The Room was reportedly made for six million dollars, raised entirely by Wiseau without any studio backing—and for ignoring questions about the origin of his thick, Eastern European-sounding accent. He’s savvy enough to understand The Room’s appeal, and mentions it works best as a black comedy. His people asked to see my questions before our interview, so I dutifully sent off a list of polite topics. But then I got his responses emailed back to me, along with confirmation for our phone interview time, and I wasn’t sure how our interview would proceed. Would I read my questions, and have him read his prepared responses, like a script? Read the Whole Thing Here!
Little is known about 40-year-old Tommy Wiseau: He’s an American filmmaker with a vaguely Eastern European accent. He wrote the script for The Room, peddled it to big studios, then decided to scrape together $6 million to do the thing himself in 2003. But unlike his background or personal life, the movie—which Wiseau also produced, directed, and starred in—is known in close detail by its ever-growing cult following.
Tim and Eric, huge fans of “The Room”, give Tommy Wiseau and chance behind the camera to direct The Pig Man!
At last, “The Room” is coming to the Pacific Northwest.
But is there room in Seattle for “The Room”?
Certainly a film recognized by one academic as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies” will have its day in film-savvy Seattle, but for now the closest Northwest screening of “The Room” will take place in Portland. An informal survey in Seattle indicates no immediate plans for a theatrical screening here.