8.0/10
1,715
2 user 44 critic

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Trailer
2:11 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In theaters December 7.

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay by), (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
24 ( 13)
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Downsizing (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau
The Room (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

Director: Tommy Wiseau
Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle
I, Tonya (2017)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
Molly's Game (2017)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joe Keery, Idris Elba
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Lady Bird (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Timothée Chalamet
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Der Hauptmann (2017)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.

Director: Robert Schwentke
Stars: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a successful television writer's daughter becomes the interest of an aging filmmaker with an appalling past, he becomes worried about how to handle the situation.

Director: Louis C.K.
Stars: Pamela Adlon, George Aloi, Rose Byrne
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Bobbi
...
Amber
...
Kristen Bell
...
Henry
...
...
Acting Teacher
...
...
...
Lizzy Caplan
...
Bryan Cranston
...
Philip Haldiman
...
...
Adam Scott
Edit

Storyline

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Masterpiece  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James Franco played James Dean in a 2001 television movie biopic. Dean was a huge influence on Tommy Wiseau, and the infamous "You're tearing me apart!" moment in The Room (2003) was inspired by Rebel Without a Cause (1955). James Franco plays Tommy Wiseau in this film. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Sandy Schklair: Why is he having sex with her bellybutton? He knows where her vagina is, right?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Hilarious Dramedy About The Art Of How Not To Make A Movie
15 November 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Disaster Artist" is a true story based on the making of the notoriously bad cult film "The Room," directed by Tommy Wiseasu. Wiseau is played by James Franco and Wiseau's friend Greg Sestero is played by Dave Franco. This was interesting, because I had heard so much about "the Room" and its cult status as one of the worst movies ever made. The trailer for the Disaster Artist was really intriguing, and I walked out pretty pleased.

This movie has the Franco Brothers and Seth Rogen, and we all know the reputation that comes with them. They make stoner comedies and basically all play the same characters in every movie they're in. That is not the case here. All of those clichés from those movies that we see from these guys are thrown out of the window. It was a nice change of pace and pleasant surprise for all of these guys after watching their work and seeing the same stale comedies delivered to audiences.

I also wouldn't "technically" categorize this movie as a "comedy." It's definitely more of a dramedy with comedic scenes mixed in, but this is because Tommy Wiseau, who is so magnificently played by James Franco in what is probably his best performance to date (yes I went there), is such a weird, mysterious, eccentric, and strange individual that his words and actions and his weird passion to make a movie come off as comedic. It's the more intense drama scenes that really work well within this movie. I will add that the comedic scenes shown the trailer are not the only funny scenes in the movie. There's definitely more humor in the movie aside from those scenes.

My issue with this movie really just comes down to pacing. It took a while for the buildup, and I get it, it's character development and you have to explain the relationship between Tommy and Greg, and that's character development, but it just felt a little too long. There were instances where I was checking my watch and thought to myself "i thought Seth Rogen was in this movie." I would also say that the character of Amber, played by Alison Brie, really didn't move the story forward all that much and I felt like she wasn't needed.

Overall, I enjoyed it. Laughed my ass off in some parts. Both Francos and Seth Rogen for that matter are really good in the movie, it's a behind the scenes type of movie that shows you how not to make a movie. I thought they did a really good job of capturing just how strange and determined Tommy Wiseasu was.

I am going to give "The Disaster Artist" a B+.

Check out my review of "The Disaster Artist" here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT5-PfMK180


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page