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I first heard about The Room in the December 19, 2008 edition of Entertainment Weekly. I immediately tried to put it in my Netflix queue, but it was unavailable, so I came here, to Amazon, and was delighted to find that I could own this intriguing piece of cinema for only 8.49, so I bought it. I have watched it twice and have been trying to figure out what makes this movie so awful and yet so oddly entertaining ever since. Now I must admit I am a huge fan of bad movies--I can debate which is worse, Plan 9 from Outer Space or Manos: The Hands of Fate with the best of 'em.Read more ›
It is, without question, the worst film ever made. Including movies made on beta max video cameras in special education high school classes. 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.Read more ›
UPDATE: I freaking love this movie. The Blu-ray quality is definitely better than the DVD quality, although I can't say I am pleased to see Tommy's white buttocks in high definition. The extras are definitely worth buying the blu-ray. It includes new interviews, which any Room fan would love to watch.
After showing this at a party to a few friends, a round of applause followed the ending. This film is hilarious, and for all the wrong reasons!
After seeing an old trailer for this film, I remember seeing the terrible acting and bizarre mixed European accent of Mr. Wiseau, with him screaming "YOU ARE TEARING ME APART LIIIIZA". Having been shown this, this film was on my 'to get' list. Pure genius!
I don't know why, however, the trailer was changed. I also don't remember it being marketed as a 'black comedy' on this trailer I saw. But still, this film has the potential to be a cult classic over here in the UK, as everyone I've shown it too has laughed their arses off. Memorable quotes include, "We are expecting, AH HAH!", "Hi, doggy!" and the conversation that shows Tommy talking to his 'best friend' about clients at work, then the conversation switching suddenly with Tommy asking him, "Anyway, how's your sex life?"
Even if you don't like films that are funny because they're bad, watch this.. It's well worth the money, and you'll have something to show your friends which *WONT* disappoint them ;D
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the Citizen Kane of bad movies. If you haven't seen The Room, you are seriously missing out.Published 1 day ago by Erin Cimmarrusti
The greatest movie of all time, Tommy Wiseau and Greg "Baby face" Sestero shine in this dramedy! A film for everybody! Citizen Kane for the 21st century!Published 8 days ago by Rebecca
So good... you really just have to watch it with alcohol and a bunch of friends.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
This cinematic genius truly changed my life. Tommy Wiseau can do it all. Write, produce, direct AND star in? Read morePublished 17 days ago by Laurenfaye138
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I also noticed that. That just goes to show you that the good movies are always so detail oriented.
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