The Room

The Room

DVD - 2005
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A black comedy in which a man about to be married is betrayed by his fiancée.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Wiseau-Films, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Roo
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Mar 06, 2018

Enjoy! Wish I had seen this at a theater to enjoy the crowd reaction. This film reminds me of a drunk person trying to tell a story. The best part is the Q&A in special features in which Tim Wiseau talks about his vision and how the film is based on his personal experience. Also intended as homage to Tennessee Williams. It's his sincerity that makes it all so interesting. Just read the description on the DVD case before watching the film then read other reviews, so it's not spoiled for you. A wild ride.

Jan 29, 2018

This is not a movie you should watch without knowing some of its background. Whether you read about the making of the movie, or read the excellent book, "The Disaster Artist," written by the costar of "The Room" about the movie, it's best to know what you are about to see. Simply put, "The Room" is easily the worst movie I have ever watched. I could spend many words listing "The Room's" multitude of oddities. For the sake of space, I will try to keep things brief. The plot is full of holes, none of the characters make sense, and the script feels like something an elementary student wrote. Possibly worst of all is "The Room's" egregious depictions of women.

Watching "The Room" is like watching a train wreck over and over from different angles. It's terrible, and you know you should look away, but simply can't peal your eyes from the scene at hand. As a first rate, heart-wrenching drama, the film could not fail more fantastically. Instead, through the years it has become known as the best terrible movie ever, spawning both a book, and now a movie based on that book (The Disaster Artist). While watching "The Room," I think I paused from laughing only a few times. It is magnificent in its failure. Director and Star, Tommy Wiseau, may not have succeeded in creating a riveting drama, but, did succeed in creating one of the most memorable films of the last 25 years.

Jan 02, 2018

In a sense, to give this movie any internet stars is an insult to internet stars. But The Room, and its director/writer/producer/star Tommy Wiseau will live in your memory long after better movies have faded. What is the definition of an auteur? "A filmmaker whose individual style and complete control over all elements of production give a film its personal and unique stamp." Is Mr. Wiseau's film unique and personal, and its director, etc., etc. controlling? Hell yeah! A couple minutes of The Room, taken at random, are enough to identify it as a Tommy Wiseau production. Should you see it? Hell yeah! If it's not a movie for all time, it's a movie for our time.

Nov 06, 2017

Mad respect to the cataloger who added the 650 "Spoons -- drama" to the local record.

Aug 23, 2017

The best movie ever to exist. The director and the main actor, Tommy Wiseau, is a being beyond mortal. He has descended to a higher being, no movie can be so good without alien help. This movie will change your life. Rent this movie, if you don't believe me, than let the movie speak to you. I will give you a taste of the movie to you, here are a couple of lines from the movie.

[Open scene showing the rooftop of the apartment complex]
[We see Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) open the door to the roof]

Johnny : It's not true!
Johnny: It's bullshit!
Johnny: I did not hit her!
[Throws water bottle to the ground angrily]
Johnny: I did nawt
Johnny : oH hAi MaRk


Aug 01, 2017

So so so bad. So so so bad that it is funny. Watch it with a group of friends and some alcohol and the jokes will fly!

Jul 29, 2017

Worst movie ever? Hardly. Jerry Lewis and Bob Hope made worse. The Room is unintentionally funny.
Tommy Wiseau also made an attempt at series TV, The Neighbors. I made a MCL purchase request for the DVD.

Jul 10, 2017

What the people below can't appreciate, is the fact that this IS IN FACT a terrible movie. Whether or not Tommy Wiseau meant for it to be a good film or not, this is so funny to watch if you have the right sense of humor. Also, to truly appreciate this movie, you need to go to a screening. See here:

That is how I first experienced The Room. And let me tell you, it's nothing short of an experience! So please don't be fooled by the comments below. While 1/2 star is what this movie technically deserves, please understand that it's got a very special appeal.

Sep 14, 2016

What is truly amazing is how terrible every element of this movie is, outside of the technical elements (lighting, cinematography) auteur Wiseau had no hand in. Not only is the acting terrible and the screenplay laughable, even the music and set design are ludicrously awful.

Nov 10, 2015

OH. MY. GOD. This movie is the worst thing I have watched and the worst I ever will. why in the world did the writer/producer/director/main actor (Tommy Wiseau) think it was a good idea to make this? its only a comedy because you laugh at how terrible it is. I would give this movie no stars if I could.

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