"Oh hai Mark!", who knew these three simple words would go down in film history, but hey, I didn't say for the best. The Disaster Artist is directed and led by the ingenious James Franco who alongside his brother Dave tells the true story of Tommy Wiseau and his creation The Room - better known as the worst movie ever made.
The story behind Hollywood's most notorious picture strikes movie gold. This lame La La Land alternative adapts its shocking source material into a wondrous work of movie magic. James Franco delivers a fantastic turn in his best performance to date, as well as placing himself on the board as a serious director.
Franco's alternative acting approach elevates him alongside the likes of Jack Nicholson and Jonny Depp. He immerses himself into the role of Tommy Wiseau and honours the mysterious actor in a strikingly powerful performance. The young Franco's presence sparks the flame, setting The Disaster Artist alight; one of the few reasons that completely and utterly make this wacky picture work.
Adapted from Greg Sestro's accounts of the making of The Room, The Disaster Artist is hilarious, powerful and terrifically endearing in the precise moments. As the film plays out you become increasingly aware that all is building to one of Hollywood's biggest flops and Franco honours this sticky and unfortunate situation. The result - a story that presents the shear dedication of young actors and that although it may not play out the way you intended, capturing the hearts and smacking a smile on people's faces is the most crucial take away.
Franco's remarkable turn in The Disaster Artist presents how one man is capable of many great things. He honours one of Hollywood's most notorious filmmakers and adapts a compelling story from one of the worst films ever created.
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