Could you recommend this movie for someone who wants to see it, but hasn't seen the full version of The Room, and has only gotten the "Cliff Notes" version of The Room from all the various YouTube clips and memes?
I saw it too. I have read The Disaster Artist ...
No big spoilers ahead.
The book really shows Greg (ie. Mark) and Tommy's weird relationship in a different way. Mark made it seem like he just could NOT get away.
I thought James Franco did an excellent job as Tommy. But his brother Dave (ie. Greg/Mark) wasnt great to me (and I like Dave Franco!). He just smiled way too much, and it made it seem like the movie was a joke to Dave Franco.
I think the movie got the major plot points of the book. We get the Tommy jealousy bits bc of the camera zooming in on Franco but I do think we miss some of the honest-to-God frustrations of Greg Sestero concerning Tommy that we got in the book. There was something very bittersweet about the book that the movie completely misses (to me).
There is an after the credits scene. And the parts rolling through the credits, where Disaster Artist actors re-enact The Room, was hilarious!
Good movie not great movie for me. I will be interested in how people who have not read the book view this movie.
edit: Agree about some of the actors being distracting. Seemed like Seth Rogen and Paul Scheer were narrating some of the movie and it's like ... just Seth Rogen being Seth Rogen. I'm trying to watch a movie, not MST3K
I felt like it should have included the 'The Hey Doggy scene was due to Tommy legitimately not realizing the dog was alive till mid-shoot, since they'd just paid a random San Diego Florist to use their store for 4 hours' bit, but it was a funny, heart-warming film.
Something that amazes/annoys me: one of the two screenwriters (can't remember which) did not watch The Room until after he finished writing The Disaster Artist.
Where did you see it? I just came out of a session about an hour ago.
>I thought it could have gone a little bit deeper with the character stuff and the drama of their relationships...
I'm curious as to which characters and relationships needed more depth. From the trailers, it made it seem like the film had that given Tommy's enigmatic personality and lifestyle. Also, did you notice any scenes that were cut from the movie but featured in the trailers?