• The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist

Release Date: December 1st, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2018

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

The incredible true story of aspiring filmmaker and Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau as he and his best friend defiantly pursue their dreams and embark on the hilarious odyssey of making the now-infamous, cult classic "The Room."

Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Alison Brie, Paul Scheer, Hannibal Buress, Jerrod Carmichael

Director: James Franco

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Good Universe, New Line Cinema, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Point Grey

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Love, 2000s, Friend, Endearing, Passionate, Transformation, Amusing, Quest, Rivalry, Friendship, Emotional, Offbeat, Hilarious

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Franco’s performance as Tommy Wiseau is a thing of beauty. Without ever inflating Tommy’s achievements or his talents, and while still having a great deal of fun with his peculiar behavior, he makes him into what he always wanted to be: A true cinematic hero. show more

  • 90
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Franco, who’s absolutely hysterical as the brooding, deluded Wiseau, leads a parade of familiar faces...delivering a winning, Ed Wood-esque blend of comedy and pathos that could very well earn its own cult status. show more

  • 80
    Dana StevensSlate

    The case could be made that The Disaster Artist is a little too sunny for a movie about a clearly damaged man whose lifelong drive to create something beautiful only led to his becoming a symbol of grand-scale failure. But in addition to making me laugh, hard, at a time when cathartic laughter is all but a medical necessity, this portrait of the artist as a not-so-young weirdo struck me as peculiarly moving. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy