in about 100 words or less
US 103m, Colour
Director: James Franco; Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver
The Disaster Artist is a comical biographical drama about the making of Tommy Wiseau’s infamous drama The Room (2003). James Franco gives an extraordinary performance as Wiseau, the eccentric producer, director, writer and actor. Taking a page from Ed Wood (1994), The Disaster Artist provides a surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of one of history’s most infamous filmmakers. Hugely entertaining, The Disaster Artist is a sincere film that is likely to introduce a new audience to Wiseau’s work (Klaus Ming March 2018).