Thursday, March 26, 2009

You're Tearing Me Apart, Lisa

Having no hipster credentials, I am only now, this minute, discovering The Room, bad cinema at it's baddest. So bad it's a cult hit. So bad they have monthly screenings in LA that are attended in Rocky Horror fashion. So bad even the voiceover for the trailer is laughable. So bad that the creator now says "I meant to do that." (And altered the trailer at the end to indicate that his movie is a "black comedy.")

It's kind of sad, really, that a guy set out to create something giant, seeking to emulate his hero Tennessee Williams, and his work is now famous for it's awfulness. I hope he finally sees some profit for all his pain. This is what the incredibly narcissistic writer, director, producer and star did for $6 million.

A thorough history of The Room is written by Scott Tobias at The Onion's AV Club. Beyond that is a piece at Entertainment Weekly, in which all the cool kid comedians have a laugh at the movie, including Paul Rudd, comedian du jour, no stranger to truly awful cinema.

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  • Wow. It has that porny lack of quality quality. Does Paul Thomas do a cameo?

    That's what I imagine every earnest craigslist post looking for for a DP or editor, and offering a credit and dvd copy, turning out to be.

    It's amazing how little you can get for 6 million.

    By Blogger phillybikeboy, at March 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM  

  • Yeah, that's it exactly. It’s porno acting without the porn.

    Thanks Dave. Now I have to stay up even later to find something worse than this.

    By Blogger Make the logo bigger, at March 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

  • Gotta concur Phillybikeboy. Perfect description. MTLB -- Shark Attack III: Megalodon.

    By Anonymous fredwich, at March 29, 2009 at 7:05 AM  

  • They played this on Adult Swim for April Fools day. I had to sit down and watch it because I couldn't believe how aweful it was...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 7, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

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