THE DISASTER ARTIST — Review by Sarah Knight Adamson

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“The Disaster Artist,” rated (R), is a comedy based on the real-life story of Hollywood writer/director Tommy Wiseau. His claim to fame is a dramatic film he made, The Room,in 2003. You see, it’s so bad, that it’s actually good and has become a major cult film. Continue reading….

James Franco directs and plays (Tommy Wiseau) and his brother in real life, Dave Franco, plays Tommy’s friend Greg.

This is a hysterical film that centers on following dreams, successes and friendships.

Let’s Take a listen (sound byte) to Wiseau: “This my movie and this my life. You know, Greg, you and me are the same, we both have this dream that we’ll be famous.”

The film is based on the book, “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by Greg Sestero, Tommy’s best friend.

Here’s Another Clip: Bob Odenkirk says, “I can see you as Dracula, Frankenstein.” Wiseau says, (Shouting) “I am not Frankenstein,I am hero. I give them job, I give them salary, I spent five million dollars on the movie, Greg!” Greg says, “Five million dollars, really?” Wiseau continues, “Yes Greg, and they are not grateful, nobody respects my vision.”

The Bottom-Line? I’m way in. Four stars out of four.

This is one of the funniest movies ever made. James Franco should be nominated for an Oscar for his performance. The film is non-stop laughter, with a few serious moments. I loved it.

Other cast includes Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen, Sharon Stone, Melanie Griffith, Tom Franco, and Josh Hutcherson.

This is Sarah Knight Adamson Film Critic for Hollywood 360 Radio Network.

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Sarah Knight Adamson

Chicago-based Sarah Knight Adamson is the film critic for the Internationally syndicated radio show Hollywood 360, broadcast on over 90 stations. She has served on film panels for the Chicago Public Library, been a juror at film festivals, and writes about film for Naperville Magazine. She is founder and publisher of Sarah’s Backstage Pass website, where her written work appears.