The Room (2003)

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Tommy Wiseau
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Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle, Philip Haldiman, Carolyn Minnott, Robyn Paris, Mike Holmes, Dan Janjigian, Kyle Vogt
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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.

The Room is widely considered to be one of the worst films ever made, hailed as the "Citizen Kane of bad movies" due to its baffling script, awful production values, and terrible acting. While it was widely-mocked and barely made any money during its initial theatrical run in 2003, The Room found a large cult following in the years since and became a staple of the midnight circuit. Morphing into a piece of "so bad, it's good cinema," film buffs everywhere admire The Room for its earnest, yet woefully misguided, ambition. The enigma of its creator, Tommy Wiseau, also played a large role in The Room becoming more popular over time.

James Franco chronicled the making of The Room in his acclaimed 2017 dramedy The Disaster Artist, which is based on the book of the same name by Room co-star Greg Sestero. Franco not only directed the film, but played Tommy Wiseau and received raves for his performance.

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