The magnificently endearing story of Tommy Wiseau and his “best worst movie of all time” (‘The Room’) isn’t over just yet, as today marks the day when the 2003 film is to be rereleased in 500 cinema’s across the United States of America for a one day special event. Yes, today on January 10th, 2018, you can flock to just about any big movie theatre there is, and buy a ticket to watch ‘The Room’ on the big screen, which is sure to spark the imagination of what to do on a Wednesday night in order to break the week, right?
Miraculously, ‘The Room’ is getting its rightful run in cinemas again, after James Franco’s film ‘The Disaster Artist’, (based on Greg Sestero’s book of the same name), turned into a success, even going as far as to win a Golden Globe (Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy) for James Franco on Sunday. Sadly however, when collecting the award, James Franco didn’t let Tommy Wiseau say one word during the ceremony. Plus somehow, call it “instant karma” or what have you? But, only a day later, James Franco is called out for his like of 17-year old girls from Scotland and for forcing another girl to orally copulate him, being reported over Twitter, in the latest of the ♯MeToo and ♯TimesUp trend.
Well anyway, today is Tommy Wiseau’s chance to be back in the limelight for his much loved film, ‘The Room’ so let’s forget about James Franco for now.
If you haven’t seen the film, here’s a brief longline and summary of what it’s about: ‘The Room’ starring Tommy Wiseau, directed by Tommy Wiseau, written by Tommy Wiseau, screenplay by Tommy Wiseau and produced by Tommy Wiseau, “The Room” follows the story of Johnny (Wiseau). Johnny is a bank employee who, seemingly, lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with Lisa, his fiancée. One day she gets bored with Johnny and seduces his best friend, Mark (played by Wiseau’s best friend, Greg Sestero, author of the award-winning 2013 memoir “The Disaster Artist”). Johnny screams, “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!”– and, with that, nothing, or no one, will ever be the same.
VP of Programming, Kymbereli Frueh of Fathom Events, who are organising the event said, “We’ve seen a tremendous response to ‘The Room’. With interest in the movie at a fever pitch, thanks to ‘The Disaster Artist’, we can’t wait to bring Wiseau’s creation back to the big screen to stand on its own unusual merits.”
So, in order to check whether ‘The Room’ is screening somewhere near you today, please click on this link and enter your zip code to find your nearest movie theatre. Don’t forget to bring your plastic spoons, if you know what we mean.
Regardless, the curious cult status of ‘The Room’ will never secede, and during the screenings today, people are rumoured to be treated to a preview of Wiseau’s latest creation entitled ‘The Neighbours’, who also stars Greg Sestero once again. We’ll be sure to report on that once we know more about that project.
Anyway, for funsies we found this trailer online. Just imagine if the official ‘The Room’ trailer went a little something like this?
Brainstain, over and out!
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