The Disaster Artist

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in Dec 2017

James Franco
Zoey Deutch, Alison Brie, James Franco
108 mins, 2017, USA

James Franco directs and stars in this hilarious and affectionate true story of the making of The Room (which has famously been called 'the Citizen Kane of bad movies'), one of the most beloved cult classics of all time.

When wannabe actor Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) meets eccentric Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) they decide to cut out the middle man, move to LA, and make their own movie to showcase their, er, talents. But as the cameras start to roll on The Room, Greg discovers that he has vastly underestimated Tommy's quirks and overestimated his skill - and pretty much everything that can go wrong, does.

What could be a cruel send-up isn't - this is an inspiring celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams against the odds, as well as a funny and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend - and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you're doing. With all the buzz The Disaster Artist is enjoying, we may see Tommy Wiseau, the ultimate Hollywood outsider, travelling to the Oscars® after all...