Disaster Artist

Deutch, Zoey

SKU: 031398278832

UPC 031398278832
Release Date 2018-03-13
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 2
Length 104
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 4 stars out of 5 -- [Franco] is staggeringly good here, almost unrecognizable as Wiseau, nailing his strange mannerisms, unusual voice and awkward laugh while also delving deeper to inhabit a man whose deep-rooted insecurities are messily papered over with bravado.[A] shrewd, affectionate and squirmingly funny new movie....Approaching THE ROOM in a spirit of mocking celebration, it is both a re-creation of its making and a deconstruction of its mystique, as well as a sincere tribute from one iconoclast to another.Mr. Franco certainly looks the part and sounds it too, having perfectly captured Mr. Wiseau’s puzzling accent and arrhythmic intonation.[T]his sweet, affectionate comedy is an all-too-rare homage to harmless, hilarious incompetence, at a time when there is plenty of the more hurtful kind to go around.THE DISASTER ARTIST is a breezy, entertaining and even affectionate movie about the making of THE ROOM.Wiseau retains a hypnotic charm....That bold spirit is something James Franco is obviously drawn to, and it’s what makes his performance sing with genuine love, even as his character becomes truly unhinged on set.[I]t feels only appropriate that James Franco, an actor and director for whom weirdness is next to godliness, would be the one to tell his story. -- Grade: B+3.5 stars out of 4 -- [A]s a director, Franco succeeds beautifully at bringing coherence to chaos, a word that accurately describes the making of this modern midnight-movie phenomenon.Franco, who’s absolutely hysterical as the brooding, deluded Wiseau, leads a parade of familiar faces, including his brother Dave, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Josh Hutcherson, Melanie Griffith and Sharon Stone, delivering a winning, ED WOOD-esque blend of comedy and pathos...[B]oasting a genuine capacity to delight....Franco achieves what could become his most iconic role -- surpassing even SPRING BREAKERS rapper Alien -- as Tommy Wiseau, international man of mystery.4 stars out of 5 -- Franco’s Wiseau is a comedy masterclass in both understatement and overstatement, summoning a belly laugh from an over-the-top dramatic reading of Shakespeare just as easily as a quiet guttural 'yah'.A hilarious comedy with enough personality clashes and drama to give it some heft, THE DISASTER ARTIST is director James Franco’s enjoyable ode to the creative process...THE DISASTER ARTIST details the incredible true story behind the making of THE ROOM, a 2003 film that quickly became a cult hit due to its reputation as the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. This comedy-drama chronicles its production, and how it emerged from the friendship between weirdo auteur Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and struggling actor Greg Sestero (Dave Franco). Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, and Josh Hutcherson co-star. James Franco also directed.
Cast James Franco (Director)
Greg Sestero (Source Writer)
Brandon Trost (Director of Photography)
Susan Lynch (Set Decorator)
Scott Neustadter (Screenwriter)
Dave Porter (Composer)
Gabe Hilfer (Music Director)
Michael H. Weber (Screenwriter)
Nana Fischer (Makeup)
Tom Bissell (Source Writer)
Sweet Pea Vaughn (Makeup)
Bryan Cranston (Co-Star)
Melanie Griffith (Co-Star)
Sharon Stone (Co-Star)
Jacki Weaver (Co-Star)
Seth Rogen (Star)
James Franco (Star)
Josh Hutcherson (Co-Star)
Ari Graynor (Star)
Paul Scheer (Co-Star)
Zac Efron (Co-Star)
Jason Mantzoukas (Co-Star)
Alison Brie (Star)
Dave Franco (Star)
Hannibal Buress (Co-Star)
Zoey Deutch (Co-Star)
Sugar Lyn Beard (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Note: Gag Reel Audio Commentary with Director James Franco, Dave Franco, Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero Oh, Hi Mark!: Making a Disaster Directing a Disaster Just a Guy Leaning on a Wall: Getting to know Tommy Theatrical Trailer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby True HD 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Biography
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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