Last night, a group of my friends invited us out to The Loft (the local indie house) to see a movie called The Room. They prefaced it with the fact that it was the worst movie ever made, which is fine given my love of horrible movies, especially ones involving giant genetically engineered creature cross overs.
But I was, in no way what-so-ever, prepared for this "movie".
When we arrived twenty minutes early to The Loft, we assumed we'd be really early and be sitting in the tiny upstairs theater until our friends strolled in and we had the whole place to ourselves. We were instead greeted by a line that went around the building. My first reaction was, My, a lot of people are here to see Predator tonight.
Apparently, The Room has a HUGE cult following. The Loft makes a production of showing this movie, too. We were greeted with a flier of things to shout and when to shout them and a handful of plastic spoons (the spoons are to be thrown in the air when the painting of the spoon in the apartment is shown, which is A LOT!).
Well, now, about this movie. According to imdb.com, it was filmed in 2003, but everything seems like it's straight out of 1995. And the acting. Oh, the acting, if you can call it that. It's like this movie is a dramatic porn, but with more unattractive people and a lot less sex. Wait, that's probably an insult to porn stars to compare them to the acting in this movie.
The movie was directed, written, produced, and starred Tommy Wiseau, the most enigmatic man in cinema history. How old is he? Where is he from? How did he ever get $6 million to make this movie? Where did the money go? What is the point of this movie? The world may never know...
I highly suggest trying to find a screening of it near you because I will never be able to accurately describe this movie.
Or, if you have some friends have been bugging you, invite them over for pizza and a movie night and surprise them with this lovely film (Just a warning, the first thirty minutes are almost porn, but the dialogue and acting get "good" after that).