The Disaster Artist (2017)
R | 1h 43min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 8 December 2017 (USA)
Synopsis: With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau — an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable — into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious 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.
The Mungle on Movies Commentary: Fans of Wiseau’s THE ROOM will be amazed at how authentic Franco’s film is. Franco should get a best actor nod for this performance and with a little luck could win as an underdog. This hilarious and often weird film captures the heart of Tommy above anything else. And that makes it a success. Franco surrounds himself with well known faces who play different parts or chime in as themselves to talk about Tommy’s cult classic film. Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.
- Best Actor for James Franco
- Best Acting Ensemble
- Best film nomination. Long shot to win