The Room
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This film centers on Johnny, a man who has it all; great friends, a good job, and a gorgeous fiancée named Lisa. But Lisa's innocent act masks the fact that she's looking to bring Johnny down, and her manipulations are tearing Johnny apart. As Lisa informs her cancer-ridden mother, Claudette, that Johnny hit her (and he did not hit her, that is bull$&*t, he did not!), Johnny's best friend, Mark, finds his resistance to Lisa's seductive charms weakening. Meanwhile, local orphan Denny looks up to Johnny, and needs the older man's help after the teen rips off a drug dealer.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As someone who's watched more bad movies than you can imagine, I'm mostly immune to the so-bad-it's-good aesthetic, though I can see how, viewed in a theater at midnight after a few drinks, this might conjure up its own hilariously demented reality."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"To make a movie that's so bad it's good you need vision, drive, luck and obsessive vanity. Fortuitously, The Room's writer/producer/director/star Tommy Wiseau appears to possess all of these qualities, combined with a total lack of acting talent."
‑ Steve Rose, Guardian
"Watching The Room is like crossing over to a counterfactual universe where the rules of film grammar and screenwriting have been written by Dan Brown."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"It is a prime example of enthusiasm outrunning talent."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"If you experience brain damage as a result of watching this film, I disavow any responsibility whatsoever."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"The Room, has been maligned as one of the most inept movies ever made when in fact it is a sardonic comedy about sexual politics in the age of terror."
‑ , St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A movie so bad, so inept, so unbelievably painful, it's almost impossible to comprehend anyone thought it would be great on-screen..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Cult-phenom amateur melodrama best left to adults."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"In the dynasty of dung, among the many pretenders to the best worst movie throne, Tommy Wiseau and his oddly named tragedy truly earns their rotten rep."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"And that's the conundrum of "The Room." It's so very bad that it becomes riveting."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Given audience reaction at screening attended, pic may be something of a first: A movie that prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back -- before even 30 minutes have passed."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"The question becomes, How much punishment can the audience take and still keep on howling?"
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"If you like bad films performed by those without talent, films like Ed Wood Jr. cranked out, then this one will do the trick."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This self-financed flick's shortcomings go way beyond the standard array of glaring continuity errors, dodgy sets and stagnant editing."
‑ Gavin Bond, Sunday Times (Australia)
"It's hard to describe how bad the acting in The Room is."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
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