PREVIEW: The Disaster Artist

Based on the novel of the same name by Greg Sestro, The Disaster Artist chronicles the making of the infamously terrible movie, The Room. The Disaster Artist gives a fascinating glimpse into Tommy Wiseau who wrote, directed, and starred in The Room through the eyes of his former friend, Sestro. Interestingly, The Disaster Artist is a passion project itself, directed by and starring James Franco as Wiseau. This is certainly a movie for those who have ever watched and enjoyed mocking The Room. However, it also holds appeal to those who haven’t, such as this reviewer. The Disaster Artist is not only about the disaster, after all, but also the artist at the center. What makes The Room fascinating is not that it was bad. There have been many movies that were bad and quickly forgotten. It is the element of sincerity to Wiseau’s work that continues to draw audiences. Hopefully, the movie can find the man within the art. It opens in the newly renovated State Theater, on December 8th. Purchase tickets ($8 for students with ID) online at the Michigan Theater website or at the box office.

Corrina Lee

Corrina is a junior majoring in Economics. She writes about movies and art because no one will listen to her rant about Game of Thrones anymore.

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