The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist (James Franco, 2017)

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver

This didn't work for me. Even if I'd known from the start it was meant to be funny, it wdn't've been. And it's only in the last ten minutes that it lays its meagre cards on the table, so I was suffering under various delusions that it might have been several different films until then.

I love metafilms, films about making films, but, if successful, they are usually made by remarkably intelligent writer-directors. As an example of how dumb this film is: the mysteries posed by the first two acts - why does the main character have such a stupid accent? and where does his money come from? are actually put up on a card at the end of the movie as residual questions. So we've suffered in vain. ... I want my time back.

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 28 February, 2017 | Now: 5 February, 2018