Movie The Room (2003)

Watched 20110617 (DVD)
The Room (2003) Tommy Wiseau. 99 min.

Relevant Links:
The Room (IMDb.com)
The Room (Wikipedia.org)

20110617:
[Edited 20110618]
I'm sorry, but this was a bad movie and the terrible parts that were funny were too dispersed to be worth watching.

The only thing worth deriving from the movie is some ridiculous quotes. Because otherwise, without ridiculous lines, the movie seems like a poor attempt at being a porn movie. It is a failed attempt at a serious drama. To clarify, not knowing the film's intention, the first lines of dialogue made me think I was watching a porno. Then there were various scenes throughout that reiterated this porno mood, but with a big F (for FAIL).

This type of bad movie isn't my cup of tea. I'd rather watch Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). I give a little reasoning in my comment below.

[20110619]
To be clear, what I mean by "the only thing worth deriving" is "this is what I found memorable about the movie." And to be clear, part of what makes the quotes great is the way they were delivered by the actors and actresses. We certainly immediate the accents and expressions when sharing quotes from the movie.

I'd also like to say at this point that I hope readers take my opinions with a grain of salt. It's often important to read many opinions. Reasons include, but aren't limited to, maybe there's something I missed, maybe I just had an entirely different experience, and maybe I didn't have the time to find the right words to describe the movie. Honestly, I must have at least 50 new posts I can try to get done right this moment, but I actually want to enjoy real life like most people.

My final words to this post: Comments really help round out the opinions. I enjoy getting comments on my posts.

Quotes:
Johnny: You are lying! I never hit you! You are tearing me apart, Lisa!

Claudette: If you think I'm tired today, wait until you see me tomorrow.

Johnny: Hi, doggy!

Mark: How was work today?
Johnny: Oh pretty good. We got a new client... at the bank. We make a lot of money.
Mark: What client?
Johnny: I can not tell you, its confidential.
Mark: Oh come on. Why not?
Johnny: No I can't. Anyway, how is your sex life?

Claudette: I got the results of the test back - I definitely have breast cancer.

Johnny: Don't touch me mother #$%@er.

Johnny: I kill you, you bastard!
Mark: You couldn't kill me if you tried.
Johnny: You betrayed me... you that good... you, you're just a chicken, chirp-chirp-chirp-chirp, cheep, cheep.

YouTube:
I definitely laugh out loud at the lines in these scenes. It might take two or three viewings to realize why they're so funny.

J: You're tearing me apart, Lisa!




J: Hi, babe. These are for you.
L: Thanks honey. They're beautiful.
Did you get your promotion?
J: Nah.
L: You didn't get it did you?
J: That son of a bitch said I would get it within three months...
[...]
L: I still love you
J: You're the only one who does.
L: At least you have friends. I didn't get any calls today.
You're right the computer business is too competitive.
Do you want me to order a pizza?
J: Whatever I don't care.
L: I already ordered a pizza.
J: Haha. You think about everything. Hahaha.

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4 comments:

  1. I understand not liking it because moments are sparse but when a movie like Transformers or Pirates 3 and even 4 are also sparse I don't know why you shouldn't hold them at the same level of enjoyment (those are bad movies). I agree that some moments were very boring but the funny moments truly are priceless. I'm willing to bet you laughed more during this movie than you went whoa or cool during those movies. Plus, it's a poor attempt at a serious drama, not a failed porn. If it was a failed attempt at a porn no one would care about it.

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  2. Oh my bad, I meant to say something like "The movie SEEMS like a poor attempt at a porn. It is a failed serious drama." I will go make that change.

    And while great moments were sparse in Revenge of the Fallen, the moments in between were decent, not terrible. Another way to put it is, I don't lose any intelligence watching the movie. With this movie, I'm just waiting for the funny lines to happen, and I'm dying in between. So that's the difference and that's why I don't hold them to the same level of enjoyment.

    I'd much rather watch all the funny lines in a 5 or 10 minutes YouTube compilation. Of course, I was all for giving the full movie a chance, but I wouldn't ever watch it again, and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. I'd probably just show them YouTube videos to sample how ridiculous this movie gets at times.

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  3. That's fair but there's definitely a lot more than just 5 - 10 minutes and a lot of it is not just the quotes and you know it. The editing, the random coming and going, the framing, the performances (this one especially) are all part of it. I understand that this movie won't be enjoyed for how weirdly bad it is but to say that it's just a movie with some ridiculous quotes is a misrepresentation.

    On the Transformers 2 note, the moments in between aren't decent, they are pretty bad. As bad as these? No, but in a different way and far more boring for me but at that point this note is purely opinion.

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  4. What the? There was maybe 10 minutes that seemed like a bad porno but because most of them were in the beginning I think that idea stuck with you throughout.

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