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The Room (2003)
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The Room (2003)

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Wiseau-Films released The Room to two theaters on June 27, 2003. Tommy Wiseau directed the film starring Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, and Juliette Danielle.

The Room Movie Summary

Johnny is a banker in San Francisco. He lives with his girlfriend Lisa. They bang a lot. Lisa is a spoiled gold digger who’s bored with Johnny, so she turns her affections to Mark; Johnny’s best friend. They bang a lot.

Lisa tells her mom, Claudette, she’s bored with Johnny. Mom tells Lisa to stay with him because he has money, and that’s more important than love; besides, they bang a lot. Lisa decides to stay with Johnny, but then Johnny doesn’t get a raise he was promised. So, Lisa ramps up the banging with Mark.

Johnny believes Lisa might be cheating on him so he attaches a tape recorder to their phone…she’ll never see a giant 1990’s era tape player connected to the phone!

Meanwhile, Denny is a neighbor kid whom Johnny loves like a son and takes care of. One day, drug dealer Chris-R follows Denny home, and puts a gun to his head; demanding the money Denny owes him. Johnny and Mark arrive on the scene, and take Chris-R to jail, where the men bang a lot. Incidentally, Denny wants to bang Lisa a lot, and he tells Johnny that. The drug dealer is never mentioned again in the film.

Now, Claudette suddenly has tons of real estate problems, tons of failed relationships, and tons of breast cancer, but she and Lisa leave to go shopping before we can hear anymore.

With the room empty, Michelle and Mike break into the place and bang a lot.

Next, Mark talks to Peter, a psychologist and friend of his and Johnny…no banging. They aren’t those kind of friends. Peter both defends Lisa and calls her a sociopath, so Mark tries to kill Peter.

It’s birthday time, and Lisa, who now can’t stand Johnny, throws him a surprise party. Steven, you remember Steven, don’t you, catches Lisa and Mark about to bang while everyone at the party is outside in the street for some reason…probably going to play catch with the football. Steven confronts them, but Lisa has no regrets, bitches!

Eventually, everyone is back inside the room where Johnny lets it be known Lisa is pregnant. It’s a lie of course, but Johnny doesn’t know it.

Finally, the Lisa/Mark affair comes out at the end of the party. After a bitchslap scuffle, the partygoers leave, and Johnny locks himself in the bathroom. Lisa leaves to bang Mark a lot, and Johnny kills himself with Chris-R’s gun that the police didn’t care to confiscate.

Happily, we are all out of our misery. The end.

As mentioned in the podcast, The Disaster Artist is an amazing book Greg Sestero wrote detailing his experience making The Room for those who want to hear more about this cult film.


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  • Eddie

    I get that this is now part of pop culture, but trust me there are movies this bad that come out every week in LA, usually self distributed. They come and go.It’s weird that this caught on for reason. And that a major studio is now releasing a movie on the making of it! And far as its festival awards, a lot of festivals have what basically amounts to a participation award. They aren’t really awards but filmmakers will try to act like it is when they market it. I often see films that play at the Cannes film market(which is not the Cannes film festival) that market their film as having played at Cannes.

    • MHMChris

      Maybe it had something to do with that ad on Highland Avenue in Hollywood for 5 years that gave it more attention than the other terrible films?

  • Eddie

    Apparently there is a contest for fans to recreate a scene from The Room. Winner gets a private screening. Thought this would interest Shane since he’s such a big fan. The contest is called “The Tommy”

    • MHMChris

      I’m going to let him know. The advertising for this film is really good. I hope the movie is too…I know you’re not a big fan though.

      • Eddie

        Are you plannning on seeing Disaster Artist? It’s getting great reviews.

        • MHMChris

          I will go see it, but probably not in the theater. I haven’t decided. I think Chad will see it. Shane A just interviewed Greg Sestero for his work in Australia, but he hasn’t said yet if he likes the film or not.