#TIFF17: “THE DISASTER ARTIST”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
The Disaster Artist chronicles Writer/Director Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) through the development, production and shocking success of the cult classic The Room.
The Film’s script could’ve become a mean mockery of Wiseau’s dream but instead it depicts an empathetic character study of him, all while being uproariously funny. It has a terrific transformative lead performance from Franco, a strong supporting cast, and many hilarious cameos. Franco becomes Wiseau in what is one of his greatest performances to date. Fans of The Room will not be disappointed with this comedic portrayal of how the beloved cult classic got made.
The Disaster Artist screens at TIFF on Sept. 11 at Ryerson Theatre at 11:59PM, and Sept. 12 at Scotiabank Theatre #1 at 6:45PM.