The Disaster Artist Review

Disaster Artist

A film like The Disaster Artist has to walk a fine line. In telling its completely ridiculous true story, it has to be exceptionally silly and funny, but stop short of feeling exploitative of its highly eccentric subject. It’s a balance that James Franco’s film strikes seemingly effortlessly, an utterly hilarious romp through one of the oddest moments in movie history that’s also heartfelt and empathetic enough to be enormously uplifting. Franco clearly feels a sort of kinship with the mysterious ‘auteur’ Tommy Wiseau (who Franco plays on top of directing and producing), and so his film never feels uncomfortably mean-spirited.  Continue reading