For a while now, we’ve been banging on about the upcoming The Disaster Artist movie – because we genuinely cannot wait for it to finally be released! Of course, we love the Franco Brothers, so there was absolutely no way we could miss this one, but after watching the awesome first trailer and the even better second trailer, it’s fair to say that we have a definite Oscar-contender on our hands.
This James Franco creation follows the life of Tommy Wiseau and his famously awful movie, The Room. Although The Room is now a cult classic, it is widely regarded as ‘the greatest bad movie ever made.’ Because James Franco is a bit of a weirdo (and we absolutely love him for that), he’s taken it upon himself to explore the making of this movie, and has even decided to play the lead character. Basically, we couldn’t love him any more if we tried. This movie will also star his brother, Dave Franco, as well as their hilarious pal, Seth Rogen. The Disaster Artist is officially released on December 6, but critics have had their first look at the movie – and their reviews have been pretty darn amazing.
Yep, The Disaster Artist has a ridiculously impressive Rotten Tomatoes score of 96% – which is astounding, considering the movie hasn’t even been released yet. Major critics have also had their say on Franco’s creation, his performance and the story, and many believe it’s his finest moment yet! Here are just a few of these reviews:
It’s a nice irony that one of the worst movies in recent history has enabled James Franco to make one of the best films in his own chequered career. – Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
The Disaster Artist is so funny from the beginning, but it becomes downright side-splitting once Tommy gets onto a film set. – Mick LaSelle, San Francisco Chronicle
A sense of gnawing inadequacy is a universal feeling, and The Disaster Artist certainly mines the notion that there’s a little bit of the outsider in everybody – which is exactly the kind of magnanimity you’d expect. – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice
Director James Franco’s enjoyable ode to the creative process – any creative process, really. It’s also one of Franco’s strongest roles as an actor, capturing every little quirk and quality of a definite eccentric. – Brian Truitt, USA Today