Fourteen years after a meager two-week screening in two Los Angeles cinemas, Tommy Wiseau's cult drama The Room is getting a well-deserved theatrical release in the United States.
Often referenced as "the worst film ever made" and being "so bad that it's actually good," Wiseau's 2003 creation has recently inspired a remake by James Franco. Franco's The Disaster Artist has already been named one of the best movies of the year and nominated for several Golden Globes.
The buzz is evidently paying off for Tommy with his original movie set for screening in more than 500 movie theaters nationwide on January 10, 2018.
January 10th will be the largest screening ever of @TheRoom ! Be a part of history ! Find your closet theater and invite all your friends ! https://t.co/B0atiWB6YU Bring Wear pic.twitter.com/FNXjItdVCn— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) December 20, 2017
i would skip my own graduation to go to this. i would skip a family funeral to go to this. i would punch the grim reaper in his bony face & tell him to slow his roll because i'm going to this. https://t.co/0ydmkKPyOf— swarovski jedi. (@clemfairie) December 19, 2017
According to the event website, the screening will "feature Tommy Wiseau commercials, an inside look at a Hollywood screening and the trailer for Tommy and Greg Sestero's upcoming film Best F(r)iends." Should we expect a visit from Wiseau himself? Who knows...
To those unfamiliar with The Room, it's really not much we can help you with... The movie, just like its author, is a total enigma.
Intended to be a serious drama echoing Wiseau's personal life, it is laughably terrible, which makes it a not such a bad comedy if you're into that sort of thing. The movie has even cost people relationships, as one woman recounts in her Washington Post op-ed. Are you going to see it?