Few films have affected me as deeply as 2003′s The Room, starring, written and directed by the now cult icon Tommy Wiseau. This movie really gets at serious, universal issues, such as breast cancer, infidelity, betrayal, and (SPOILER ALERT!) suicide in the most hilarious manner possible, which can be described only as what it is: Awful actors trying to sell an awful script. The hilarity derives from the fact that everyone in the movie is super serious and entirely un-self-aware that EVERYTHING they are doing and saying is completely ludicrous.
Every time I watch The Room, I laugh so hard I want to throw up (which might also have to do with the amount of alcohol I ingest prior to each screening, but who knows). And trust me, watching it with a group only enhances the experience of such classic scenes as “YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, LISA!” and “OH, HI MARK!”
If you or anyone you know has not yet been given the gift of Tommy Wiseau’s fake laugh, you now have plans to spend an hour and a half with The Room at Stage Werx Theatre in Union Square tonight. The cost? Pay what you can (which means crumpling up a one-dollar bill into a ball so it looks like a bigger wad of cash. Works every time). Oh, and bring spoons. You’ll see why.
By the way, if you didn’t like this post, “LEAVE YOUR STUPID COMMENTS IN YOUR POCKET!”Screening of The Room at Stage Werx Theatre Friday, July 9, 8pm 533 Sutter St. (btwn Powell & Mason) [Union Square]