(2017) (James Franco, Dave Franco) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Dramedy: Two untalented men set out to make a film that will unintentionally go down as one of the worst movies ever made.
- It's 1998 and Tommy Wiseau (JAMES FRANCO) and Greg Sestero (DAVE FRANCO) are two aspiring actors who meet in an acting class, with neither of them remotely being good. They hit it off as friends, and Tommy invites Greg to be his roommate in Los Angeles so that they'll be in the center of the entertainment capital. While unable to land any significant acting jobs over the course of a few years but with Greg finding a girlfriend in Amber (ALISON BRIE), a bartender who soon moves in with him in Tommy's place, the two men decide their best course of action will be to make their own movie.
With abundant cash from undisclosed sources, Tommy buys the gear, rents out the space, and he and Greg hire performers to work in front of the camera, such as Juliette Danielle (ARI GRAYNOR), Philip Haldiman (JOSH HUTCHERSON), and Dan Janjigian (ZAC EFRON) among others, and the crew folks behind it, such as Sandy Schklai (SETH ROGEN) who will work as the script supervisor for Tommy's script from which he also directs.
But when the shooting starts -- including with Tommy playing the lead character -- everyone soon realizes he doesn't have any talent on either side of the camera, with Sandy having to step in to direct take after take after take. As the days wear on and tensions mount on the set as Tommy becomes increasingly temperamental, everyone soon begins to realize they're making a train wreck of a movie.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Some older teens might be interested, especially if they're fans of anyone in the cast.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For language throughout and some sexuality/nudity.
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