History YMMV / TheRoom

21st May '18 10:55:55 PM Kid
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** Johnny is actually a pretty decent (though almost certainly unintentional) depiction of somebody [[AmbiguousDisorder on the autistic spectrum]]- laughing at inappropriate moments, naively trusting of those around him, NoSocialSkills but not without compassion, nice but boring to be around, messily dressed, doesn't have a clue how to deal with liars... The more unusual thing is that nobody in the film comments on it, though granted they would have known him for a while by now.

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** Johnny is actually a pretty decent (though almost certainly unintentional) depiction of somebody [[AmbiguousDisorder on the autistic spectrum]]- spectrum]] - laughing at inappropriate moments, naively trusting of those around him, NoSocialSkills but not without compassion, nice but boring to be around, messily dressed, doesn't have a clue how to deal with liars... The more unusual thing is that nobody in the film comments on it, though granted they would have known him for a while by now.
26th Apr '18 4:54:36 PM Josef5678
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* FanNickname: Roomies, as coined by Robyn Paris (Michelle)
23rd Apr '18 5:35:48 PM eggplant
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* FanNickname: Roomies, as coined by Robyn Paris (Michelle)
10th Apr '18 4:47:49 PM StardustSoldier
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** While none of the characters are particularly likable, special mention goes to Mark, who puts all of the blame for his affair [[spoiler:and Johnny's suicide]] on Lisa [[NeverMyFault despite being equally at fault]], [[DoubleStandard and both Peter and the film itself seem to agree with him]]. Mark also ''tries to murder'' Peter at one point, yet neither Peter nor the film itself seems particularly worried by this.

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** While none of the characters are particularly likable, special mention goes to Mark, who puts all of the blame for his affair [[spoiler:and Johnny's suicide]] on Lisa [[NeverMyFault despite being equally at fault]], [[DoubleStandard and both Peter and the film itself seem to agree with him]]. Mark also ''tries to murder'' Peter at one point, yet neither Peter nor the film itself seems particularly worried by this.
10th Apr '18 4:28:15 PM StardustSoldier
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** As utterly pathetic the WimpFight between Johnny and Mark was, Wiseau really was hurting Sestero as by the end of it, the latter had bruises all over his arms and wrists from the former's hands, which have apparent "cyborg-like strength".

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** As utterly pathetic as the WimpFight between Johnny and Mark was, Wiseau really was hurting Sestero as by the end of it, the latter had bruises all over his arms and wrists from the former's hands, which have apparent "cyborg-like strength".
10th Apr '18 4:11:28 PM StardustSoldier
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* TheScrappy: '''LISA'''. Everyone in the movie's annoying due to their bad acting and/or stupidity, but she ''really'' takes the cake. Her idiot not-boyfriend Mark comes in very close second.

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* TheScrappy: '''LISA'''. Everyone in Many of the movie's characters are annoying due to their bad acting and/or stupidity, but she ''really'' takes the cake. Her idiot not-boyfriend Mark comes in very close second.



** Tommy Wiseau, as detailed in ''The Disaster Artist''.
** Dan Janjigian as Chris-R. As detailed in ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', the guy went as far as applying MethodActing to his role... despite being the ''only'' person in the cast who ''wasn't'' a professional actor and him only doing it as a favor for his roommate. As a result, he became a OneSceneWonder who gives one of the few convincing performances in the movie.
** Also as detailed in ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', Carolyn Minnott as Claudette. She had always wanted to act, and this was one of the only parts she could get. As such, she gave it everything she had, even nailing a scene right after ''being hospitalized for heat stroke.''
* UglyCute: The pug in the flower shop.

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** Tommy Wiseau, as detailed in ''The Disaster Artist''.
''Literature/TheDisasterArtist''.
** Dan Janjigian as Chris-R. As detailed in ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', ''The Disaster Artist'' describes how the guy went as far as applying MethodActing to his role... despite being the ''only'' person in the cast who ''wasn't'' a professional actor and him only doing it as a favor for his roommate. As a result, he became a OneSceneWonder who gives one of the few convincing performances in the movie.
** Also as detailed in ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'', ''The Disaster Artist'', Carolyn Minnott as Claudette. She had always wanted to act, and this was one of the only parts she could get. As such, she gave it everything she had, even nailing a scene right after ''being hospitalized for heat stroke.''
* UglyCute: The pug in the flower shop.
9th Apr '18 11:28:30 PM BenMitchell90
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Lisa's mother, Claudette. Some view her as TheScrappy for her repetiveness and others tolerate her, because her [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously actress actually gives a shit]].

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Lisa's mother, Claudette. Some view her as TheScrappy for her repetiveness repetitiveness and bitchiness, and others tolerate her, her because her [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously actress actually gives a shit]].shit]], and she often comes off as one of the few voices of reason complaining about how stupid the plot is and questioning things that the viewers are likely wondering themselves.
30th Mar '18 8:15:59 PM TheCastawayPariah
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** Some fans have a rather dark interpretation of Johnny and Denny's relationship, specifically pointing out Denny's rather odd choice of words after [[spoiler: Johnny's suicide]]. After he, Lisa and Mark all find out what happened, Denny immediately turns to them and yells "Leave us!"... even though he's a guest in someone else's house, and Johnny's best friend and fiancée have much more right to [[spoiler: stay with Johnny]] than he does. Um... why was he so eager [[spoiler: [[ILoveTheDead to be left alone with Johnny's corpse]]]]?

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** Some fans have a rather dark interpretation of Johnny and Denny's relationship, specifically pointing out Denny's rather odd choice of words after [[spoiler: Johnny's suicide]]. After he, Lisa and Mark all find out what happened, Denny immediately turns to them and yells "Leave us!"... even though he's a guest in someone else's house, and Johnny's best friend and fiancée have much more right to [[spoiler: stay with Johnny]] than he does.house. Um... why was he so eager [[spoiler: [[ILoveTheDead to be left alone with Johnny's corpse]]]]?
29th Mar '18 1:47:06 AM TheCastawayPariah
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAFYymrO420 This fanmade song, "Leave"]], by Allie Goertz. She achieved the unthinkable – taking the (primary) story of the film, along with some of the most infamous lines such as [[IronicEcho "Oh hi, Mark" and "What a story, Mark!"]] and putting them into a genuinely heartfelt context. The awesome factor is doubled in that she managed to have Greg Sestero co-star in it. In the description, instead of mocking Tommy for what he made, she appreciates the human element of the film in that he put his whole heart into it. Even with how disastrously-made the film is, that's definitely better and more respectable than films produced without love or care or any redeeming factors.
2nd Mar '18 1:47:30 AM NolanSBurke
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* Odds are that, if you've sought out (or even heard of) the film ''Retro Puppet Master'', it's because it was Greg Sestero's most prominent pre-''Room'' film role.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Odds are that, if you've sought out (or even heard of) the film ''Retro Puppet Master'', it's because it was Greg Sestero's most prominent pre-''Room'' film role.
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