History YMMV / TheRoom

13th Jan '18 11:02:59 AM Elyana
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: It's suggested in ''The Disaster Artist'' that Tommy wrote Johnny as essentially a romanticised, tragic reflection of himself -- a well-meaning, magnanimous, kind, and sympathetic NiceGuy who's heartlessly taken advantage of and betrayed by the ungrateful people in his life. But it's observed that while Tommy was something of a troubled, brooding loner with few, if any real friends beyond Greg himself, the Johnny character is constantly surrounded by close friends and loved ones, who frequently extol his virtues. The book also implies that Johnny's abusive relationship with the sociopathic Lisa was torn straight from a chapter of Wiseau's own love life.
13th Jan '18 3:14:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* CriticalResearchFailure: How amateurish was Wiseau's production? He listed a "second unit" cast, for the on-location shots. That's right -- he not only doubled the credits (Tommy gets listed ''again'' as Johnny, Greg gets listed ''again'' as Mark, and so on), but second unit personnel are ''crew'' not ''cast'', and on-location shots used in the film are ''not second unit''. They're ''production''.
2nd Jan '18 7:54:15 AM SorPepita
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** 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.

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** 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.
2nd Jan '18 7:51:12 AM SorPepita
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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 come in very close second.

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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 come comes in very close second.
2nd Jan '18 7:47:25 AM SorPepita
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** One of Tommy's dreams was to see ''The Room'' win multiple Oscars. Twelve years later, the film ''Literature/{{Room}}'' won Best Actress. And even later on, ''Room'''s [[Creator/{{A24}} distributor]] made [[Film/TheDisasterArtist a movie]] ''about The Room''! Even more hilarious that Oscar chances for that movie is high.

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** One of Tommy's dreams was to see ''The Room'' win multiple Oscars. Twelve years later, the film ''Literature/{{Room}}'' won Best Actress. And even later on, ''Room'''s [[Creator/{{A24}} distributor]] made [[Film/TheDisasterArtist a movie]] ''about The Room''! Even more hilarious that Oscar chances for that movie is are high.
2nd Jan '18 7:29:45 AM SorPepita
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* CultClassic: ''The Room'' continues to be screened in L.A. and other cities to this day, thanks to becoming a cult phenomenon. Not really surprising given how [[BileFascination fascinatingly]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs bizarre]] it is. Tommy Wiseau himself comes to these screenings to discuss the making of the film, though he does not reveal much....

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* CultClassic: ''The Room'' continues to be screened in L.A. and other cities to this day, thanks to becoming a cult phenomenon. Not really surprising given how [[BileFascination fascinatingly]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs bizarre]] it is. Tommy Wiseau himself comes to these screenings to discuss the making of the film, though he does not reveal much....much...
2nd Jan '18 6:59:53 AM SorPepita
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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]]- 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.



** 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. Um... why was he so eager [[spoiler: [[ILoveTheDead to be left alone with Johnny's corpse]]]]?



* WeirdAlEffect: Few younger viewers know that "You're tearing me apart!" originated in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'', a movie that Wiseau was a huge fan of. Go to the comments section of the scene where Creator/JamesDean's character says this and you'll see that most of the comments add "...Lisa!" to the end.

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* WeirdAlEffect: Few younger viewers know that "You're tearing me apart!" originated in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'', a movie that Wiseau was a huge fan of. Go to the comments section of the scene where Creator/JamesDean's character says this and you'll see that most of the comments add "... Lisa!" to the end.
30th Dec '17 12:52:02 PM CheeseDogX
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* {{Wangst}}: Johnny is especially guilty of this in his dialogue. Lisa is apparently the only person who loves Johnny, [[InformedLoner despite the various people who are willing to play football with him, talk with him about his problems and take time out of their lives to go to his birthday party]].

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* {{Wangst}}: Johnny is especially guilty of this in his dialogue. Lisa is apparently the only person who loves Johnny, [[InformedLoner despite the various people who are willing to play football with him, talk with him about his problems and take time out of their lives to go to his birthday party]]. Though in his defense, he was upset about getting turned down for a promotion when he said that nobody (besides Lisa) loves him.
29th Dec '17 12:29:24 PM CombativeBoil
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** Mark briefly mentions breaking up with his girlfriend during the rooftop scene. Turns out Greg had just broken up with his girlfriend, and Wiseau wrote that in the script ''the day'' it happened.
23rd Dec '17 10:09:00 PM mitcher
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** One of Tommy's dreams was to see ''The Room'' win multiple Oscars. Twelve years later, the film ''Literature/{{Room}}'' won Best Actress. And even later on, ''Room'''s [[Creator/{{A24}} distributor]] made [[Film/TheDisasterArtist a movie]] ''about The Room''!

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** One of Tommy's dreams was to see ''The Room'' win multiple Oscars. Twelve years later, the film ''Literature/{{Room}}'' won Best Actress. And even later on, ''Room'''s [[Creator/{{A24}} distributor]] made [[Film/TheDisasterArtist a movie]] ''about The Room''!Room''! Even more hilarious that Oscar chances for that movie is high.
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