History YMMV / TheRoom

19th Oct '17 1:13:32 PM Prinzenick
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* SignatureScene: The rooftop scene with Johnny and Mark.
28th Sep '17 10:11:18 AM NWolfman
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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.
28th Sep '17 10:06:57 AM NWolfman
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* HypeBacklash: Despite its reputation as the [[SoBadItsGood "Best Bad Movie Ever!"]], some people just see it as a plain bad movie with no merit whatsoever. Others see it as an outright ForceMeme, especially once it started getting compared to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' in terms of cult-like popularity and AudienceParticipation screenings.

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* HypeBacklash: Despite its reputation as the [[SoBadItsGood "Best Bad Movie Ever!"]], some people just see it as a plain bad movie with no merit whatsoever. Others see it as an outright ForceMeme, ForcedMeme, especially once it started getting compared to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' in terms of cult-like popularity and AudienceParticipation screenings.
28th Sep '17 10:06:28 AM NWolfman
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* HypeBacklash: Despite its reputation as the [[SoBadItsGood "Best Bad Movie Ever!"]], some people just see it as a plain bad movie with no merit whatsoever.

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* HypeBacklash: Despite its reputation as the [[SoBadItsGood "Best Bad Movie Ever!"]], some people just see it as a plain bad movie with no merit whatsoever. Others see it as an outright ForceMeme, especially once it started getting compared to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' in terms of cult-like popularity and AudienceParticipation screenings.
21st Sep '17 12:37:44 PM Chadius
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** Its nawt true, its nawt!
15th Sep '17 10:41:30 AM Saveelich
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* SoBadItsGood: The film has become a cult classic for being so bad it's good - no, more like So Horrible It's Epic.

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* SoBadItsGood: The film has become a cult classic for being so bad it's good - no, more like So ''So Horrible It's Epic.Epic''.
28th Aug '17 1:25:21 PM Agronac919
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* DesignatedHero: 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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* DesignatedHero: DesignatedHero:
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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.this.
** Johnny himself is treated as a textbook NiceGuy but some of his bizarre behavior such as laughing at domestic abuse which put someone in a hospital and his covert taping of Lisa to determine if she's having an affair instead of just coming out with his problems could paint him in a more negative light.
26th Aug '17 8:07:05 PM Angeldeb82
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** Also, the scene where Mark tries to ''kill'' [[RememberTheNewGuy Peter]] but is [[EasilyForgiven forgiven almost instantly.]]

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** Also, the scene where Mark tries to ''kill'' [[RememberTheNewGuy Peter]] but is [[EasilyForgiven forgiven almost instantly.]]instantly]].



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Johnny is a borderline incomprehensible MarySue who finds stories about domestic abuse funny, Lisa is incredibly stupid and / or callous, Mark is a douchebag and an idiot, and Denny has drug problems and a ''very'' creepy relationship with Johnny and Lisa. The writing and acting don't help, either.
** Some of the supporting cast aren't much better; Claudette is a more pragmatic version of Lisa, Chris-R is a violent drug dealer who holds Denny at gunpoint, Mike does absolutely nothing plot relevant, Peter (the OnlySaneMan) goes missing halfway through the film, and Steven just casually saunters into the plot in the last twenty minutes and acts as if we have any idea who he is. Michelle is the OnlySaneMan who actually bothers to stick around for the duration of the film, and that isn't enough to prevent [[spoiler: Johnny's suicide.]]
* DesignatedHero: While none of the characters are particularly likeable, 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.
* EarWorm: Courtesy of Kitra Williams, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwrRkOSIoLs ''YOU ARE MY ROSE/YOU ARE MY ROSE/YOU ARE MY ROOOOOOOOSE''.]]

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Johnny is a borderline incomprehensible MarySue Mary Sue who finds stories about domestic abuse funny, Lisa is incredibly stupid and / or callous, Mark is a douchebag and an idiot, and Denny has drug problems and a ''very'' creepy relationship with Johnny and Lisa. The writing and acting don't help, either.
** Some of the supporting cast aren't much better; Claudette is a more pragmatic version of Lisa, Chris-R is a violent drug dealer who holds Denny at gunpoint, Mike does absolutely nothing plot relevant, Peter (the OnlySaneMan) goes missing halfway through the film, and Steven just casually saunters into the plot in the last twenty minutes and acts as if we have any idea who he is. Michelle is the OnlySaneMan who actually bothers to stick around for the duration of the film, and that isn't enough to prevent [[spoiler: Johnny's suicide.]]
suicide]].
* DesignatedHero: While none of the characters are particularly likeable, 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.]] him]]. Mark also ''tries to murder'' Peter at one point, yet neither Peter nor the film itself seems particularly worried by this.
* EarWorm: Courtesy of Kitra Williams, [[http://www.''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwrRkOSIoLs ''YOU YOU ARE MY ROSE/YOU ARE MY ROSE/YOU ARE MY ROOOOOOOOSE''.]]ROOOOOOOOSE.]]''



* HarsherInHindsight: Many fans and critics alike suspected that [[ManipulativeBitch Lisa]] was a reflection of how Tommy Wiseau [[HeManWomanHater viewed women.]] His behavior towards women, on and off the set, in ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'' all but confirmed this, and with an implied [[FreudianExcuse reason]]: [[spoiler: an unfaithful fiancee that cheated on him several times.]]
* HeReallyCanAct: At the end of the film, Denny pulls off a really [[TearJerker heartrending]] performance [[spoiler:when mourning over Johnny's corpse after he commits suicide]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Many fans and critics alike suspected that [[ManipulativeBitch [[ManipulativeBastard Lisa]] was a reflection of how Tommy Wiseau [[HeManWomanHater viewed women.]] women]]. His behavior towards women, on and off the set, in ''Literature/TheDisasterArtist'' all but confirmed this, and with an implied [[FreudianExcuse reason]]: [[spoiler: an unfaithful fiancee that cheated on him several times.]]
* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: At the end of the film, Denny pulls off a really [[TearJerker heartrending]] performance [[spoiler:when mourning over Johnny's corpse after he commits suicide]].



** Johnny saying "Do you understand life?", followed immediately by a scene in which he says "That's life!".

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** Johnny saying "Do you understand life?", followed immediately by a scene in which he says "That's life!".life!"



** 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 ''about The Room''!



* MemeticMutation: This may be one of the most quotable films of TheNoughties. See Catchphrase.

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* MemeticMutation: This may be one of the most quotable films of TheNoughties.the TurnOfTheMillennium. See Catchphrase.



--> '''Denny:''' [[{{Squick}} I just like to watch you guys]].

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--> '''Denny:''' [[{{Squick}} I just like to watch you guys]].guys.]]



* SpecialEffectsFailure: Several.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectFailure: Several.
19th Jul '17 2:02:48 PM KingClark
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: Several

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SeveralSeveral.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: If some rewrites were done and better acting/direction were employed, this actually could have been a very good movie... [[CultClassic of course, it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable]].
** What would also have helped is if certain scenes were used to add emotional depth to the film rather than serving as padding. In particular, the drug dealer scene could have been more significant had it effectively been tied into the overlying plot rather than solely being used as an only loosely connected ChekhovsGun to [[spoiler:Johnny's suicide]], and the issue of Claudette's breast cancer could've gone somewhere as well.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: If some rewrites were done and better acting/direction were employed, this actually could have been a very good movie... [[CultClassic of course, it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable]].
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memorable]]. What would also have helped is if certain scenes were used to add emotional depth to the film rather than serving as padding. In particular, the drug dealer scene could have been more significant had it effectively been tied into the overlying plot rather than solely being used as an only loosely connected ChekhovsGun to [[spoiler:Johnny's suicide]], and the issue of Claudette's breast cancer could've gone somewhere as well.
19th Jul '17 2:02:14 PM KingClark
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* SnarkBait: The movie effectively became the ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' of the modern day after Creator/AdultSwim drew a lot of attention to the movie.

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* SnarkBait: The movie effectively became the ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' of the modern day after Creator/AdultSwim drew a lot of attention to the movie.it.
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