Quotes / The Room

"Well, roses had a good 2000-year run as symbols of love and beauty, but that's all over now."
Mike Nelson in reaction to the first of this movie's many Cinemax-style love scenes.

"It sucks out your mind and replaces it with stupid!"

"I did not hit her, it's not true! That's bullshit, I did not hit her! I DID NAHHHHT!...O hai Mark."
—Johnny

"Ha ha ha! What a story, Mark!"
Johnny

"And looming over it all: Tommy Wiseau, a colossus of terrible movie making; a mystery to this very day; a man who made such an exquisitely awful movie that countless articles have been written about it AND THIS IS ONE MORE; a man who occasionally tries to hint that this was his intention all along — to make a "comedy!" He is some sort of twisted marketing genius, and his money may well have come from selling Serbian children's kidneys on the black market. But no, The Room was not an intentional comedy. You cannot fake stuff this bad. It is a relationship melodrama gone unimaginably wrong, and one of the funniest movies you'll ever see."
RiffTrax, via Cracked

"The Room is a phenomenon because it is the perfect storm of incompetency and passion. But it also contains a serious intellectual component. Watching the film is like watching a child throw a temper tantrum all the while deconstructing the language and grammar of mainstream Hollywood cinema. Yet the film isnít satire; the audience needs to laugh at it and make jokes out of it to turn it into satire... The pleasure of watching The Room comes from interacting with it. Itís like a game. I think most audiences know that the cinema-machine is designed to put us to sleep and fill our heads with ideas and dreams; The Room is the exact opposite of that. It activates the audience and gives them control. It is an intellectual and social EVENT. Thatís why watching The Room on your own isnít quite as much fun."
—Ross Morin, who famously declared the film to be "the Citizen Kane of bad movies"

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