The Plaza wins again

I just got back from seeing The Room at the Plaza.  I can’t remember where I first heard about the Room, but this entertainment weekly article got me interested.  I might have first read about it in Creative Loafing.  I finally made it to a showing, and….. wow.  It completely exceeded my expectations for how bad a movie could be.

Despite all that I had read about this movie, I was still unprepared for how mind bogglingly awful it is.  It is stupefyingly awful.  And it was probably the most fun I’ve had at the movies in a very long time.  I could go on about how amazing this movie is, but you really need to go see it yourself.  This preview really doesn’t do it justice.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCj8sPCWfUw[/youtube]

I think the Plaza is showing it every month.  You really don’t want to miss this.  That’s a promise.

5 Comments so far

  1. maigh on July 30th, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    I have to ask – what was it you read that sparked your interest, and why would I spend my hard earned cash to be tortured? I do that every time I see a “normal” move and sit in front of/behind some JA that can’t use his inside voice let alone a whisper.

    C’mon…tell, tell!


  2. bking on July 30th, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

    Definitely the EW article got me interest.

    It isn’t torture. It is awesome. I spent half the movie with my mouth wide open in disbelief, and the rest of the time laughing. I have spent the last two days re-playing scenes and looking up more about the movie.

    Tommmy Wiseau, the writer/director/producer/executive producer (he is billed twice)/star, is so absolutely bizarre it defies description. La novia is beginning to think that he is really a mad genius who is faking the whole Tommy Wiseau/foreign weirdo thing. I disagree, but the point is that the movie is so incredible we are still debating it two days later.

    Every single aspect of the movie is awful – and yet, the whole thing is so earnest that I can’t believe it is intentionally awful. Every scene, every line, every cut scene, the set pieces, every piece of the “plot”, the finale…. EVERYTHING is just a mess. I’ve been re-watching scenes on youtube all day. I’m obsessed.


  3. james hervey (jeherv) on July 31st, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    i have some friends that absolutely swear by this experience, including, maigh, our mutual friend jessica w. they literally go see this every single time it plays at the plaza.

    i have so far resisted every attempt to get me to go see it, but i feel like i only can hold out for a little while more.

    i am currently using the “too many hipsters there” excuse.


  4. bking on July 31st, 2009 @ 10:12 am

    Yeah, less hipster, more “dork” and “geek” crowd.


  5. james hervey (jeherv) on July 31st, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    you’re not helping.



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