One of the more popular films over the past decade and a half — for reasons no one can quite explain — has been 2003's "The Room."
Financed, directed and starring the very strange Tommy Wiseau, the film has achieved the kind of underground success that goes along with a hip appreciation of camp. Or crap. Or something.
Anyway, James Franco rode the Wiseau wave to make his making-of narrative exploration of Wiseau's film. Titled after a book co-written by Wiseau's friend and co-star, Greg Sestero, Franco's film — "The Disaster Artist"— opened on Dec. 8. To date, it has earned not quite $18 million.
The movie is bound to make a bit more, since it will be opening second-run on Friday at the Magic Lantern.
Now, repeat after me: "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"