An incredible adventure told by actor Greg Sestero or how an extraordinary character, Tommy Wiseau, will direct the worst film in the history of cinema… and the most cult!
When 19-year-old Greg Sestero meets a certain Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco, he is immediately fascinated by the delirious improvisations of this unlikely character. A face-to-face on stage will change both of their lives. Together, they make a decision: to leave for Hollywood, and to become stars! A path strewn with pitfalls, which begins with calamitous attempts, and a spiral of refusal. Tommy Wiseau decides to take their destiny into their own hands and embarks on the production of a 100% self-financed film. The title: The Room . The script: incomprehensible. The actors: him and his friend Greg. The shooting: chaotic. Despite the incomprehension of a team from which he regularly fires each recalcitrant member, Tommy Wiseau is persuaded to achieve his masterpiece. So much so that once the film is finished, it offers itself a giant advertisement on Sunset Boulevard and a dream preview. The result ? A resounding flop, and barely two weeks on the bill.
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A true-to-life story, The Disaster Artist is as much a hilarious comedy as it is a stunning account of a man, Tommy Wiseau, who defied all the conventions of the film industry to achieve what Entertainment Weekly magazine would call " Citizen Kane of bad movies." ! And who, despite poor acting skills, became the star he had always dreamed of being.