The Dis­as­ter Artist (15) ●●●● ●

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - The Ticket -

This be­hind-the-cur­tain look at one of the worst films ever made, 2003’s The Room, is fas­ci­nat­ing view­ing.

James Franco di­rects and gives a spot-on take of the movie’s real-life lead­ing man Tommy Wiseau.

You’ll cringe, laugh and feel heart sorry for Wiseau as he dreams of Hol­ly­wood glory, de­spite his ob­vi­ous lim­i­ta­tions.

Franco’s brother Dave also shines as Wiseau’s buddy, and The Room co-star, Greg Ses­tero. Far from a full-on burial, though, the Franco broth­ers treat their sub­ject mat­ter with re­spect and refuse to ham it up.

It’s an in­sight­ful, en­ter­tain­ing trib­ute but, iron­i­cally, won’t en­cour­age the re­peat view­ings of its woe­ful in­spi­ra­tion.

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