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The Disaster Artist

James Franco directs this giddy tribute to eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his friend, actor Greg Sestero, whose notoriously awful film The Room has become one of the most beloved cult classics of all time. Drawing on the memoir of the same name, Franco chronicles the making of The Room as recalled by Wiseau’s friend and reluctant co-star Greg Sestero (played, in a flourish of inspired casting, by Franco’s brother Dave).  What could have been a mean-spirited mockery of one would-be artist’s reach exceeding his grasp instead becomes an empathetic character study.