The Room (2003) Film Review

Publicised as being the worst film ever made, I had little interest in seeing it. But I have some interest in seeing The Disaster Artist, and given that I believe it is about the making of The Room, and especially as it was available on SBS On Demand, I thought I’d give it a go.

It’s terrible. It’s a ridiculous story, poorly written, terribly acted and just totally shit. There were no redeeming features at all. It was a total waste of time.

And then I talked to friends who loved it, and I couldn’t help quoting it, and laughing at particular scenes, and reminiscing about how appalling it is, and I suddenly get it. It’s not about the seeing of it, it’s about laughing with your mates. I see why there are cult late-night screenings, and why people are obsessed by it. I never want to see it again, but I’m glad I have seen it the once.