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The Disaster Artist | 2017 | R | - 6.2.10

The story of the making of "The Room," a 2003 move that while generally considered amateurish at best has achieved cult status. It was directed and financed by Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), who was also the lead. Also with Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Paul Scheer, Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, June Diane Raphael, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrew Santino and Nathan Fielder. Directed by Franco. [1:44]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A fully nude man prepares for a movie scene and we see his bare back, buttocks, chest and abdomen as well as his genitals wrapped in a bag; the man straddles a woman under sheets in a bed and thrusts as the camera films them (we see the man thrusting and we see the completed scene on the screen later) and the focus is on the man's bare buttocks. A few scenes show a man and woman in a movie scene in bed kissing and caressing and the man is bare-chested.
 In a movie scene a man remarks about a woman's dress and she replies, "I can't wait for you to take it off me." A man, a woman and a teen boy in a movie scene wrestle on a bed and the boy says, "I just want to watch you guys." A man talks about a character sleeping with her boyfriend's best friend in a movie. People wonder if a man's heart was broken by someone or that he was betrayed.
 A man and a woman swim in a swimming pool (we see his upper chest and her bare shoulder); they hug and kiss. A man and a woman flirt in a club and the woman gives her number to the man. Men and woman dance in a club scene.
 A woman wearing a short, skimpy dress struts on a sidewalk as two men drive by (we see cleavage and bare legs from a distance). A man wears boxer briefs and a tank top revealing part of his chest and legs to the upper thighs. A shirtless man is seen and we see his chest and abdomen. A shirtless man is seen in a bathroom while dying his hair (we see his bare chest and shoulders). A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. A man rubs a dress over his crotch.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man preparing for a role yells and punches a set wall; he then performs the scene where he yells, shoves a teen boy to the ground and holds a gun to the back of his head. A man yells angrily on a sidewalk where he throws a newspaper dispenser box and pulls papers out of another box before kicking it (he complains that he hurt his foot). A man yells in a restaurant while talking to another man having dinner; the first man pounds on the table spilling a woman's dish of food and he is asked to leave the restaurant. People on a movie set yell at a man and complain of the heat and having no water; a woman then passes out from the heat (she is OK later). While filming a sex scene a man complains of a woman being disgusting and calling for makeup. Two men in a movie scene fight briefly; one shoves the other.
 A man yells while performing for a movie scene and throws furniture around the set, then sits on the floor and shoots himself in the mouth (no bullet is discharged) and falls back on pillows on the floor (we later see this scene with a lot of theatre blood on the pillows. A man yells on stage, throws a chair, climbs a lighting rig and falls back onto the stage (he is not injured). A man performing a scene for a movie talks about a man beating a woman so badly that she ended up in the hospital. Two men yell while practicing lines in a restaurant, causing a disturbance. A man talks about almost dying in an accident (we do not hear details). A woman yells, "Have you lost your mind?" as her adult son packs to leave home. A man says, "I almost threw up."
 A man trips and falls in a movie scene (no injuries are shown).

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LANGUAGE 10 - About 66 F-words and its derivatives, 13 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (wounded puppy, crazy, unique, Frankenstein, scary villain, idiot, sweetie, ogre, crazy, stupid, goofiest, Baby Face, nosy guy), exclamations (shut-up, wow, grow up, chill out, oh wow, ), 3 religious profanities (GD), 20 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus, Jesus Christ, Oh My God, My God, Oh God, God Forgive Me, Oh God, My God ).

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SUBSTANCE USE - People are seen with alcoholic drinks in a club scene, and alcoholic beverages are seen on a table in a restaurant. Two men drink Red Bull drinks in a few scenes.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Movie business, dreams, goals, jealousy, conspicuous wealth, chances, failure, betrayal, friendship.
MESSAGE - Don't give up on your dreams, even if you don't seem to have any evident talents.
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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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