This weekend at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre, you can meet the star, writer, and director of The Room, the noted auteur Tommy Wiseau, as he presents his cult-classic film tonight and tomorrow at midnight with a Q&A session.
The "Love Is Blind" Tour pulls into Houston, and by my estimation this is the first time the man has been in Houston promoting his now nearly eight-year-old movie. I think I maybe first saw the movie in 2005 or so on DVD or the Internet. I don't remember at the moment. Get off my back.
The Room is about a banker, played by the burly and virile Wiseau, whose wife cheats on him repeatedly with a friend of his, unraveling everyone's lives. There's strange, out-of-place plot holes, odd production choices, and Wiseau coming off like a European Marlon Brando. As a longtime lover of Cinemax erotic thrillers, The Room was old hat, so we were hooked.
The Room-Best Scenes All in all it's a sketchy and fun film, if you're in on the joke. I've watched it with some people who sat aghast the entire time, while others and myself found life-long catchphrases we would use forever. Above is a clip of some of the best moments from The Room and just ahead are some of the best mash-ups to to get you in the mood. Why not see it twice? Twice the Tommy, twice the fun.
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