Why does The Room get to be the Citizen Kane of bad movies? Because it’s the most glorious, perplexing and unadulterated failure in the history of cinema.
"The room feels like it was broadcast from another planet," says cultural writer Tom Bissell (who has seen the film between 50 and 100 times). "The reason for that is the weird formal conventions of filmmaking that Tommy [Wiseau, the film’s writer, director, and star] recognizes but doesn’t really understand. That is why The Room is never boring, why people can watch it over and over again.”
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