In 2017, actor/director James Franco unleashed his most mainstream film to date to South by Southwest Film Festival to near-unanimous acclaim. That film, The Disaster Artist, depicts the wild production of the "Citizen Kane of Bad Movies" known as The Room by focusing on the friendship between the film's director Tommy Weiseau and second lead actor Greg Sistero (played by James and Dave Franco respectively). During the awards season, Franco's performance as well as the film's overall production were garnered for Oscar contention until controversy saw its fortunes wither. But did the film deserve such acclaim to begin with or should it be laughed at alongside its subject? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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