Sunday, January 31, 2010

"You're Tearing Me Apart, Lisa!"

The Room is an amazing cult phenomenon that I absolutely could not avoid being swept by. What sets this film from many other “so bad, it’s good” titles is that its cult status has transformed it into a participatory movie, much like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and has become the larger factor of the hilarity pulled from watching it. From yelling insults to throwing cutlery (“Spoons!”), this celebrated disaster has my ticket for its monthly screenings at the Sunset 5. More than a year later, I still find myself pushing the envelope of my own enthusiasm.
Even hanging out with my friends in the overwhelmingly long line is always a riot, as seen here: