The Room: The Definitive Guide - Ryan Finnigan

Perhaps you've heard about what is arguably the worst film out there. Maybe you've never seen The Room. This book still promises to bring you all you need to know (and a lot more) about it.


I saw The Room a few months ago with a friend, and there's no denying it's a very bad movie. Some claim it's 'so bad it's good', but I was mostly bored and hoped it would end soon. But when I heard about the whole cult following this movie has and I then saw this book on Netgalley, I was interested in finding out more.


The book certainly gives you a lot of information as well as interviews with cast members and some guides as to how to throw your spoons in the appropriate manner. They don't the big screenings where I live, but they sound like a lot of fun. I particularly liked the part where the movie is dissected in ten parts. With a lot of cynicism and humour they talk you through the movie. You don't need to have seen the movie multiple times to know exactly what they're talking about or find it funny. Unfortunately there are some scenes I'll probably never forget. The last part of the book was dedicated to other work of Tommy Wiseau, the more than a bit weird directer/producer/MC of the movie, it was also the part I liked less. I'm not really planning on watching more of his films actually. I think I've seen enough of it.


If you don't want to waste a complete hour and a half watching the movie and don't feel like reading an entire book about it, why not just watch the CinemaSins?


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchang for an honest review!