The Disaster Artist
Directed by James Franco
This very good film relates how a very bad film came into being.
More than that, mind, it is the story of a an unlikely friendship, an alliance that endured. The seed of their union was sown in an acting class, Greg talented but timid, Tommy oddball and brave. You could see how Greg might grow in confidence then come to desert Tommy, taking the side of the vicious world. How he might come to the realisation that his friend was absurd, pathetic, impossible to cope with (aren’t all friends like this?). But he didn’t, he chose a path of acceptance instead. He chose to love him (neither man is gay).
It is like Ed Wood, that Johnny Depp film, in subject matter and with a complementary consolation: to be a bad artist, even that, is still something.
A very satisfying film.