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The Room Gets An Honest Trailer

Oh hi, Honest Trailers!

In honor of the impending release of James Franco's The Disaster Artist, the biographical comedy-drama that tells the story of how eccentric aspiring filmmaker Tommy Wiseau made The Room, ScreenJunkies released a hilariously brutal Honest Trailer for the 2003 cult film. 

Largely considered one of the worst pieces of cinema in history (though it's become more of a "so bad it's good" pic in recent years), The Room is billed as a romantic indie drama that chronicles the trials and tribulations of a love triangle between Johnny (Wiseau), a successful banker; Lisa (Juliette Danielle), his fiancée who doesn't actually love him; and Mark (Greg Sestero), his best friend who is having an affair with Lisa. Wiseau wrote, directed, and produced the film, which is littered with sub-plots that hold little weight, one-liners and chunks of dialogue that are repeated in different scenes, and acting that is questionable at best–all elements that contribute to its infamy. 

The Honest Trailer describes The Room as "so bizarre, so upsetting, and so aggressively bad [that] the sheer amount of suck will collapse in on itself like a dying star, and explode in a supernova of unintentional genius," and a film that puts the "passion" in "passion project." It goes on to make jokes about Wiseau's mysterious fortune that paid for production costs, his equally mysterious buttocks that make inexplicable appearances in multiple scenes, and his interesting fashion choices (most notably his decision to pair baggy khaki pants with a V-neck top and blazer). The narrator also calls out the movie's causal references to drug use, violence, and cancer, and point out how terrifying Wiseau's odd laughter, especially in the "what a story, Mark!" bit, is. Of course, there's also the mention that The Room has "enough dangling plot threads to weave a blanket."

Watch the full Honest Trailer, featuring unedited scenes that are sure to incite a chuckle and perhaps a few shudders, in the video above. 

Franco stars as Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, joined by his brother Dave Franco as Sestero (Mark in The Room), Ari Graynor as Juliette Danielle (Lisa), Josh Hutcherson as Philip Haldiman (Denny), Jacki Weaver as Carolyn Minnott (Claudette), Zac Efron as Dan Janjigian (Chris-R), Andrew Santino as Scott Holmes (Mike), June Diane Raphael as Robyn Paris (Michelle), Nathan Fielder as Kyle Vogt (Peter), and Brian Huskey as Teller (James). Rounding out the main cast are Seth Rogen as script advisor Sandy Schklair, Alison Brie as Sestero's girlfriend Amber, and Hannibal Buress as Bill Meurer. J.J. Abrams, Zach Braff, Lizzy Caplan, Bryan Cranston, Adam Scott, Danny McBride, Kristen Bell, and Keegan-Michael Key make cameo appearances in the film. 

The Disaster Artist is due out in select theaters this Friday, December 1. It will have a wide release the following week, on December 8.