The Room

The Room ★½

Occasionally very funny in its emotional/conversational non sequiturs, but after 10+ years of hype it's not nearly as confoundingly bad as people tend to profess.

It feels like exactly the kind of movie a person might make if his knowledge of narrative construction, mise-en-scene, and the English language* were learned from watching sitcoms and softcore porn.

(*This isn't a dig at ESL speakers -- there are lots of different ways to learn language -- but much of the patter, like the constant "don't worry about it" refrains and choice of idioms, seem straight out of 80s/early 90s television)

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