Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Room

I'm not sure how I've never heard of this before, but this movie, "The Room" is definitely one of the worst movies ever made. It's in the same category as Buckaroo Banzai and Zardoz... and it may ever surpass them in horrible-ness.

Jeff and I got together with Paul Colling and his friend, Kris. I'd gotten an intro to the movie similar to the one I included above. Apparently, it plays at the Uptown theater in Minneapolis one weekend each month as a midnight movie.

The movie has tons of plot holes, horrible acting, an extremely awkward script, and lots of other errors that they just don't bother to fix (more than once, the main character is called Tommy, his real name, rather than Johnny, the character's name).

People go to the midnight movie each month and yell things out at the screen, quote along with the movie, and throw spoons. Yep, throw spoons. There is a mantle in one of the (two) rooms in the movie that has a framed picture of a spoon. Whenever it comes onscreen, people yell "Spoon!" and toss plastic spoons at the screen.

I had a great time at the movie - its really is hilariously, painfully, unbelievably bad. And if you're considering seeing it, also be warned that it has sex scenes - and they are somewhat nauseating. That said, if you want to challenge yourself to make it through one of the worst movies ever, or if you can find a place that's showing it, and you know where to buy plastic spoons, I'd definitely check it out - it's quite the experience.

(And to anyone in DC reading this blog - it plays once a month at the E Street Cinema, and I will be planning a group outing.)

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