Why people keep watching the worst movie ever made

Why people keep watching the worst movie ever made

This is The Room. Arguably the worst film ever made. You are lying, I never hit you. You are tearing me apart, Lisa! Thousands of people have willingly paid
money to watch this, often many times. Which begs the question: why? This is Tom Bissell. He literally co-wrote the book on this movie. The Room is about a perfect American named
Johnny who does an amazing job at his bank
and is constantly saving them money. Did you tell them how much you save them? Of course, what do you think? They already put my ideas into practice. And he lives with his future wife, After all, she’s my future wife. Lisa’s your future wife. and he thinks he has a great life with them
together, but she’s secretly sleeping with his best friend, Mark. Oh, hi, Mark. I’ve seen The Room more than 100 times
and less than 150 times. It is like a movie made by an alien
who has never seen a movie but has had movies thoroughly explained to
him. A lot of the dialogue makes no sense. Characters say and do things that
never really line up with how actual humans behave. -How much is it? -That’ll be $18. -Here you go. Keep the change. Hi, doggy. -You’re my favorite customer. -Thanks a lot, bye! And there’s a table full of framed photographs
of spoons for some reason. There’s not often that a work of film has every creative decision that’s made
in it on a moment-by-moment basis seemingly be the wrong one. It’s a famously incoherent piece of American
cinema that’s established a rabid cult following, a celebrity fan base, I’ve had Tommy Wiseau up here. Tell me everything. I remember I saw it with Jonah Hill, actually,
randomly. And then, and, like, we became obsessed with
it. And there are still sold-out monthly midnight
screenings in countries across the globe, even 14 years after its release. Why is a movie that’s so incoherent and
so critically panned still so popular? The Room falls into a category that some call
“paracinema,” which comprises all forms of cinema outside
of the mainstream. Including, The Room is more specifically referred to
as a “trash film,” a genre of films that are It may seem like only people with bad taste
would like movies that are literally categorized as trash, but studies show that a taste for trash cinema
might actually indicate higher levels of intelligence. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for
Empirical Aesthetics asked people who regularly watch
trash films about what attracts them to the genre. They found that one of the main factors that
draws people to trash cinema is its transgressive nature and its subversion
of the standards of mainstream filmmaking. Which are often the same reasons people
are drawn to avant-garde art cinema. If you look on Amazon the movies that people
bought in addition to The Room Is a solid mix between trash classics like
Birdemic and Troll 2 and arthouse films like The Holy Mountain
and Dancer in the Dark. One of the other reasons that people
are drawn to trash cinema is an ironic viewing stance, which is also called “camp.” Susan Sontag once wrote that Ironic enjoyment of bad entertainment
can be a powerful social tool that can strengthen bonds between people. Just look at Rebecca Black’s viral sensation
“Friday.” It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Despite having almost universally bad reviews,
this video has a 108 million views and counting. It’s hard to deny that many of us like to
collectively bask in the warm glow of campy entertainment. Fun, fun, fun, fun. Looking forward to the weekend. Fans of cult films like The Room are no different. They establish what sociologist Pierre Bourdieu
termed “cultural capital,” which is a form of social currency that
dictates one’s position within a group. People at the screenings who know the most
lines by heart and participate in all the inside jokes are
deemed Room veterans. And the screenings are a sight to see. The mood ranges from People throw plastic spoons, wear costumes, and yell call-and-response
lines at the screen. Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! The fan interaction is similar to other cult
classics like Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Room, to me, shatters the distinction
between good and bad. Do I think it’s a good movie? No. Do I think it’s a strong movie that moves
me on the level that art usually moves me? Absolutely not. But I can’t say it’s bad because it’s
so watchable. It’s so fun. It’s brought me so much joy. How can something that’s bad do those
things for me?

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  1. Tried to watch it but it's not a good kind of bad movie but a cringy one. Like sharknado 3 but worse

    How can a movie be good if 2 seconds of dialogue makes me wanna throw my TV or phone out of the window?

  2. You guys, just read Google reviews of this movie then you'll understand the greatness of this movie
    Seriously, I'm not kidding 😂😂

  3. Watching this movie in a theater would be horrific for me.. first of all I abhor people evening speaking to the screen much less the entire room yelling at it.. HARD PASS.

  4. "Many people consider The Room to be the worst movie of all time".
    And five months after the release of this video came "Star Wars – The Last Jedi".

  5. Johnny’s wife’s secretly been sleeping with his bestfriend, Mark.
    Where does all this nct reference come from

  6. There's something called good-bad like 'The Room' and 'Who KIlled Captain Alex' that is both low budget/amaturely made, but have a lot of heart put into it making them enjoyable, then bad-bad like 'The Emoji Movie' which is a shameless cash grab with awfully forced humor and blatent ad placements that make it honestly the worst movie.

  7. After last season is the worst movie ever made, it’s so bad it makes The Room feel like Citizen Kane

  8. What a way to put it: it’s like a movie made by an alien who has never seen a movie, but has had movies thoroughly explained to him.

  9. 2:49 "they" just asked a couple of snobbish kunts("Oh yeah we like it because we know the meaning os satire the commun folk call trash")
    the movie is a full hour meme before memes got discovered
    Avant-garde shows intelligence :)?
    Noop,people are just tired of the same old recipe in everything,and by gathering for this silly cause they get to share other tastes and that alone improves intelligence
    plus people that usually gather for nerdy things tend to be…nerdy,hence the difference from "normal folk"

  10. It is because the Room has some a pleasantry to it. When we first watched it, we were expecting to see a typical Hollywood production, but it surprises us with something that seems more like a reality than a movie; the sequence of events are so natural that they ease you in from scene to scene. The display of affection and dorkiness of one friend and how this Mr Nobody comes up with all the money that it keeps surprising you; the quality of acting is unconventional but with strong sense of humanity in it.

  11. Better than the Amazing Bulk.

    Also if anyone knows anything about my cousin Niko Bellic, please leave information in the replies. I haven’t seen him since 2007.

  12. I fell asleep 3 times and it felt like I'm going through torture while watching India's worst movie ever called "Mr.X"

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