The Room (movie)

2003 film directed by Tommy Wiseau

The Room is a 2003 American independent romantic drama movie. It stars Tommy Wiseau. He also wrote, directed, produced it. The movie is mainly about a love affair where a banker named Johnny (played by Wiseau), is cheated on by his future wife Lisa (Juliette Danielle), with his best friend Mark (Greg Sestero). The movie is considered by many to be the worst movie ever made, but is enjoyed by a cult audience for its odd story structure, having bad acting and being funny, although mostly not on purpose. A lot of the movie brings up unrelated subplots that do not get solved. Most of these have at least one supporting character. There is also confusion about why the movie is called "The Room", but Wiseau says he named it that because a room in a house is where lots of good and bad things take place.

The Room
Directed byTommy Wiseau
Written byTommy Wiseau
Produced byTommy Wiseau
  • Tommy Wiseau
  • Juliette Danielle
  • Greg Sestero
  • Philip Haldiman
  • Carolyn Minnott
CinematographyTodd Barron
Edited byEric Chase
Music byMladen Milicevic
Distributed by
  • Chloe Productions
  • TPW Films
Release date
  • June 27, 2003 (2003-06-27)
Running time
99 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$6 million[2]
Box office$1,800 (first run)[3]


  1. Foundas, Scott (July 17, 2003). "Review: 'The Room'". Variety. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  2. Jones, Nate (June 27, 2013). "How The Room Became the Biggest Cult Film of the Past Decade". Vulture. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. Collis, Clark (December 12, 2008). "The Crazy Cult of 'The Room'". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.