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Why “The Room” Is a Better Movie Than James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist”

“The Disaster Artist,” directed by James Franco, is a movie about the making of a movie by someone whose life was already a work of creative imagination long before he got behind the camera. It’s a version of the real-life story of Tommy Wiseau (played by Franco), an aspiring actor in San Francisco in the late nineties, who takes an acting-class friend, Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) along to Los Angeles in pursuit of stardom. In 2002, with their careers going nowhere, Tommy, with Greg’s help, makes a movie called “The…

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