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Parents' Guide to

The Room (2003)

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Cult-phenom amateur melodrama best left to adults.

Movie R 2003 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 18+

this movie was my child hood. i watched it when i was 1 and a half

the best

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

This film is absolutely STUPID

This is an embarrassment of a film. If I could give this no stars I would! Don’t let the good reviews deceive you! The film is only “loved” because of how bad it is. It’s considered a “cult-classic.” Don’t bother if you’re looking for a good film. Terrible acting horrendous editing and cringey sex scenes that make no impact on the plot. Pointless, stupid and crap.

This title has:

Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (41 ):

Unlike most Ed Wood-esque movies, THE ROOM isn't a creature feature or backyard filmmakers trying to be Quentin Tarentino; it's sincerely attempting Great Drama. Younger viewers might just get bored with The Room and its talky psychodynamics and wonder what the appeal is. Certainly while watched at home, and not in a raucous movie-theater audience (where avid Room-mates would dress up like the characters and throw plastic forks), the saga of relationships/acting gone wrong just isn't as fun.

By now every movie fan knows -- and many love -- Ed Wood, the bizarre actor-writer-director who, in his 1950s heyday, concocted inept little horror films, crime dramas, and exploitation movies that later audiences found hilarious because they were so awful. THE ROOM had many "admirers'" calling it a modern Ed Wood flick -- the mystifying way actors clumsily enter and exit, laughable love songs during bedroom scenes, the self-cast star Tommy Wiseau, with his odd foreign accent and Conan the Barbarian hairstyle.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 27, 2003
  • On DVD or streaming: December 17, 2005
  • Cast: Tommy Wiseau
  • Director: Tommy Wiseau
  • Studio: Wiseau-Film
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 99 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: sexuality, language and brief violence
  • Last updated: March 2, 2022

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