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Wiseat and Sestero are BEST F(R)IENDS


After The Disaster Artist, which chronicled the making of Tommy Wiseau's infamous The Room, released in theaters last year to much critical attention, including a Golden Globe, Wiseau is back alongside Greg Sestero. The duo take advantage of the recent spotlight by introducing a new project called Best F(r)iends, which puts the pair together again 15 years after the release of The Room.

The movie stars Wiseau and Sestero as best friends and also best fiends, as the title suggests. The movie follows a drifter (Sestero) who is picked up by an odd mortician (Wiseau). The two begin a friendship and partnership that takes them to some dark places, eventually leading to lots of money, dead clowns, and people on fire-- at least judging by the trailer. Best F(r)iends certainly looks better shot than The Room was and though there aren't any jokes in the trailer, it is classified as a black comedy. There's a big wacky, ridiculous vibe to the whole thing, and I'm definitely curious to see what people will think of the film. The movie was written by Sestero and directed by Justin MacGregor. (via CinemaBlend)

The official synopsis reads:

When a drifter (Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician’s old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift. An expedition across the South West introduces wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles as both men learn a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty.

Best F(r)iends played at Beyond Fest last year. Fathom Events will show the movie in theaters for two nights only, with Volume One on March 30 and April 2, 2018, and Volume Two on June 1 and June 4, 2018.

Check out the trailer below.

"Best F(r)iends wouldn’t exist without The Room, and while the filmmakers insisted the two were separate stories in a post-film Q&A, this movie doesn’t have the balls to fully be its own thing. It’s peppered with references and callbacks, like Harvey saying, “Oh, hi Jon,” and Harvey and Jon having a heart-to-heart conversation while tossing a basketball back and forth. These moments basically serve the same function as the Stan Lee cameos in Marvel movies: to wink at the audience and let them feel like they’re in on the joke. There are also a few times when Wiseau is let completely off the leash in a forced attempt to recapture the meme-worthy moments from The Room. But all of these references are so blatant that they feel like pandering instead of a natural extension of this particular story." (Slashfilm)

Tags:   news, trailer, adventure, film news, Best F(r)iends

Related:   The Disaster Artist



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