Anna Walsh: "The Room" is a hard movie to summarize, but here's the best approximation I can give: It's about a hardworking dude named Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) who has a solid job at a bank and a supposedly loving, much-younger fiancee, Lisa (Juliette Danielle), and some solid friends, including his best friend Mark (Greg Sestero) and a younger neighbor, Denny (Philip Haldiman), to whom Johnny is a father figure. But very quickly Johnny's life starts to fall apart. Lisa seduces Mark! Denny gets into drugs! Johnny doesn't get the promotion he deserves! The plot itself doesn't necessarily make for a bad movie, but "The Room" is bizarre and disjointed. It's co-produced, directed, and co-written by, and starring Wiseau, which means it's basically a window into his view of the world—and it's a pretty bizarre view. The movie's stilted dialogue, superficial characterizations of human relationships, and melodramatic plot lines that are immediately abandoned after one scene make it seem like an alien read a few books about screenwriting and humans and said, "Yup, I've got this all figured out, time to make a movie." And through that lens, I find "The Room" utterly fascinating.