Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 (2017) – Movie Review

In 2015, I was introduced by a good friend to Tommy Wiseau and the disaster-piece that is The Room. That cinematic experience started a friendship that’s still strong to this day. Then, that same friend and I experienced The Disaster Artist, the masterpiece showing the making of The Room and the good friends who brought it to life, Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero. This duo is so damn interesting, you bet I was excited to see their next film, Best F(r)iends!

(Synopsis provided by IMDb.com): When a drifter befriends a quirky mortician, an unlikely business partnership is formed. Paranoia soon develops, however, and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty.

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When you get a film so bad it’s amazing, like The Room, you can’t help but compare it with literally anything Tommy and Greg make after it. I have to say I really enjoyed this film! I know I absolutely have to talk about it, but I don’t even know where to begin. I think a good start with how beautiful the cinematography was! The camerawork was the first thing that caught my attention. Justin MacGregor was the one who directed Best F(r)iends and he did a fantastic job! He brought a unique style that had me hooked every second.

The film was written by, none other than, Greg Sestero himself! I’m very impressed with the story he’s created. He brought a unique, modern, body-snatching storyline that we rarely see today. He was successful in keeping me invested in these characters and intrigued in the story. The story was suspenseful, and left me wondering which characters to trust. It definitely has similar elements with The Room, regarding friendship, betrayal, but in this case, it’s all centered around money instead of love.

Of course, I can’t end this review without talking about Wiseau! His performance is definitely more subtle this time around, however, it oddly seemed out of tone with the rest of the film. That being said, it’s just fun seeing him and Greg and their chemistry. It’s all just so entertaining, and Wiseau genuinely brought laugh-out-loud moments! It definitely seemed he was having a lot of fun with his role and it definitely showed in the final product.

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Final thoughts:
I believe that Best F(r)iends is a step forward towards Greg and Tommy’s careers! I believe they still have a little ways to go for complete redemption, but they’ve definitely proven their talent and potential in this film! Volume 2 looks like it’s going to be even crazier, and I can’t wait for it!

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