Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 (2017)

dir. Justin MacGregor

Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 is quite, quite mad. It was always going to be. It’s the first time Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero starred in a movie together, 15 years after The Room. Sestero plays a homeless drifter who meets a peculiar mortician – played by Tommy Wiseau, he sort of looks like he could be a corpse himself. This unlikely partnership culminates in the two conducting an elaborate scheme to make money off the gold fillings the mortician has collected from corpses over the years. Of course, paranoia grows between the two, leading to animosity. Friends or fiends?! The clever, clever title sure doesn’t let us know. Volume 1 is genuinely a lot of fun. It’s just about on the right side of madness. Although you know it doesn’t really make sense, you get caught up regardless. Sadly, most of the good work is undone in Best F(r)iends: Volume 2.

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