Best F(r)iends: Volume 2 (2018)

dir. Justin MacGregor

Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 manages to strike the right tone between compelling and offputtingly insane. Unfortunately, Volume 2 begins veering more decisively towards the latter. Greg Sestero spends much of it frowning or staring vacantly, as deception after deception by the people around him is unveiled. Turns out he perhaps should have trusted his mortician pal along, eh? Because Tommy Wiseau was never going to agree to play a true villain. Speaking of whom, there’s even a bizarre revelation that his mortician character used to date the Black Dahlia. This alongside blackmail and attempted thefts and murders. Curiously, though it dials up the madness, Volume 2 simply isn’t as much fun as Volume 1. It grits its teeth and plods through the plot’s incessant twists and turns, taking itself just that little bit too seriously. Perhaps the intention was to make all the craziness seem crazier still, but the result is sadly a bit underwhelming.

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