In the simplest of words, Room is astonishing and profoundly moving. Its two top leads, Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, will shake you.
Room is a lurid situation that grabs you from the beginning and won’t let go. Shaking the audience’s emotional status from the get-go, it’s filled with memorable performances and is loyal to its source of material of Emma Donoghue's bestseller. Grabbing four Oscar noms (Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Directing and Best Picture) for this February, Room has made its mark as one of the best films of 2015!
It's also one of the best films of the decade and mostly takes place in an incredibly small space. Unique and unforgettable, Room has it all. From its small movements to its unbearable tension, Larson and Tremblay guide the audience on an emotional roller coaster. Joy (Larson) and her son Jack (Tremblay) are prisoners, held captive in a soundproof garden shed by Old Nick (Sean Bridgers). Old Nick is a kidnapper who rapes Joy nightly, but gives her a tiny separate room to raise the son he impregnated her with; while Jack hears the muffled sex sounds at night he counts the minutes away.
Joy has been held captive for seven years now and only wants the best for Jack, her silver lining. Believe it, Room is one hell of an attention getter. It will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end and for that it deserves to be unspoiled. Director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) shows us tears, heartache and compassion through the eyes of a mother and her son. Room will remain attached to your bruised psyche in years that follow.
Room is rated R (Restricted). For language.
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