A film that should be on everyone’s queue has got to be ROOM. Starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay as the leads, the flick really reaches in and wrenches out your heart. ROOM recently won top awards at Hollywood’s greatest shows, with Brie Larson winning Best Actress awards at the BAFTAs, Oscars, Critic’s Choice Award, Golden Globe, among others. Newcomer Jacob Tremblay also plays a very convincing role as her son, with a character display quite opposite to his usual chirpy self.
The story of Room is adapted from the novel by Emma Donoghue of the same name. It tells the story of a young 24-year-old woman with a son called Jack, the product of rape at the hands of a man who goes by the name of Old Nick. He had kidnapped and entrapped Joy, the young woman, seven years prior, housing her in a room with one window in the ceiling. The room itself is frugally furnished – a sink, a bed, a plant and a basic kitchen. It is within this room that Joy brings life and hope to Jack, making him believe that it is the whole world. Though struggling with depression and sexual assault from Old Nick, she manages to build a sunny little world within the room, and never allows Jack to witness the dark side.
Check out the official trailer of Room
Produced By: Element Pictures & No Trace Camping
Distributed By: A24
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson
Brie Larson as Joy
Jacob Tremblay as Jack
Joan Allen as Nancy
William H. Macy as Robert
Sean Bridgers as Old Nick
Wendy Crewson as Talk Show Host
The film was released on January 22, 2016. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a cool 94% with a rating of 8.5/10.
Check out the official website of Room The Movie.
The film is currently being sold on DVD and BluRay.