16 | 1h 58min | Drama | 4 September 2015 (USA)
Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for language
Based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue, ‘Room’ is a challenging, unsettling, harrowing film, that leaves you disturbed. But that is its sheer power. The Incredible Performances only add to the film’s hefty nature.
‘Room’ Synopsis: After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.
‘Room’ is a disturbing story about bad things that happen to good people. But its also about hope & fighting back. Its shocking to see the protagonist, a child, discover the world along-with his brave mother, who survived a harrowing experience. I was engrossed & often disturbed by the narrative, especially after the son & mother escape. The series of events that follow are so gut-wrenching, I almost broke down.
‘Room’ is masterfully penned by Emma Donoghue herself. The Writing is consistently powerful & the dialogue are realistic to the core. Lenny Abrahamson’s Direction is first-class. He has handled this dramatic, unsettling tale with complete flourish. Cinematography is perfectly claustrophobic. Editing is razor-crisp. Art Design is skilfully done.
Performance-Wise: Brie Larson & Jacob Tremblay deliver incredible performances. Brie is astounding as the tormented, yet brave protagonist, while Jacob steals the show with a flawless performance. The child does wonders & makes ‘Room’ unforgettable. Of the supporting cast, Joan Allen & The Always Solid William H. Macy leave a solid mark.
On the whole, ‘Room’ is a must watch! Its certainly unsettling, but its power is undeniable.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writers: Emma Donoghue (screenplay), Emma Donoghue (novel)
Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
Countries of origin: Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Filming locations: Apache Burgers, 5236 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 5.29 GiB
Duration : 1 h 57 min
Overall bit rate : 6 441 kb/s