Writer: Emma Donoghue (Screenplay) Emma Donoghue (Novel)
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridges, Wendy Crewson, Joan Allen, William H Macy
Plot: 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.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Incredible, Wow, a Masterpiece
Story: Room starts on Jack’s (Tremblay) 5th birthday, Jack lives in a room with his mother Ma (Larson), they have lived there for at least all of Jack’s life getting what they need from Old Nick (Bridges) who visits while Jack sleeps. The two are imprisoned in the Room where Ma has to lie to her own son about the world to protect him from Old Nick. The truth is easy even if shocking to deal with but once they escape Jack learns about the world for the first time, while Ma has to deal with the changes the world has gone through since she was last outside the Room.
Room does something not a single before it has ever done, it shows the real effects of what would happen to a mother who had experienced the outside world before being imprisoned as well as showing how leaving a Room for the first time can open up the eyes to the innocent. The film could have only covered the action, thriller mystery side of the story along with a criminal case but this only shows the human effects to our two victims. When it comes to story we get to see something almost perfect that will stick with you for years to come, because this could happen to someone in real life.
Brie Larson: Ma is the mother of Jack, she has taught him that everything in the room is all that there is until one day she decides to tell him the truth as they look to escape the room and discover the world for themselves. Brie gives one of the best performance of the year throughout here.
Jacob Tremblay: Jack is the young boy just turning five living in the room with his mother. He gives us his version of the world showing how innocent he is even through the situation which he is in happens to be much more serious. Jacob is brilliant in this role for such a young actor.
Support Cast: Room has a supporting cast that all gives great performance helping with the changes that Ma and Jack have to go through.
Director Review: Lenny Abrahamson – Lenny gives us a film that will end up being one that sticks with you for years and will be one of the best seen this year.
Drama: Room shows the effects that the situation would have on the victims showing just how difficult it would be continuing.
Settings: Room uses the settings brilliantly with the room being the prison and seeing how Jack sees the world for the first time feels innocent throughout.
Suggestion: Room is a film you simply have to go and watch. (Must Watch)
Best Part: I am only going to mention the time it happens as not to give away what it is, just before the Hour mark.
Worst Part: Nothing.
Believability: While the story is fictional, the reality this could have happened or be happening.
Chances of Tears: No
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Awards: Nominated for 3 Golden Globes including Best Picture, Actress and Screenplay, along with a string of awards.
Oscar Chances: This is be nominated and should win a few.
Runtime: 1 Hour 58 Minutes
Tagline: Love knows no boundaries
Overall: Brilliant, stunning, get my thesaurus to fill in the rest of the superlatives for this film.