ByKay Dunne, writer at
Failing adult. Movie lover. Tea drinker. Imagination is the only weapon in a war against reality
Kay Dunne

Okay, please bear with me. This is my first review of a film since I was probably like 14 when I forced to review a film as part of an english assignment.

I honestly did not know what to expect when I was going to see this film. As a film student and hopefully future director, I was praying it would do the Irish Film Industry justice, and by god it does. Everything about Room is profound. I'll admit I'm not one to race the cinema for a release of a film but I felt that Room was the exception and I'm glad I saw it.

Everything about this film showed why It was nominated for Best Picture in the Oscars. The direction by Lenny Abrahramson is perfect and I can see why he earned his nomination for Best Director. The author of the novel, Emma Donoghue, wrote the screenplay for the film also, making it just as great as the book. The technical aspects of the film from the directing, the writing, and cinematography are just some of the things that make this film live up the hype that has been surrounding it. I'm weak for cinematography and this film is no exception. It is stunning.

And now to move onto the acting. Brie Larson was superb. She embodied Ma perfectly, bringing her to life exactly the way she was in the books. I will say without a doubt that Brie Larson deserved the Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Also, Jacob Tremblay, an already established actor, was fantastic in the role of Jack, there were moments when I was nearly in tears from his performance.

This is a film in which I cannot find a single major flaw in its entirety. Every aspect of the film had strong points, making it very hard to find something wrong about the film. In fact, I feel that this film restores any doubts that I may have had about the Irish Film Industry.

I also feel that this may be a contender for one of the best films of 2015.


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