Room, starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, takes you to hell and back. Room started off as a novel written by Emma Donoghue. Director, Lenny Abrahamson, took this amazing work of literature and turned it into one of the best films I have ever seen. This film captivated me from the very first second till the very last. Brie Larson gives the most incredible, realistic, and breathtaking performance that I've seen in a while. At just 9 years old, Jacob Tremblay delivers one of the most mature performances from such a young actor. He captures perfectly the cluelessness and innocence involved with his 5-year-old character, Jack. Room came out on February, 4 2016.
Room takes place inside of a tiny room, that turns out to be a psychopath's garden shed. Ma is the victim of a kidnapping. Jack is her son, and she raises him to believe that the world is inside of Room. Jack has lived in Room his whole life and it is the only reality he knows. The only human interactions he has are with his mother and "Old Nick", his captor. After finally escaping Room, Ma is returned to a normal life, while Jack is thrown into a completely new and different way of life.
Jack is a spirited 5 year old boy who is the son of Joy. He is really intelligent for his age and the situation that he is in. Ma (Joy Newsome) is a young and beaten down victim of sexual assault, malnutrition, depression and kidnapping. Her whole life has been taken from her and thrown into the mix is a 5 year old boy who was born from rape, who she does everything she possibly can for, despite being in Room. The most intense action scene of this film is when Jack and Ma plan an escape by faking Jack's death. I won't go into any more detail as this film is so incredible everyone should see it for themselves.
In my opinion there was absolutely nothing wrong with this film. The only thing I would have wanted to see a bit more of was "Old Nick" the captor, but I can see why showing little of "Old Nick" was crucial to Room, as it really focused on Jack and Joy and how they handled and survived this terrible situation. I have heard that the book is a little more "powerful" than the film, but this movie is one of the most powerful and moving films I have seen. Not only is the acting especially moving, as is the camerawork and storyline. Everything is so well done that it comes together so well, and fits together so well, that is one of the best films in a while.
This film is by far one of the greatest movies I have ever seen. I hope everyone sees this film and is touched by it in different ways like I was. This movie might still be in some select theatres, but is available illegally online! Just kidding! Room was also filmed in Toronto :)