Room (2015)

“Hello, Jack. Thanks for saving our little girl.”

What is it about?

Joy and her son are trapped in a room together. We don’t know why and we don’t know how. A man occasionally brings them essentials but always remembers to lock the door. Now that her son turns 5 years old, Joy comes up with a plan to escape.

Who’s in it?

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.

Why should I watch it?

+ Oscar nominated performance by Brie Larson
+ The kid’s acting isn’t too bad either
+ Great story
+ Moving at times
+ Feels real
+ A kid’s naive and innocent views of the world
+ Brings up interesting psychological subjects
+ Media exploiting tragedy

Why shouldn’t I watch it?

– Slows down a little bit halfway in
– Based on a book, so the book is automatically better
– Support arguments made by  anti-abortionists

Anything else?

It’s much better going into this movie not knowing what it is about. Don’t watch the trailer because, like Kim Kardashian, it shows waaaay too much than it should. One of my top films of 2015.

9/10

You might also like:
Short Term 12 (Netflix)
Prisoners
Gone Girl

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6 thoughts on “Room (2015)

  1. I saw this movie and I liked the book so much better because the book is really good. When the book is good, the movie tends to be just okay. Perhaps if I hadn’t read the book at all, then I would like the movie better.

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      1. Just a lot of internal dialogue that as you know could be a challenge when translated into a movie. The movie is fine, but I am just saying that the book is better. Similar to done of Stephen King’s books that were made into a movie. Or, another example, that series Under the Dome. The book is better because the series changed some characters’ roles. But, a movie that I like better than the book is Gone Girl. I couldn’t get into the book after I saw the movie.

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