Room

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date: October 23, 2015 - Toronto - October 23, 2015 - Toronto
October 30 - Vancouver
November 6 - wide

DVD: March 1, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.52
based on 92 votes and 17 reviews
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Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers, Megan Park, Cas Anvar

Synopsis

Jack (Jacob Tremblay), five, was born in captivity. The shed in which he and his Ma (Brie Larson) are confined is all he knows. His Ma was abducted when she was 17 and their only visitor is his father and her kidnapper, Old Nick (Sean Bridgers).

When Jack and his Ma finally escape, he is both awestruck and terrified by the outside world. His Ma, on the other hand, must face the long and difficult process of recovery after being imprisoned for so long.

Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, who also wrote the screenplay.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto. Jacob Tremblay, who plays Jack, is Canadian, as are several other cast members.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Ed Guiney, David Gross
Screenplay: Emma Donoghue
Official Site: RoomTheMovie.com

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  • 1 star "BRIE LARSON IS A TERRIBLE ACTRESS"
  • 5 stars "the best movie of all time!!!!!"
  • 5 stars "Brilliant film. I was disappointed with the character played by William H. Macy, Joy's father, who seemed to serve no purpose other than hating Jack for being a child of rape, and being a pathetic alcoholic. Otherwise there were no missteps or false notes. A must see."