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
Netflix: December 23, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.54
based on 94 votes and 18 reviews
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Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers, Megan Park, Cas Anvar


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
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  • 5 stars "Black Comedy about woman betraying her future husband. She gets pregnant to make it interesting. He tape everything and is left only with her dress, which almost seems to be enough. Explosive ending, that's a promise. Hai doggie!"
  • 5 stars "the best movie of all time!!!!!"