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Room (2015)

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Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

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Lenny Abrahamson

Writers:

Emma Donoghue (screenplay by), Emma Donoghue (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brie Larson ... Ma
Jacob Tremblay ... Jack
Sean Bridgers ... Old Nick
Wendy Crewson ... Talk Show Hostess
Sandy McMaster Sandy McMaster ... Veteran
Matt Gordon ... Doug
Amanda Brugel ... Officer Parker
Joe Pingue ... Officer Grabowski
Joan Allen ... Nancy
Zarrin Darnell-Martin ... Attending Doctor
Cas Anvar ... Dr. Mittal
William H. Macy ... Robert
Jee-Yun Lee Jee-Yun Lee ... News Anchor
Randal Edwards Randal Edwards ... Lawyer
Justin Mader ... FBI Agent
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Storyline

ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical--they are trapped--confined to a 10-by-10-foot space that Ma has euphemistically named Room. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack's curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma's resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. Written by A24

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Love knows no boundaries See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,298, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$14,677,654

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,401,758
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy / grandma is reading a copy of The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, which is about the ability of books to feed the soul. This is reminiscent of how, through books, Ma's stories, and television, Jack's world was made larger than the confines of room. See more »

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When Jack is cracking eggs waiting for Nancy to wipe egg off his hands, the whisk in the bowl disappears out of the bowl without being touched, in fact is not visible on the table at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ma: Ssh. Go back to sleep.
Jack: [reciting to himself] Once upon a time, before I came, you cried and cried and watched TV all day, until you were a zombie. But then I zoomed down from heaven, through skylight, into Room. Whoosh-pshew! And I was kicking you from the inside. Boom, boom! And then I shot out onto Rug with my eyes wide open, and you cutt-ed the cord and said, "Hello, Jack!"
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In the "Special Thanks to" part of the credit, there's the name of Jack White, the guitarist and vocalist of the band The White Stripes, a poster of which can be seen in a scene in Joy's bedroom. See more »

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The Mighty Rio Grande
Written by Jeremy Adam Galindo, Christopher Royal King, Raymond Joseph Brown, and Andrew Thomas Miller
Performed by This Will Destroy You
Courtesy of Magic Bullet Records
By arrangement with Dark Operative Publishing
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a Touching Drama on Desolation and Motherhood......
4 April 2016 | by SumanShakyaSee all my reviews

Based on a best selling novel, "Room" chronicles the story of a lady and her son held captive by a kidnapper, who actually is his biological father, in a shed comprising merely a 10 X 10 room. For the boy, the room is the only world he has known. The only medium he can see outside is the skylight in the room. The story may sound a nerdy fiction; but the film focuses much on the psychological aspects and discovers the story of desolation and motherhood which comes vividly alive on the screen. There are few scenes in which the boy and the mother have screamed to each other which could have been avoided alas they were like the scenes demanding the Oscars. Nevertheless, the film won an Oscar for the best performance by an actress. The film avoids big star cast or sets; but still the film is rich in emotions, performances, and beauty. The film just beautifully portrays the perspective of a five year old boy who doesn't know the world for real except for what his mother has told him or what he has seen in the TV screen. The emotional attachment portrayed between the two is awesome. Brie Larson's performance doesn't yet equal the winning Oscar performances from Julia Roberts or Hilary Swank, but still she appears stunning and well portrays a petrified lady held captive for six years. Few sequences are pretty familiar, but there are certain moments in the film for which you are drawn to it.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4


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