A richly satisfying triumph. One of the most emotional experiences I’ve had in a theater in a long time. -- Deadline
Adapted from Emma Donoghue’s popular 2010 novel, Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited five-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Their life, however, is anything but typical. They are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.”
Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, Room is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and child under the most harrowing of circumstances. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, 2014) remains faithful to the novel (in splitting the story both inside and outside the room), while bringing Jack, Ma, and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. 2015, DCP, 118 minutes. Opens nationwide November 6.