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"Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay give this truncated but still-powerful adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel its beating heart."
Justin Chang , Variety
For seven years, Ma, a young mother (Brie Larson) has been trapped, with her five-year old child (Jacob Tremblay), in a one-room shed. Though the film uses the blueprint of a thriller, it explores much richer and surprising terrain, including the mother's desperate effort to free her child and return them to real life.
Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK, ADAM AND PAUL) and Emma Donoghue, adapting her best-selling novel, are astonishingly sensitive to the poetic, comic and hallucinatory resonances in the child's view of this bizarre life experience, particularly the concept that one small, dark room is the whole universe. Abrahamson and Donoghue make ROOM an effective parable about how we face the crisis of learning about the world.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy ,
Details: 118 min. R 2015