Saturday, 26th February 2016, I finally got to see the Academy Award nominated film ROOM staring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay.
I attended the film at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter; it was a small theatre, with only a handful of people in the room as it had been on for a little bit, that only a few select cinemas were showing it.
Premise: A young mother and son are trapped in a room, held captive from a man named Nick (or Old Nick as they call him), Joy (mother played by Brie Larson) has been there for 7 years, her son (Jack, played by Jacob Tremblay) turns 5 years old, he has only ever know about ROOM, he calls his home. She creates a home for him and teaches him that this is all there is, there is nothing more. They have a television which Joy lies about, that everything thing on television is not real, not even the people, until one day, when she can tell Jack is starting to be a little curious of things, she tells him all about the world outside of their small ROOM.
ROOM was a gripping movie, I loved every moment of the story, it was sad and if you are a crier like the other women in the cinema that were blubbering like babies, then you will need tissues.
The heartache of being trapped and the unravelling of Joy’s story can bring anyone to tears and even teach you to be on your guard in the world and not to trust people.
The acting is superb, Brie Larson deserves her Academy Award nomination, she was believable in her character, I was lost in her performance, as well as Jacob Tremblay, whose acting was beyond his years. Fantastic acting from both Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, they both were immersed in their characters that really brought this film to life.
This movie was better than my expectations, and I had high expectations.
I give this movie 5 stars. ★★★★★
Go to IMDB for more information on this film.
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