Room

Review: Room

03 Feb 16

Room

Based on the best-selling novel written by Emma Donoghue (who also wrote the screenplay). Lenny Abrahamson's Room is an emotionally powerful and moving film. The best mother-son movie since Xavier Dolan's Mommy. Brie Larson is extraordinary as single mother Joy. Larson is a great actress (see Short Term 12) and this is the best acting I've seen from her.

Jacob Tremblay, who plays Joy's 5-year-old son Jack, is also excellent. It's best to walk into Room cold like I did, avoid reading anything about the plot. The film is brilliantly written. Joy and Jack's relationship is so believable. Room pulls the heart strings at times, I really enjoyed it. Recommended. Grade: B+
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