Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Starring
  • Brie Larson
  • Jacob Tremblay
  • Joan Allen
Screenplay by Emma Donoghue
Genre Drama, Thriller
Certificate

15

UK Release Date 15th January 2016

Summary

Room is about 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) who was born in a shed because his Mum (Brie Larson) was taken captive when she was 17. When they finally make a daring escape Jack sees the world for the first time.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The screenplay is based on a book and is written by the author of that book. She is called Emma Donoghue and she did a great job at capturing the innocence and beauty of her book and turning it into a movie. There isn’t a dull moment.

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Is The Acting Good?

The acting is amazing both by Joan Allen (she plays Jack Grandma) and Brie Larson but it’s Jacob Tremblay who steals the show. He is the person consistent throughout the movie so he really needed to be good.

Is The Directing Good?

Lenny Abrahamson, the director, seemed to understand what makes Room so special and that’s what this movie needed… a director who understood the true meaning of Room and how it was going to be translated to the big screen.

Is The Cinematography Good?

There are a few shots Lenny Abrahamson gets from inside Room that must have been difficult to get but it pays off. Other than that the cinematography doesn’t really stand out.

Is It Worth A Watch?

It’s not a movie I’ll be watching all of the time simply because of its subject matter and how tough it is to watch but I did love the movie all the same. It’s a movie everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.

4/5

When I was small, I only knew small things. But now I’m five, I know everything!

– Jacob Tremblay as Jack