Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy
Sat 20 Feb 7.30pm Book Now
AGE Rating: Cert 15
ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical–they are trapped–confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space that Ma has euphemistically named Room.
The film boasts exemplary performances: relative newcomer Jacob Tremblay is a startling revelation as Jack: In the lead role,
Brie Larson registers as numb to the pain she’s been forced to endure since being kidnapped and held captive by a menacing man Jack only knows as Old Nick.
The script – courtesy of Donoghue herself – distils the essence of the book without foregoing its elemental power.