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Rating: ★★★★☆ / 4.5 / 480 views
Room is a 2015 Canadian-Irish independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson. With Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson. A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.
It’s hard to think of a movie adaptation of a book that feels truer and more loyal to its source than Room.
While it flickers with grace and imagination during its initial half, largely because of Jack, it devolves into a dreary, platitudinous therapy movie in its second, largely because of Ma.
As wrenching as “Room” is, especially during its grim first hour, it contains an expansive sense of compassion and humanism.
Room is astonishing: It transmutes a lurid, true-crime situation into a fairy tale in which fairy tales are a source of survival.