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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for A24. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Wow! This movie, “Room” sounds like it is going to pull at your heartstrings AND have you sitting on the edge of your seat! It was directed by Lenny Abrahamson. You may not have heard of him before, he hasn’t had a big Hollywood blockbuster but is well-known in his native Ireland as a talented director. Abrahamson was chosen because of his unique vision for the film that international best-selling author Emma Donoghue felt aligned with her hopes for the film. When you read about the story, you’ll see the challenges filming it would present. Here is the official synopsis:
“ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12, TRAINWRECK). 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, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. “
Author, Emma Donoghue is also sharing highlights of the process of turning her book into a movie. She is posting on the official ROOM website every Tuesday and Thursday. Take a look at her first posts here at Emma’s Corner.
Rotten Tomatoes has given “Room” a 96% Certified Fresh rating and audiences, with over 5,000 reviews, a 93% Liked It rating. Put it on your MUST-SEE List!
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