OMG Alert: You need to watch this movie and put down your phone. You can check your Instagram later.
I came upon the book for this movie when it was initially released in 2011. I loved it then and I love it even more now. Sans the ugly crying for 45 minutes on my part, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Brie Larson does an amazing job at portraying Joy, a former captive-now-released mother trying to adjust to the real world all the while trying to raise her son Jack, who was born in captivity. Jacob Tremblay, the child prodigy who plays Jack, is not only adorable but he also nailed this role.
For those of you who haven’t had the chance to read nor watch this masterpiece, let me tell you first that you are missing out.
Room is basically set in a garden shed. Joy, played by Brie Larson, is a young woman abducted at the age of 17. She is forced to live in the confines of a shed by her captor for 7 years. After 5 years in captivity, Joy gives birth to a now witty young boy, Jack (played by Jacob Tremblay).
Jacob is your average 5 year old except he has no idea about the realities of the outside world. His world is the shed.
Room is a story of reconnection. Once Joy and Jack escape, they attempt to reconnect with the world that was lost to them and the world that they have not yet explored.
Verdict: Five double jointed thumbs up and a box of Kleenex.