Jack and Ma live in Room, which comprises everything Jack knows about the physical world. Jack’s been trapped in an 11-square-foot room since birth, but for Ma captivity is a very real concept which she refuses to accept is permanent. When a window of escape suddenly presents itself, Jack is thrust into an entirely new understanding of the world.
Adapted by Emma Donoghue from her own 2010 bestseller, Room remains tethered to Jack’s perspective, while Brie Larson makes good on her promise in Short Term 12 with a stunning performance that was deservedly rewarded with an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Director Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) continues his eclectic run of projects, transforming the challenge of filming within a tiny, confined space into an opportunity for visual invention. Boasting a fascinating central female character, Room is a wholly cinematic and moving experience that muses on life in captivity, the resilience of young minds and the bonds of parenthood.