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Room (2015) - Review

Well this certainly was an interesting watch.

So Room is a movie about a boy who has lived his entire life in a room with his mom and that is his whole world until he gets out.

Brie Larson, the mom, was absolutely amazing in her role. She delivered her best performance yet, and you could really feel the struggle and stress of her situation. Good child performances are rare, great one even more so and Jacob Tremblay gave a terrific performance as the young boy. You really felt him and his view of the world and even though he got annoying at times, it was fitting for the character and the situation, and not be annoying for just annoying sake cause he's a kid and all that like many films end up doing.

Now this movie has two halves, first being more confined and claustrophobic and second one being more free and emotional. And it all came together in a really nice way. The more you think about the boy's situation, the more interesting it gets. It's a wonderful, and scary thing to imagine being in the same situation, that knowing your whole world is a lie, and I think the movie conveyed that quite well. You also get to see and feel how just getting free is not the end of struggle. Joining back the norm is a struggle of its own and the scars left by the ordeal can break you.

The way the movie is made, you don't really feel about certain things the way you would in a normal film showcasing similar events,and I think that added to the narrative. As the movie goes on, it gets more potent. However I would say that the emotional weight could have been delivered more profoundly, as I was feeling the weight but not as much as I think the movie wanted me too.

All in all, definitely worth a watch. And Brie Larson has a good chance of winning that oscar.



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