Room

With the film having just been released all across the UK, I was sent through the best selling book from which the film was made, to have a read!

I’m not an avid reader, but sometimes I do feel like enjoying a good book and although I’m not even half way through Room yet, it’s really got me hooked!

It took a few pages to get my head around the way the book is written as it’s written from the perspective of a 5yr old boy Jack, who is, unbeknownst to him, a prisoner in the room. He was born there and lives with his mum (Ma), who was kidnapped and held captive there for seven years. Jack doesn’t know about the outside world, his world is Room, as he calls it. He calls everything in the room by it’s name: Table, Chair, Sink etc… they all have names because to Jack, they live there with them.

Ma’s kidnapper, Old Nick, comes to visit Ma regularly, at which point Jack is hidden away until he Nick has gone. This is how they have lived since Jack was born.

Whilst reading the book, I have been completely drawn into the world of Jack. His close bond with his mother has really touched a nerve because I have my twin boys who are at a similar age right now. Jack is so happy in his little world, he has never known anything else and it’s that innocence I can see, like my own boys, that pulls at my heartstrings.

I’d be interested to see how the film conveys the claustrophobia and monotony that the book does so well. I don’t want to go and see it though until I’ve finished the book, so I need to hurry up!

The film has now been nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as 2 BAFTA nominations and a Golden Globe Winner for Best Actress for Brie Larson. It has been one of the most acclaimed films of the year.

An intensely powerful and wonderfully life-affirming experience, Room is the new film from acclaimed director, Lenny Abrahamson, based on the best-selling novel from Emma Donoghue. A riveting emotional journey about the power of love, limitless imagination and the strength of the human spirit, Room is an unparalleled celebration of the bond between parent and child. Ma has created a whole universe in ‘Room’ for 5 year-old Jack, where they have both lived for Jack’s whole life. But when Ma decides they have to escape, she risks everything to give Jack the chance to make a thrilling discovery. One of the most acclaimed films of the year, and featuring award-worthy performances from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, Room is a must-see for audiences; a discovery of the world for the very first time.

A riveting emotional journey about the power of love, limitless imagination and the strength of the human spirit, Room is an unparalleled celebration of the bond between parent and child.

STUDIOCANAL released this UK trailer for ROOM which arrived in cinemas on 15 January. 

 

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Comments

  1. vaultpressff95246e6e0ab174ecb6363d24c593c8 says:

    The book is amazing. The film is amazing too, though it’s a very different film. It’s true to the book but a lot lot more haunting. Possibly because bringing it to visual life makes it more imaginable. Do go and see it though

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