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Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. Photo by George Kraychyk, courtesy of A24

Review: Room (Video Review)

In a special video presentation for “Sidewalks Entertainment,” a movie review of “Room” by Flicks & Nix’s reviewer Beau Behan.

(A24 Films)

Rating: R for language
Release Date: October 16, 2015 (NY & LA), October 23, 2015 (SF), November 6, 2015 (Nationwide)
Running Time: 113 minutes

Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson
Written By: Emma Donoghue (based on her novel)
Produced By: Ed Guiney, David Gross
Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers, Megan Park

Studio Synopsis:
Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances. 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. ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy.

A24 presents a Telefilm Canada, Film4 and The Irish Film Board with the participation of The Ontario Media Development Corporation an Element Pictures/No Trace Camping production in association with Duperele Films, a Lenny Abrahamson film, ROOM, starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy. The film is written by Emma Donoghue based on her original novel. The producers are Ed Guiney and David Gross. The executive producers are Andrew Lowe, Emma Donoghue, Jesse Shapira, Jeff Arkuss, David Kosse, Rose Garnett and Tessa Ross. The behind-the-scenes team includes cinematographer Danny Cohen, production designer Ethan Tobman, costume designer Lea Carlson, editor Nathan Nugent and composer Stephen Rennicks.

Watch our interview with Brie Larson.

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