Room (2015)

Holy hell, was this something else! After being held captive in a small, enclosed space, Joy (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay) are finally able to get out and be back in the world, which Jack has never been able to see, except for outside the window. Joy was kidnapped by a man seven years ago and finally came up with an idea of how she and her son Jack can escape this nightmare they are living in. The room that they are unable to leave is a small woodshed in the backyard of a man’s home that is completely sound-proof.

I don’t even know where to begin with this one because it may be my favorite I have seen all year. I was absolutely speechless as I left the theater. This movie is just flat-out amazing. I feel as if Room may be the most impressive film that we see all year and it will absolutely make a hell of a lot of noise come Oscar time. The whole movie your heart will be racing, but that it ok because of how inspiring and powerful this film actually is. After you first see Room, you almost do not even know what to think about it, even though you realize how terrific of a film it actually was. This is without-a-doubt one of the most exceptionally crafted work of film that I have seen in the past decade.

The acting from this film is some of the best you will see all year and if Brie Larson does not receive this Oscar, I will have absolutely no faith left in the Academy. But, as always, let’s not get into a discussion about the Academy. We’ve come to realize what they do and we just accept it. Now that the Oscar rant is over, I think Brie Larson gave what was not only a phenomenal performance, but she absolutely took the world by surprise with this. And possibly for the first time, the world will see an eight-year old win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Jacob Tremblay gave the best performance I have ever seen a child give. And the fact that he was better than almost 100% of the possible nominations, that is just incredible. This young actor is really on the road to success.

With Room, you recognize a whole different kind of beauty that you did not know movies were capable of showing us. The story we have here with this movie is something that deserves to be told and seen. You learn to appreciate life more than you normally do. Throughout the whole entire film, you are absolutely glued to the screen and all you want to do is keep watching. This movie was just shy of two hours, but it certainly did not feel like it and I feel as if there was still more that could have been told about this remarkable and inspiring story. I can’t give this movie enough praise and I really hope it gets the recognition it deserves once it is time for the Oscar’s. If you appreciate good film and want to be blown away, Room is a movie that you absolutely have to see.

Overall, Room is without-a-doubt one of the most inspiring and greatest films that you will see this year and possibly for a few years to come. With breathtaking performances and a chilling, but inspiring story, Room proves to be one of the best films of the past ten years.

Grade: A



6 thoughts on “Room (2015)

  1. Dan O. November 5, 2015 / 10:09 AM

    Can’t say “h**l”.


    • Bob Wurtenberg November 5, 2015 / 10:10 AM

      Sorry about that! Next time I will refrain from using that word.


  2. vinnieh December 10, 2015 / 12:44 PM

    Excellent review, this movie sounds like it’s moving, unusual and inspiring.


    • Bob Wurtenberg December 10, 2015 / 1:37 PM

      It really is. This is one that surprised me in every way possible. I left the theater incredibly stunned.

      Liked by 1 person

      • vinnieh December 10, 2015 / 5:07 PM

        Many reviews have said this movie is one of those experiences when you don’t know what to feel by the finish in a good way.


      • Bob Wurtenberg December 10, 2015 / 7:01 PM

        That’s exactly what it is. Once you leave you have no idea what to think, but you’re blown away by what you just saw.

        Liked by 1 person

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