With an amazing cast, this indie drama tells a story of captivity
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue (who also wrote the screenplay),
which was in turn inspired by the Josef Fritzl affair, Room tells the story of Joy, (Brie Larson) abducted and incarcerated for seven years by a stranger, and her five-year- old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), a product of rape born in captivity.
Barely touching upon the crime drama of the premise, the film instead focuses on the loving relationship
of a mother and son in extremely adverse conditions. It wisely leaves many details of their captivity unshown, leaving the fortitude Joy needed to give her son some semblance of normality to the imagination; once they escape, it’s then Jack’s turn to save his mother.
Driven home with stellar performances by both Larson and Tremblay, Room lingers long after other dramas have faded.
Trailer for Room