A few days ago I went to the cinema to see the screening of the film ROOM. I was really excited has I have read the book by Emma Donoghue and it is one of my all time favourite reads.  I went to the cinema with my sister, it was really great as I haven’t spent a day just the two of us for a while. We went McDonald’s first for tea and a little chat, we were both really looking forward to watching the film. We have both read the book and loved it, and we was hoping the film lived up to our exceptions, As I often find the books always seem to be better than the film they are based on.


Room film review


Directed by : Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy

Release day: 15th January 2016
Run time: 118 mins
Cert: 15

“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. ”


Room - from Studiocanal


My review

We wasn’t disappointed at all! The film was brilliant. It lived up to our exceptions. There are a lot of details that are included in the film that are in the book, but only mentioned slightly with some things, but I guess that is because they have to fit it all in 2 hours. The second part of the film, when they finally escape Room was more different to the book than the first half. But I found it better, as it focused more on the relationships of the family, especially Ma and Jack. Brie Larson, who plays Ma is absolutely brilliant, she played the part so well and if you have read the book, she is exactly  how you would imagine her to be. Jacob Tremblay (Jack) also played his part brilliantly, and it’s amazing how a child can act so good with such a touching subject. This is his first major film role, which is also unbelievable, he was just amazing as Jack. This is a real tear jerker and me and my sister was struggling to hold the tears back.

5/5 – A must see


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I received two free cinema tickets to review the film. All opinions are mine

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60 comments on “Film Review : Room from Studiocanal”

  1. I read it when my older daughter was a baby and found it almost unbearably tense! I had to flip ahead to check that Jack and his mum would be ok! Great book, though – well worth a read.

  2. I haven’t read the book yet, I prefer to watch the film as it’s quicker. Never seem to have time for a lot of reading x

  3. I have not yet read the book but film reviews have been awesome and it’s definitely one for my to watch list. Hopefully I’ll get to read the novel beforehand 🙂 🙂

  4. I haven’t read it, but having read your blog I think it sounds really good and I will definitely be reading it when I get the chance!

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