• Room (2015)

Room

Release Date: October 16th, 2015

DVD Release Date: February 29th, 2016

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus, William H. Macy, Megan Park, Amanda Brugel

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: No Trace Camping, Element Pictures

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Growing up, Love, Mother, Son, Escape, Emotional, Charming, Brooding, Intense, Creative

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Director Lenny Abrahamson has made a deeply moving story about how adults try to explain the world to their children — even when they don’t always understand it themselves. And Brie Larson gives a tremendous performance as a mother who must be strong for her boy, until she suddenly can’t be anymore. show more

  • 70
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Larson excels at determined despair, simultaneously evincing vulnerability and fearlessness. It’s an exciting, tour-de-force performance by an actress who announces herself as one of the best of her generation. If only the film around her were as bold. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Overall, it’s a decent shot at a tall target, but real credit is due the lead actors, with Larson expanding beyond the already considerable range she’s previously shown with an exceedingly dimensional performance in a role that calls for running the gamut, and Tremblay always convincing without ever becoming cloying. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2016)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Leading Role