• Room (2015)


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

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This drama is as big as all outdoors in scope; poetic and profound in its exploration of the senses; blessed with two transcendent performances, by Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay; and as elegantly wrought as any film that has come our way in a very long while. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Amazingly - and this movie is amazing - Room is a story of hope, of possibility. Sure, your stomach will be in knots, your fingers clenched, your heart racing. But it will also fill that heart with a sense of the goodness, the courage, the enduring love that is out there to be discovered - and to be held onto with the fierceness of life itself. show more

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