|Rating: 8.3/10 (42,408 votes)
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writer: Emma Donoghue (screenplay), Emma Donoghue (based on the novel by)
Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson
Runtime: 118 min
Released: 22 Jan 2016
|Plot: After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.|
24-year-old Joy and her five-year-old son Jack live in a squalid shed they call Room. They share a bed, toilet, bathtub, television, and rudimentary kitchen; the only window is a skylight. They are captives of a man they call Old Nick, Jack’s father, who abducted Joy seven years prior, and routinely rapes her while Jack sleeps in the wardrobe. She tries to stay optimistic for her son, but is sometimes overcome with depression and is suffering from malnutrition. She allows Jack to believe that only Room and its contents are “real,” and that the rest of the world exists only on television.
Old Nick tells Joy that he lost his job and threatens he may not be able to afford their supplies in the future. She decides to tell Jack about the outside world; he reacts with disbelief and incomprehension. She has Jack fake a fever, hoping that Old Nick will take him to a hospital, but Old Nick says he will return with antibiotics.