Ever been to a theatre to watch a movie only to realize towards the end that you just don’t want to get up from your seats? That you just do not want the beautiful saga to come to an end?
Well, here’s a mesmerizing movie that will make sure you leave with tears in your eyes, and carry it in your heart for the rest of your life…
Star Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers and Tom McCamus
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Writer: Emma Donoghue
Producer: Ed Guiney and David Gross
Claps For: Direction, Performances, Cinematography, Editing, Background Music and EVERYTHING else.
Slaps For: NOTHING
What’s New: Kindly go and experience the magic yourself.
Popcorn Refill: Strictly Interval
Plot: Joy had been held captive by a man when she was 17. She spent two years of her life alone in the ‘Room’ before giving birth to Jack. In order to make sure that her son gets a normal childhood, she creates an imaginary world for him which is only limited to their little shed which has a single window- the skylight. However, things change when they finally manage to escape out of it. And then begins Jack’s journey to discover the real world, and find his way back to the person who has been his strength- his Ma, who is busy coming to terms with her own inner traumas.
Brie Larson delivers a wonderful and matured performance. It isn’t easy to play a mother who has been balancing her emotions, trying to give her son a normal childhood while she herself is going through a lot inside her. And then playing the girl who wonders whom to blame and how to lead a normal life again after being held captive and getting raped nearly every night for seven years. She nails it. Big Time.
Jacob Tremblay will win your hearts! What an adorable and magical performance as Jack, the boy for whom the world was limited to his shed. Credits to the director and his team for capturing his innocence and adorable mannerisms in the camera and utilizing it to give the movie its charm. The scenes where he remains scared of the new people in his life are the proof to what an amazing actor he already is, and what more he can do in future.
The chemistry between the two is heartwarming and will make you shed a tear or two time and again.
Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers and Tom McCamus- all have them have done a wonderful job.
Direction: Lenny Abrahamson presents a movie that comes once-in-a-lifetime. A movie that will amaze the viewers, and leave them teary eyed. A movie that they will surely carry back home and will remain in their memories for lifelong.
There is a dialogue in the movie which says that we all need someone in order to remain strong. And for Joy, it was her son and vice versa.
There are scenes that would have your heartbeat thumping, and then there are scenes that would make you cry but leave a smile on your face.
Firstly, adapting an equally wonderful novel and turning it into a movie can be a huge risk. But the screenplay and direction make this movie the winner that it is.
Also, it really is not an easy job to show the inner struggles of both, the mother and the son, during various situations of life. But Abrahamson, looks like, has always been a master at that art! Even a little flaw in his vision would have led the movie to become a clichéd one. But he just doesn’t let the movie slip out of its mood. The movie never loses its magical touch.
The little details that have been taken care of, keep the charm of the movie intact.
Indeed a heart-warming movie. And it should not be missed.
Combo-On-Offer: Emotion + Drama
Verdict: We give the movie THUNDEROUS CLAPS because after a long time, I have found a movie to add in my ‘Favorites’ List.