Room ★★★½

Ma: "You're gonna love it."

Jack: "What?"

Ma: "The world."


Room has been getting a lot of praise since its release and I liked the director's (Lenny Abrahamson) last effort (Frank) quite a bit. The film stars Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay as a mother and son respectively. The film is wonderfully made, has good music choices, and a strong emotional core. The performances of Larson and Tremblay are both incredible and deserve all the praise they've getting. The two of them are fantastic together and make the film work as well as it does. I wasn't blown away by Room, but I certainly liked it. It's not one of the best films of the year for me, but it has a couple of the best performances of the year. 7/10

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