Review: Room

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This unique film is intriguing from the minute it starts where you have a window into “room” where Jack and his mother live. It is told mostly from the perspective of 5 year old Jack which gives it an innocent take on what is an awful situation. It follows Jack and his mother’s journey and makes you realise life is truly what you make it as well as giving an insight into the strength of a mother and the perception of a child.

It is hard to say too much about this film without giving it away but there are moments where you laugh and moments where you cry; it captures your heart and you really feel for the characters even though it is virtually impossible to relate to them. It always seems to help when a film that is based on a novel is adapted for screen by the author themselves, which is exactly what Emma Donoghue has done here. On top of a brilliant subtle script the acting is second to none; Jack is played wonderfully by the talented Jacob Tremblay in his first leading role and his mother , the acclaimed tv actress Brie Larson was the perfect casting.

Room is showing at Broadway cinema until Thursday 4th Feb.
For ticket details click here: http://www.broadway.org.uk/events
Review by Josie Opal

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