ROOM The Movie

ROOM The Movie – A Mother and Sons Shared Strength

If you know me well, you’ll know I adore watching movies – with a passion. I don’t get to go to the cinema very often to watch movies so it’s usually at home on NETFLIX or SKY.
We were provided with a home link to watch the brand new movie ROOM and honestly its one of the best movies I’ve watched this year – Yes I know we’re only at the end of January 2016 but I’ve already watched around 10 movies so far this year so within those movies I believe ROOM is the best and extremely deserving in receiving its Oscar Nomination, I can completely understand why.

Here a brief lowdown on the movie:
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.

An intensely powerful and wonderfully life-affirming experience, ROOM is the new film from acclaimed director, Lenny Abrahamson, based on the best-selling novel from Emma Donoghue. A riveting emotional journey about the power of love, limitless imagination and the strength of the human spirit, Room is an unparalleled celebration of the bond between parent and child.

I’ve not read the novel nor had I heard anything about the book before I saw the trailer for the movie. I only watched half the trailer as I didn’t want too much to be given away.

I feel the movie really brought it home for me, especially being a mother to a 3-year-old boy who is older than his years most of the time (I’m pretty sure he’s been here before) and with kids of this age and older patients is a BIG deal with raising your children and being humans beings. Patients isn’t always there or we only have a bit and in ‘real life’ we can walk away or go to another room BUT In this movie there is only 1 room and she’s been alone to raise a child to the age of 5 in the confides of this one room from her teenager years and you can see how much unconditional love  she has for her little boy from every single action she makes as his mother.

The emotions are very thought-provoking and real! My heart literally broke into pieces watching the movie and the scene where Ma (Brie Larson) was trying to explain to Jack (Jacob Tremblay) about the world outside room and his little mind couldn’t comprehend what she was talking about. It was brilliantly shown in the acting and directing. We sometimes forget that our children are that – only children. I’ve learnt so much bringing up Hayden and that with time he tends to make the link between his thoughts, emotions and behaviour, which then leads to him less likely to struggle when difficult emotions occur but it just takes time, Like Jacob did. I wont say anymore on that subject … You’ll have to watch the movie to find out what I’m talking about.

The whole storyline of the movie is amazing thought but for me it was an incredible insight into a mother & son’s shared strength!

ROOM The Movie


ROOM The Movie

Overall I would rate this movie  5/5 stars. I think I must have soaked through about 3 tissues – it’s very emotional.
I’m actually gutted that Jacob Tremblay didn’t get a nod for best supporting actor, he was incredible and I think he carried the movie. I know it’s all politics at the end of the day. I look forward to seeing him in more films he has an amazing career ahead of him. A massive thank you to Studio Canal in letting us watch this beautiful movie before it was released in the cinema.

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Let me know: Have you seen the movie? What did you think if you have and if you haven’t will you?


Until Next Time… Charlotte x


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  1. I absolutely loved this film, I was a little worried after reading the book first and loving that I was worried the film wouldnt live up to the book but it definitely did.

  2. I’ve seen a trailor for this movie and can’t wait to see it but since I rarely manage to get out to the cinema, this is one film I’m really looking forward to seeing on Netflix. Thanks for the great review.

  3. I’ve seen a trailer for this movie and can’t wait to see it but since I rarely manage to get out to the cinema, this is one film I’m really looking forward to seeing on Netflix. Thanks for the great review.

  4. I really want to see this, I have the book on my TBR pile and I’ve heard such good things about it

  5. I definitely need to see this! It looks so good x

  6. I’ve got to be honest, there’s no way I will watch this movie, I’ve been known to cry at stupid adverts, this will be too much for me to handle.

  7. The trailer for this was so emotional! Defo going on my must watch list 🙂

  8. I haven’t seen the movie, hadn’t even heard of it in all honesty but I am really intrigued now! x

  9. I would like to see The Room as it is a powerful exploration of the bond between a mother and her child and it is so touching. Glad you enjoyed it and Brie Lawson is a great actress too.

  10. I want to read the book before watching the film but I’ve heard such good things! X

  11. I definitely want to go and see The Room as I have only heard good reports. Really brings things home when you have a child of a similar age. Everyone has said take tissues!

  12. oh I havnt seen this yet but after your review I think I need to watch it

  13. I really want to see this film, have heard so much about it

  14. I havn’t but would love to see this. Sounds like my kind of movie.

  15. This film sounds so good, I just watched the trailer and want to see it now.
    Emily from

  16. This sounds like ab interesting movie. Like you I don’t get to go to the cinema that often so I’ll have to wait but until then I’m going to read the book.

  17. I had never heard about this film at all, but it sounds like something I would enjoy. I haven’t been to the cinema in ages, but this would encourage me to go more!
    Thank you for the recommendation!

  18. I’ve been intrigued since watching the clips at the award shows. I am very much looking forward to seeing it.

  19. I adored the book and I thought the film adaptation was really well done, much better than I had been expecting x

  20. I have read the book and thought it was a good read, I would love to watch the film. The trailer looks fantastic.