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!
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.
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