A roomful of love

A roomful of love

English (U) Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
Director: Lenny Abrahamson

A woman (Larson) is held captive in a tiny shed for years with a child (Tremblay) she conceived from her tormentor. She eventually musters the courage to escape from the clutches of the man she so despised — but not without her five-year-old son.

The theme of the movie is woeful and dark, but what makes “Room” so good and bright is that it beautifully plays out the love and survival tale based on Emma Donoghue’s book by the same name. The issues of sexual violence and assault are dealt with in an intense manner; yet the screenplay, also by the author, is given a decorous touch by being more suggestive than bare display of cruelty.

“Room” shows the beautiful bond between a mother and her son, born in an unlikely circumstance. It also questions your moral standing on an ‘illicit child’. This movie is clearly not pleasant, but nonetheless you can’t help falling in love with the story about a mother’s unconditional love for her son.

Larson gives, perhaps, one of her finest performances as the woman simply referred to as Ma. And child-actor Tremblay makes his role looks natural and realistic. There hasn’t been many child-actors of such calibre in recent times. The two, in short, bring to life Donoghue’s characters on screen.

“Room” is full of suspense — it’s a heartrending family drama. You won’t easily forget it in a long time as it sets to make you severely uncomfortable about the way you look at human relationships.
Be ready for soul searching and anxious moments as you are bound to have watery eyes while also cheering for the two powerful characters. Watch it if you want to experience and celebrate the power of love.

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