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ROOM opens in Theaters November 6, 2015
Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.
Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and Ma (Brie Larson) are pictured in a scene from “The Room”(Caitlin Cronenberg, courtesy of A24)
ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay), a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love, and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully transcendent experience based on the award-winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma, and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.
Behind the Scenes:
Screenwriter and Novelist Emma Donoghue will share highlights from her journey in turning her best-selling novel into a feature film. She will post twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) on the official ROOM website, sharing thoughts from before, during, and after the shoot. Each post will include never-seen pictures or behind-the-scenes videos from the set. Take a look at her first posts below and tune in every Tuesday and Thursday for her latest post! RoomMovie.com/EmmasCorner
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Buy It: ROOM along with other Emma Donoghue novels can be found on Amazon
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