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Room [Blu-ray] [2015]

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  • Release Date: 03/01/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (374 out of 390)

    Special Features


    • 11x11
    • 3 in-depth featurettes:
    • Audio commentary with director Lenny Abrahamson & crew
    • Making Room
    • Recreating Room

    Synopsis


    Room
    Held captive for nearly a decade in a tiny shed converted into a living space, a single mother (Brie Larson) and her five-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) break away from their captor after a daring escape. The mother and son are thrown back into society after years of isolation and struggle to adjust to life outside the room. Lenny Abrahamson directs this deeply emotional drama based on the novel by Emma Donoghue. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Brie Larson
      Brie Larson - Joy "Ma" Newsome
    • Jacob Tremblay
      Jacob Tremblay - Jack
    • Joan Allen
      Joan Allen - Grandma
    • William H. Macy
      William H. Macy - Grandpa
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      Amanda Brugel - Officer Parker



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 390 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Difficult subject matter delicately handled

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      SLL2004
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      Theatrical review. Possible spoilers. This sometimes difficult to watch, or even contemplate, film is thankfully handled with great delicacy by director Lenny Abrahamson. So don’t be afraid to search it out even after it disappears from the few theaters where it is currently showing. It will be on video soon. If you watch a fair share of movies and have been paying attention in recent years, you may have noticed Brie Larson in smaller but terrific roles (“The Spectacular Now, The Gambler, Digging for Fire, Trainwreck”) and perhaps as the lead in a small film called “Short Term 12.” I expect she will get her due now for her magnificent performance as “Ma.” It is now 7 years after teenager, Joy Newsome (Larson) disappeared from her home in Ohio. The film opens as she and her now 5 year old son, Jack (a gifted Jacob Tremblay), celebrate his birthday imprisoned in a 15’ x 15’ shed. Captured by “Old Nick” (Sean Bridgers), Ma/Joy is routinely by the man which ultimately produces Jack. And for the record, Abrahamson keeps the scenes off camera. In return for her cooperation, Nick feeds the mother and son and provides the shelter. But they never leave. Their only view of the outside world comes in the form of a skylight. Ma decides that since Jack is now a big boy, she must teach him the realities of the outside world. Until this point, she has made a game of things, keeping it simple for a young child. To Jack the pictures that come from a TV aren’t real. They are just pictures. Jack has no concept of reality. In a terrific scene, we see Ma trying to teach Jack how a wall works. That is, there are things on one side of a wall and different things on the other side. Ma has her work cut out for her, but believes Jack is now old enough to create a ruse on “Old Nick” that will allow Jack to escape. It is a tense section of the film and one that lifts it from its unsavory premise. Once freed, Jack as you would expect, has a difficult time. He’s shy. He doesn’t even know how to go up and down stairs. But he’s a kid. He learns quickly, makes a new friend both human and canine. Joy’s mother, Nancy (Joan Allen) and her newish husband, Doug (Matt Gordon) do their best to acclimate Jack and Joy back into the world. But as we see Jack slowly adapt, we see Joy’s mental condition deteriorate. Again Ms. Larson transforms Ma from a loving and protective mother, to a young woman succumbing to the mental anguish that has fermented for 7 years. It is truly a remarkable performance. You have to be impressed with the direction of Abrahamson and the script by Emma Donoghue from her own novel. The subject matter is tricky but it is handled wonderfully. In the end you’ll be wiping away tears, but with a smile on your face. Highly recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best of 2015

      Posted
      VandyPrice
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      Alice in Wonderland has been used as inspiration for what are surely an innumerable number of stories. The idea of getting lost down a rabbit hole or your life not going the way you'd imagined it when you were a child is universal. The metaphors and analogies to be made are no doubt endless with any aspect of any single persons life, but Room is a certain kind of Alice story as you can feel the loss of our protagonist both physically and psychologically. Loss is a key word, a key theme if you will, given the circumstances of the situation presented in the film, but if you don't know that situation going in you're all the better for it. All that is necessary to know is that Brie Larson plays Joy Newsome, a woman who has seemingly been trapped in a single room shack for an ungodly amount of time while having raised her five year old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay), in this confinement for the entirety of his life. There is only a single door in their room and it is protected by a locking system that only a mysterious visitor (Sean Bridgers) knows the code to. This stranger, referred to as "Old Nick", brings Joy and Jack food once a week, but like the majority of the supporting characters in any Alice story, he is cruel towards our heroine. Knowing little more than this myself before walking in, Room operates as a tense and unnerving thriller for it's first half before becoming an intense psychological trip in it's second. Both are equally engaging as is the film as a whole.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Star Making Performance From Larson

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      DDunnDatBoi
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      I've been a fan of Larson since I saw her in 21 Jump Street and with Room she easily becomes a star. This is one of those rare feats in film making. The cinematography is great, but see this for the acting and the story. Not often has a movie made me cry, laugh, and shout out (aloud mind you) during the films run time. I don't want to spoil much of the story as it becomes obvious early on, what is actually going on. The magnificence of this film is in how the director was able to tackle the difficult subject matter in a way that doesn't leave you feeling like you saw an average thriller/horror movie, but really out it in perspective of the child, which I believe had a humanistic approach. It was amazing. Best movie of 2015, by a long shot and they're were great movies this year. (Im looking at you exmachina) Not only I, but I feel absolutely everyone who left the theater left a better person for what they witnessed. Not often do I come out of the theater with people being more polite than they were upon entering. THAT is the power this movie has, I emerged myself in the experience and I'm glad I did, because "No one is strong alone", certainly not I, and I have a more profound idea of appreciation of my own life and existence til death. I will continue on my quest but I know that I will never forget this landmark film, what it taught me, and how it humbled everyone in the theater.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Heartbreaking film!

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      angrybritishguy
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      Room is a drama thriller, but not in the traditional sense of the word. It deals with a dark subject matter and the first half of the film can be quite disturbing. Yet director Lenny Abrahamson has adapted the best-selling novel with grace and grandeur. Here is a film so artistically unique and deviant, full of genuine emotion thanks to two outstanding performances, that isn't afraid to take risks and surprise at every turn. Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay both give spectacular performances that we'll definitely see more of them in the future! The best actors are the ones able to transport you into their characters' own universes, no matter how isolated from society they happen to be. Larson and Tremblay both have a tremendous range of emotional ability and are able to sell you on their story not just for two hours, but for an entire lifetime. With Room, Lenny Abrahamson goes the extra mile with his direction. The film asks us to examine how we view the world and how this viewpoint is shaped by our nurtured upbringing. The result is a breathtaking experience brought to life, one you won't soon forget. Overall, my final verdict 5/5 Stars!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Room" is a Movie to Ponder

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      mjo1
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      Unlike many of the movies that squared off against each other this past awards season, "Room" is not easily digested drama that ties all its sub-plots into tidy resolutions. It is a drama that is as messy and raw as its disturbing subject matter: the abduction and captivity of a fresh faced young Ohio girl who is snatched off the streets of her ordinary town and locked away for several years in a backyard shed (the "room" of the title) where she is repeatedly assaulted by her abductor who is in control of her life, and, most disturbingly, the father of her child. Brie Larson won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the film, and young Jacob Tremblay who plays her son probably should have won an Oscar too, he's that good. "Room" isn't light and breezy entertainment, nor is it neatly-packaged drama with the kinds of plot twists and resolutions that allow us to safely "enjoy" a movie about material like this. This is one movie that will keep you thinking about it long after the final credits have run.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A beautiful movie with great tension

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      PLGquickReviews
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      When this movie came out last year I did not have the chance to go see it. However, when I rented it at Redbox I fell in love with the movie and I had to buy it. This item/movie is great because it has a nice cover peace/slip cover to it. It also comes with a nice slipcover and a digital copy code. These are small things I like about the package, but the biggest thing I like about the movie is the story. The crazy thing is that nobody talked about it and I never saw a trailer for it. It took one of my favorite reviewers to mention it and when I saw that it got nominated for an Oscar that is when i knew i had to watch it. In the end, the movie has a topic about abuse but if you can get through that and enjoy the prosperity moments then you will definitely love this movie!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The resolve of mother, son

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      IAMME
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      What a powerful film. ' Room ' is broken into 2 halves: the first depicting a mother's brave attempts to create a normal, daily routine for her son in spite of the disgusting treatment at the hands of her captor... and the will to do what is necessary to save her son. The second half dealing with the aftermath of such a harrowing ordeal and its implications on not only the victims, but their family. To me the highest compliment you can give an actor is that when you see a movie, you don't see the actor... you see the character as a person. Brie Larson & Jacob Tremblay did just that, remarkably so.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Top film of 2015

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      IstvanTheHun
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      ROOM is amazing and life affirming film. Brie Larson won the Oscar for Best Actress and it was well-deserved. The little boy also gives an incredible performance. Try and watch this film without knowing the plot - it will be a great journey as the film starts off and then slowly reveals itself in a rather nifty twist. A smart screenplay that is deftly directed, and the acting is AMAZING. Great film. Truly one of the best of 2015. This blu-ray is a welcome addition to my library. Features some behind-the-scenes, as well a nice colourful slipcover.

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