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Brie Larson can currently be seen in theaters playing Amy Schumer's sister in Trainwreck. It's your basic rom-com supporting role, but Larson provides more depth than is required for such a character. Almost too much, nearly overshadowing the leading lady. She probably can't help it; she's just an extremely talented actress. And hopefully she's garnering new fans through the hit comedy, fans who can now get excited about Larson's next starring gig, a drama titled Room. Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name by its author, Emma Donoghue, Room is about a mother and son confined to a 10-by-10-foot shed, which she calls "Room." They are trapped together, but at least they seem to have a relatively...
- Christopher Campbell
Brie Larson‘s Ma has been kidnapped and must raise her son in a tiny space with just one skylight in the first trailer for “Room.” The trailer depicts the confined space in which Ma and five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) live and their struggle to escape and live a normal life in the beautiful world, which leads to their confronting an even riskier reality. Ma euphemistically refers to the windowless 10-by-10-foot space where they’re kept by kidnapper Old Nick (Sean Bridgers) as “Room.” Also Read: Brie Larson Drama 'Room' Gets Awards Season Launch Via A24 “Room, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Following the news that Room will have it's Canadian Premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival in September, the first trailer has landed and it's just beautiful. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson and adapted by Emma Donoghue from her award-winning book, Room stars Brie Larson (Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now), Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2, Somnia), Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, Nixon) and William H. Macy (Shameless, Magnolia). The trailer looks haunting and incredibly emotional and if its anything to go by, Larson's performance could be a standout come awards season. Check out the just released poster too below. Told through the eyes of five-year-old-Jack (Tremblay), Room is a thrilling and emotional tale that celebrates the resilience and power of the human spirit. To Jack, Room is the world.... It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma (Larson) eat and sleep and play and learn. But while it’s home to Jack, »
- email@example.com (Clare Daly)
Fall festival season means trailers are dropping at an ever quickening pace, and here’s one that was recently announced as a Tiff premiere, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank follow-up, Room. Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, Room stars Brie Larson as a woman who raises her child in captivity after having been kidnapped at a young age. A24 will release the film on October 16. »
- Sarah Salovaara
Larson has turned in stellar performances in numerous recent comedies, including 21 Jump Street and Trainwreck. Not to mention, her dramatic performance in the 2013 film Short Term 12 was hailed by many critics as one of the year’s best.
Room is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) and also stars Joan Allen (Pleasantville), William H. Macy (Shameless), Megan Park (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Sean Bridgers (Deadwood). In the Us, it will receive a limited release on October 16, 2015 and a nationwide release on November 6, 2015.
- Justin Cook
Room tells the story of Jack, 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,... Read More »
- Sean Wist
In what has got to be the strangest marketing campaign of all time, the first poster and trailer for Room, a new thriller starring Brie Larson as a young woman who’s been held captive for years along with her 5-year-old son Jack has emerged from distributor A24.
With the tagline "Love Knows No Boundaries" and a sunny poster than makes the film seem like an uplifting family drama, I imagine you'll be slightly shocked to watch the trailer, which is deeply unsettling.
Even the synopsis is oddly vague, going so far as to leave out the film's high-concept: "A modern-day story about the boundless love between mother and child."
Room is one of the many books becoming movies in 2015, and it's undoubtedly one of the most intense ones on the list. The film is based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, and it's about a 5-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) being cared for by "Ma," played by Brie Larson. All he knows is that they live in a room, but Ma knows they're actually being held captive. The movie, out on Nov. 6, features a fantastic cast, and the teaser alone is incredibly gripping. »
Emma Donoghue‘s Room was one of the most talked-about novels of 2011, and now it could be one of the most talked-about films of 2015. A24 has just released the chilling first trailer for the Room movie, starring Brie Larson as a young woman who’s been held captive for years along with her 5-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay). Lenny […]
- Angie Han
The movie is based on Irish author Emma Donoghue’s best-selling book of the same name which sees a young woman named Ma trapped against her will underground a cell-like enclosure she’s nicknamed Room. Hidden out-of-sight with her young son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), Ma imagines an entire universe for her child who has only known the 10-by-10 confines of his prison. Filled with endless love for Jack, Ma must prepare her son for the massive and terrifying real world if they stand any chance of escaping from their captor.
- Rachel West
"You're gonna love it..." From the filmmaker who gave us Frank comes a new film titled Room, starring Brie Larson as "Ma", exploring the boundless love between mother and child. A24 has unveiled a teaser before the film's premiere at Tiff in just a few months, and this will definitely throw you for a loop. The cast includes Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy. As usual, Brie Larson looks to be at the top of her game with a riveting performance, though there seems to be so much going on in this that we don't know about yet. Is this a horror-thriller, or just a thriller, maybe it's merely a drama? Very interesting. Here's the first official teaser trailer for Lenny Abrahamson's Room, direct from A24's YouTube: Plot description from the Tiff 2015 guide: Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, »
- Alex Billington
Among one of the more critically well-regarded features of 2014 was Frank, the fourth feature from director Lenny Abrahamson that followed the trials and tribulations of a band with an eccentric lead singer. With the film bringing Abrahamson a number of new fans, many were intrigued to see what direction he would go in next. That direction turned out to be a shift into purely dramatic territory, as Abrahamson’s next project will be an adaptation of Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue’s acclaimed 2010 novel Room. The movie, which shares the name with the novel, has the following synopsis.
Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison.
With Abrahamson directing, Donoghue takes on screenwriting duties to adapt her own novel, marking her feature film debut in this endeavour. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Another film enters the Oscar race as we get a first glimpse of A24 Films’ highly anticipated Room.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the drama is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.
Room will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival as a Special Presentation.
Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, Short Term 12, Trainwreck). 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, »
- Michelle McCue
I know there were a lot of people out there that liked Frank. Personally, I just don't get where that like comes from, but I've come to terms with it. Next up for director Lenny Abrahamson is an adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel, Room, with Brie Larson (Short Term 12, Trainwreck) in the lead role alongside Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen and William H. Macy. Donoghue also penned the screenplay which tells the story of story of Jack (Tremblay), a 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother (Larson) in a bit of a situation that's far from typical. The two are trapped, confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Jack's mother refers to as "Room." She's created a whole universe for Jack within Room, but as Jack's curiosity about their situation grows, they enact a risky plan to escape. That's the story in a nutshell »
- Brad Brevet
Oh man, I can’t wait for this film. It gave me chills up and down my spine watching the trailer. It also appears as though someone is really using »
- Sasha Stone
Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson has been doing solid work from the jump, but it’s the work of this decade that has really launched him. 2012’s “What Richard Did” was so good it got lead actor Jack Reynor noticed in a big way: Michael Bay tapped him for his next “Transformers” film. That quickly led to Michael Fassbender agreeing to star in the awesome, oddball, outsider-rock comedy “Frank” in which the actor appeared with his face covered by a papier-mâché head for 90% of the movie. Next up for Abrahamson is “Room,” based on the bestselling 2010 novel by Emma Donoghue, who adapted the screenplay about a woman and her 5-year-old son, who live in confinement in a 10x10-foot single room. Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, the mother and child struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison. »
- Edward Davis
The adaptation of Emma Donughue’s best-selling novel stars Brie Larson as a woman living in a confined space with her young son
With this week’s announcements for the Toronto and Venice festival lineups, we’re starting to see the impending awards season come into focus.
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- Benjamin Lee
Read More: Tiff Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Is it time for Brie Larson to collect her Oscar yet? The indie favorite -- and star of the widely hailed "Short Term 12" -- looks to be entering the awards season race again with her turn in Lenny Abrahamson's upcoming "Room." Based on Emma Donoghue's novel of the same name, the new drama, which will premiere at this year's Tiff, gives Larson a big new role to dig into, an already exciting prospect made all the more interesting by the film's first teaser trailer, which lets viewers into just enough of the world of "Room" to really hook them. The offcial synopsis reads: "'Room' tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Tremblay), a spirited 5 year old who is looked after by his »
- Kate Erbland
Last summer, when we profiled best friends Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson, they had both been vying for the lead role in the same project, with Larson ultimately getting the part. Woodley held no hard feelings, though: “I just wanted the movie to be made,” she told us, noting that Larson was perfect for the part and predicting, "It will be a masterpiece." The movie they were discussing was Room — an adaptation of the best-selling novel about a woman, kidnapped for years, who raises her young child while in continued captivity — and you can watch the new trailer for the film below. It's an emotional whopper, so start preparing yourself: Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson (who made last year's terrific, underrated Frank) will bow in September at the Toronto Film Festival before arriving in select theaters on October 16. »
- Kyle Buchanan
Brie Larson really ought to have been nominated for an Oscar for her amazing performance in "Short Term 12" a few years ago, but she'll have the chance to right that wrong with what looks to be a captivating turn in "Room."
"Room" (not to be mistaken for the campy cult flick "The Room") tells the story of a woman named Ma and her young son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay) who are held captive in a small, dark space for years. Ma tries her best to create a complete universe inside the room for Jack, until the chance comes to escape. Then, they have to face their greatest test: living in the real world.
Watch the trailer.
The trailer is alternately chilling, horrifying, hopeful, gut-wrenching, sad, and beautiful. Even in this brief glimpse, Larson is tremendous, portraying Ma as strong and vulnerable at the same time.
"Room" will debut at the »
- Kelly Woo
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