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Room (I) (2005)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  January 2005 (USA)
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An overworked, middle-aged Texas woman embezzles from her employer and abandons her family to seek out a mysterious room that has been appearing to her in visions during seizure-like attacks.

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Julia Barker
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Bobby Barker
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Jules Barker (as Alexandra Kiester)
Hannah Nicolas ...
Nikki Barker
Jacqui Cross ...
Laveta
Marco Parella ...
Frank
Gretchen Krich ...
Alex / Suzy
J. Shanon Weaver ...
Big Tex
Jessica Hedrick ...
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Athina
Carlos Treviño ...
Psychic (as Carlos Trevino)
George Manly ...
Bingo Announcer
Frank Barajas ...
Medic
David R. Jarrott ...
Manager
Juan Camargo ...
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In contemporary Houston, Julia Barker and her husband live paycheck to paycheck; she delivers meals on wheels and works Bingo nights. She's stressed. She's gotten over-weight and doesn't recognize the puffy and tired face she sees in the mirror. She's having migraines and blackouts, and she's seeing visions - of a desolate room. Suddenly she leaves for New York City, checks into a cheap hotel, and goes in search of the room. She follows any sign she can find: a sudden encounter with an old friend, a meditation group, a Tarot reading, and an invitation to a party. Is she getting closer? But to what? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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I actually liked this film. No it isn't perfect-but it gave me a feeling that not many others have. I'd compare the feeling to the one I got from Clean, Shaven and Inland Empire. Sort of a nightmarish claustrophobia, but the sort you get from being stuck inside your own body. I think the director deserves credit for a haunting, unique film. I really related to the main character in her 'lostness'...this movie really gets that the most disturbing things are not subversive or alien to us- they are real situations, every day things. No, there's not a real plot or a satisfying-loose ends-tying finale, but if there were I'd feel cheated because life isn't like that. I think this film has been reviewed by too many people who have never experienced real fear.


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