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Room (2015)

R | | Drama | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.

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Doug
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ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. 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 10-by-10-foot space that 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. Written by A24

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$118,298 (USA) (16 October 2015)

Gross:

$14,677,654 (USA) (22 April 2016)
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Trivia

This film, while not adapted from any real-life sources, shares several similarities with the case of Amanda Berry, one of three young women held captive for over a decade by Ariel Castro. Berry was kidnapped in Cleveland, Ohio (and this movie is set in Akron, Ohio) and she was raped by her kidnapper and bore his child (like Old Nick does to "Ma"/Joy). She also managed to escape with her child after spending years locked in a shuttered room. Any similarities between the fictional story in Room and the real-life stories of Ariel Castro's victims are purely coincidental, since Emma Donoghue's novel Room was published in mid-2010, three years before Castro's crimes were discovered. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is cracking eggs waiting for Nancy to wipe egg off his hands, the whisk in the bowl disappears out of the bowl without being touched, in fact is not visible on the table at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ma: Ssh. Go back to sleep.
Jack: [reciting to himself] Once upon a time, before I came, you cried and cried and watched TV all day, until you were a zombie. But then I zoomed down from heaven, through skylight, into Room. Whoosh-pshew! And I was kicking you from the inside. Boom, boom! And then I shot out onto Rug with my eyes wide open, and you cutt-ed the cord and said, "Hello, Jack!"
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Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Bag Fight
Written by Klaus Badelt and Andrew Raiher
Performed by Klaus Badelt, Daniel Rojas and Andrew Raiher
Published by KB Publishing and A Olympus Pictures
Courtesy of Wunderhorn Music, Inc.
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Infinitely deep, an experience I will not forget.
2 January 2016 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

*Insert all 9 & 10 reviews here* I was in awe during the entire film. Lenny Abrahamson & the writing team made sure there was not one dull moment. The addition of "insignificant" characters and plot twists are later realized to be so significant and influential in keeping the film alive throughout its duration. It was the little things that made this story one of the best I've seen in a long time. I experienced an entire palette of emotions all at once and was left in a deep level of curiosity and reflection. Very few films have the power to continue to influence its audience after the credits. Room is endless in the most beautiful way.


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