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Room (2005)

Not Rated | | 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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Kyle Henry

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Kyle Henry
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyndi Williams ... Julia Barker
Kenneth Wayne Bradley ... Bobby Barker
Alex Kiester Alex Kiester ... Jules Barker (as Alexandra Kiester)
Hannah Nicolas Hannah Nicolas ... Nikki Barker
Jacqui Cross Jacqui Cross ... Laveta
Marco Perella ... Frank
Gretchen Krich Gretchen Krich ... Alex
J. Shanon Weaver ... Big Tex
Jessica Hedrick Jessica Hedrick ... Meditation Leader
Suzanne Savoy ... Athina
Carlos Treviño Carlos Treviño ... Psychic
George Manly George Manly ... Bingo Announcer
Frank Barajas Frank Barajas ... Medic
David R. Jarrott David R. Jarrott ... Manager
Juan Camargo Juan Camargo ... Stocker
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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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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Álomba zárva See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Color
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Featured in 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (2006) See more »

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Expectations...
13 November 2006 | by jadechimera-1See all my reviews

I think it should be said that the quality of this film depends on what you're hoping to get out of it.

On one hand, there is a very cerebral character to this movie; there is a tension in figuring out what is actually happening to the character even through the end. The script and cinematography work well towards this end, and the movie doesn't seem to force any particular perspective on the viewer.

There is something to be said, however, for pronounced direction in a story. To say that this movie is slow, confusing, unsatisfying, or just plain boring would not be to make an unfounded assertion.

It all rests on what you expect Room to be...


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