5-year old Jack and “Ma” are held captive in “Room”, a secured storage shed that has always been Jack’s home. After their daring escape, Jack experiences both wonderment and anxiety in the “real” world beyond the four walls of their former home while Ma struggles with her new-found freedom.
When I read the book, I thought reading Room was like watching a train wreck, horrifying, yet fascinating. Room, the film, is actually much more uplifting. Witnessing Jack’s awe and bewilderment at the “real” world and seeing the love and devotion in Jack and Ma’s relationship is touching. With superb performances by Brie Larson (Ma) and Jacob Tremblay (Jack), Room is deserving of the accolades it has received.