Once in awhile there is a book or movie that is so emotional and touches my heart and soul. The story is so very moving and suspenseful with a story line that I can relate to in some way, whether big or small. The book, Room, is one of those story lines that touch my heart, although not because I've been in character's situation, but because I'm a mother...a woman...a human being.
ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5 year old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. 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, 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.
At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family's bond and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully transcendent experience based on the award winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma and their entirely singular world to heart pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of family love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.
This is one movie that I can't wait to see. After reading the book, I would highly recommend it to anyone. Visit the ROOM website and follow ROOM on Facebook and Twitter.
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