I went to see Room last night. I had some reservations when my wife suggested it but:
- It has an Irish director, writer, and is partially backed by the Irish Film Board
- My wife had been told by friends that it was “uplifting”.
Let me start by saying that it is not uplifting. It is what I was expecting – hard to watch.
It is very well made. Lenny and Emma did a great job, and Brie Larson (who won the SAG award last night, beating the lovely Saoirse Ronan) and Jacob Tremblay are excellent.
But even though I can see how well executed the movie was, I could not really recommend it as a good night out.
Anyone who knows the story, knows why “Room” is a good title for the movie (and the book). But it’s not really a good title for the Internet if you want people to be able to find information about the book/movie!
The photo above shows a happy Brie and Jacob together.