ROOM

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Last night I had the opportunity to watch the film "ROOM." The movie was INCREDIBLE. I have never seen anything like it. "Room," is an independent film, based on a novel by Emma Donoghue and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.  "Room" is about a 5 year old boy, Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and a 24 year old mother, Joy (Brie Larson) who are stuck in a shed also known as what they both call "Room." The mother and son are held captive by a man named "Old Nick," who rapes Joy and is Jacks biological father. The only reason Joy is stuck with his son in the shed is because "Old Nick" abducted Joy seven years ago and kept her and Jack captive. Being stuck in a shed with only a window being a skylight, sharing a bathroom, small kitchen, bed, small television, and food supplies was hard for the both of them. Every night, "Old Nick," would come in the shed to sleep with Joy on the same bed and Jack was sent to sleep in the closet in order to keep "Old Nick" away from him. You would think they should just break through the door or scream to get out but it wasn't quite easy for Jack and Joy. The door was locked with a special access code and it wasn't your simple ordinary door. Until one day, Joy decides to have Jack pretend he is dead to have "Old Nick" put him in the back of his truck. Joy's plan, was to have Jack jump out the truck and run for help. The plan did go well because "Old Nick" managed to put Jack in the back of his truck without questioning. Jack was rolled up in a rug from the shed to make it seem as if he was really dead. During the ride in the back of the truck, Jack manages to roll out of the rug and lies there, while taking a look at the sky because his never seen anything like it. All the trees, houses, cars, people were all fake to him because he believed anything on television was fake and nothing was real. Jack realizes he has to get out of the truck and that's the moment "Old Nick" takes a look through his rear mirror and sees Jack trying to jump out of the truck. Jack manages to jump out, but "Old Nick" catches him. As Jack is screaming for help "Old Nick" let's him go. JACK ESCAPES! Although he does escape he doesn't exactly know what's going on and who to talk to because his never met or spoken to anyone except for his mom. Police arrive and pick up Jack and try to talk to him and ask him where he came from and later but surely, Jack explains to the police officer where his mother is. Joy is able to be set free and go back to her parents house with Jack. It wasn't easy for Jack to enter the real world but he was always a smart boy. Jack and Joy, live happily together at Joy's parents house. I had the opportunity to have a glimpse of Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January 2016. To all viewers, I highly recommend this film. By far the best of 2015!