Room – **(*)

Posted: February 13, 2016 in 2015, Canada, Drama, XX1/2

A young woman has been held captive by a pervert for a few years already. She lives in a little shed which consists of only one room. In the meantime she has given birth to a baby boy who turns five when the movie starts. The kid has never seen the real world, but doesn’t know any better and looks like a normal kid. His mother however is anxious to escape and hopes her son can help now that he’s grown older. This needs a lot of convincing though because for five years long she kept the real world a secret to her boy and know needs to make him believe there is a better place outside.

This claustrophobic psychological drama works really well for the first half of the movie. But then somehow fails in the second part. It’s not really a spoiler to say that at one point she does manage to escape, but with some consequences. While the mother is in the room with her kid, the actions and conversations make sense. When she is freed it becomes a bit messy. Nevertheless: interesting cinema!

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