Watch: Room 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted mother. 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 10-by-10-foot space that 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..
Plot: Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
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Jacob Tremblay is really good in this curious, and slightly claustrophobic, tale of a young lad “Jack” who lives with his doting “Ma” (Brie Larson). Nothing odd about that, you might think – well, except for the fact that thus far in his short life, “Jack” has never actually left the room in which he lives. He eats there, plays there, sleeps there – he knows nowhere else. As he ages though, he begins to get itchy feet and his mother finds it more and more difficult to contain his enthusiasm for finding out what is going on outside. What also emerges from their scenario is that “Ma” herself is not exactly free to move about. She was taken by “Nick” (Sean Bridgers) many years earlier and it soon becomes clear that he is likely the father of the boy she is so desperate to protect. Are they better off indoors or seeking freedom? Well, she decides that the latter offers them a better chance of happiness (and quite possibly sanity, too) – but the execution of that plan is not without risk! Lenny Abrahamson directs this with quite a bit of subtlety. He allows the audience to become immersed in the relationship between the two principals; he lets them do the talking and as the narrative unravels we realise that the story is anything but what we may have expected at the start. There is a palpable chemistry between the confident Tremblay and his more experienced co-star, and she complements that well. This is a nuanced and engaging tale offering us plenty of parallels of modern life – good and bad; with a dialogue that is both poignant and frequently heartfelt too. Certainly, it was nothing at all like I was expecting and it’s stimulating and enjoyable in equal measure. Well worth a watch.
> Discovering a whole new world beyond the 4 walls.
We all know the German folk tale ‘Rupanzel’, and this is a similar kind with entirely different motive. All the above it is not a fairy tale set in the medieval period, but inspired by many real events of the present era. A couple of years ago I saw a German movie called ‘3096 Days’ based on the true story. When I heard of this movie is being made, at first obviously I remembered that title, but after seeing the poster alone convinced me not the same. Automatically the expectations rose, and now it’s got the 4 Oscars nominees, including the best motion picture.
The both halves of the movie were entirely different from each other like the two sets of story, but the core of the theme remains same. The first half was a crucial part that takes place completely in a single room with a minimal cast. It does not go through the intro, just begins to tell the story like it’s already happening and you might take a few minutes to realise the state of condition. The next half is a reaction to what happened in the previous. And again this is also an important storytelling section because like the title, it was not all about the room, but beyond that 4 walls and its roof and floor like how it affected the mother and son.
> “If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
The movie does not talk about the crime feature at all. Not even considered to reveal behind the motive. So the other side mystery remains as it is. The whole narration was one sided, everything was seen through the eyes of a five year old boy. He begins with the line ‘Once upon a time…’ like a fairy tale, because it is to him and with his cute little performance along with Brie Larson’s, the movie briefs their struggle for freedom.
It was a too casual opening, like nothing bad is really happening, just they’re weird people or maybe agoraphobia, except they’re not. You know when we say we love to be kids again to escape this complicated adult life, sometimes we won’t mean it except it was a normal reaction to the situation we’re in. But what if a five year old boy wants to be four again when her mother thinks its time to him know what the real world looks like. Yeah, that’s a too much to take in for a young boy, but that’s the best chance they had to break free from the psycho who put her mother in that room.
> “When I was small, I only knew small things.
> But now I’m five, I know everything.”
It was a tidy place, but the camera angles were impressive. I know it was shot in a studio with a wide open space behind the camera, but that does not the viewpoint in the actual story. When the first half ends, it is an indication of the good parts are over, at least that’s what I thought of, but what came after was the unexpected expansion in narration. Usually most of the similar tales end in that part itself like for example ‘Prisoners’ and the rest is understandable stuff that won’t be shown.
When a tale had a ending like ‘happily ever after’, still some people desire for it to continue a few more minutes to know how happy really they are and that’s what this film’s second half. Remember, most of the similar themes have multiple perspectives, like how victim’s family is coping with, cops are pursuing the suspect, abductor’s plans and motive, and captives struggle. Like I said it was all about what a mother and her son goes through those years in captivity and after that.
There were some suspicious characters and events like I had a bad feeling over the doctor’s soft talking, also the mother-son’s master plan when in captive. Those are tiny diversions to viewers assume differently against where the story is heading. It is all about the mother and son’s mental trauma, especially for the little boy similar to when Tarzan is in a big town for the first time leaving behind his other life. It was a perfect pace as well, neither hurried nor a slow development. The movie was a big break for many, especially for the Irish director, and Brie Larson and of course for the kid. Definitely one of the finest movie of 2015 and a must watch.
Sensitive and Delicate
Joy Newsome (Brie Larson) and her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) live in a small room in a shed without windows and with only a skylight on the roof. When Joy has encounters with a man, Jack locks himself in a closet. When Jack is five years old, Joy tells him that she lived with her parents in a comfortable house and a man called Old Nick lured and kidnapped her seven years ago. Joy plots a scheme to let Jack flee from the room and call the police. When they are rescued, they move to the house of Joy’s mother and they have to begin the adaptation to the routine of a normal life. But is it not easy.
“Room” is a sensitive and delicate film with a dramatic and realistic story of woman and child abuse and the effects in the aftermath. The screenplay is very well written increasing tension without the use of cheap means such as graphic violence, sex and gore but only subtle dialogues. Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay have awesome performances, showing also fantastic chemistry, and with magnificent supporting cast including names such as Joan Allen and William H. Macy. In the end, “Room” is an unforgettable and unique film that touches the viewer’s heart. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): “O Quarto de Jack” (“The Room of Jack”)
Disturbing abduction plot and subsequent redemption tale doesn’t rise above the level of an average Lifetime Movie
Room is based on the 2010 novel of the same name by the Irish turned Canadian novelist/playwright Emma Donoghue. The film has already garnered accolades from almost all critical quarters with heaps of approbation for its lead actress, Brie Larson. It’s a rather uncomplicated story with a plot that is broken up into two distinct parts.
For the first 45 minutes or so, a young mother, Joy, and five year old son, Jack, appear trapped in a small room where they’ve been residing for quite a long time. Eventually it’s revealed we’re watching a horror story: seven years earlier, when Joy was 17 years old, she was kidnapped by a neighborhood pervert, Old Nick, who has kept her prisoner in a shed next to his house. Old Nick makes what appear to be weekly visits bringing groceries but also rapes Joy whenever he comes over. There’s no escape from the room that only has one skylight window since Old Nick is the only one who knows the numbers to the combination lock to enter.
Jack is born as a result of Old Nick violating Joy and it’s her son that’s the only thing keeping her alive. The child does remarkably well despite growing up in such a deprived environment. Joy teaches Jack how to make a birthday cake and he plays with the limited amount of objects found in the room—occasionally Old Nick might bring the boy a present (such as an electric model car). There are of course tensions between mother and son—Joy doesn’t react well when Jack throws a tantrum for example.
The best part of the picture is the way in which Joy and Jack are rescued from this abominable situation–but unfortunately it’s not all that believable. Joy’s plan is to have Jack pretend that he’s dead and instruct him how to escape from inside a rolled up rug after Old Nick drives away in his pickup to dispose of the “body.” The entire escape is predicated on Old Nick’s decision not to check to see if Jack is really dead—as the scene plays out, Old Nick inexplicably backs off after Joy screams at him not to look at Jack because (as she explains it to him), she can’t stomach the idea of the pervert touching her dead son. The subsequent way in which Jack miraculously escapes from Old Nick’s truck and the heart- pounding way in which the police figure out where the little boy came from, make up for the slow-moving turn of events in Act One.
The second half of Room does not have the rising tension found in the first. The focus on how all the family members adjust is what the second half of Act Two is all about. Joy returns home to find her mother Nancy divorced from her father Robert, and now married to Leo. There is an underdeveloped subplot involving Robert who is repulsed by the idea that Jack was conceived through rape and that his father was pervert Old Nick. Robert goes home to an out of state residence and his catalog of resentments remain unexplored.
A better subplot involves the intrusion of the media upon Joy and the rest of the family. Joy agrees to give an interview to a reporter for money and she asks her painful questions about what went on with Old Nick and whether she made the right decision in raising Jack and depriving him of a normal childhood (the suggestion is made that she could have convinced Old Nick to leave the newborn Jack anonymously at a hospital).
Conflict develops between Joy and Nancy and eventually there’s the rather predictable trope of Joy attempting suicide. Most critics found Jack’s acclimation to his new found world to be touching and cathartic. When he bonds with Leo’s dog and a new pal next door, all seems right with the world. And even Joy is seen getting herself together at film’s end.
So what is one to think of all this? It’s a story that I suppose holds one’s interest to the end; although the central twist (i.e. the escape), feels contrived. While the young Jacob Tremblay did a fine job playing Jack, his successful adjustment to the outside world feels to me much more schematic than cathartic, as many critics insist. As for Brie Larson, calls for her to win an Oscar for best actress seem misplaced–although her performance is fine given the pedestrian script.
In the end, Room rises to the level of an average Lifetime movie, with a few interesting twists and turns here and there but more predictable elements making up the bulk of the overall proceedings.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Lenny Abrahamson
Writer Emma Donoghue
Actors Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
Country Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 108 wins & 141 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Red Epic Dragon, Panavision Primo and Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema