The Force at work / La Force en action

The Force at work / La Force en action
As the past is removed, a new beginning emerges.

Friday, October 30, 2015

ROOM opens this week-end

BRIE LARSON and JACOB TREMBLAY play a mother and son who are imprisoned in a shed until Ma imagines an escape. We see the movie through Jack's young eyes. The man who keeps them enslaved is Old Nick played by SEAN BRIDGERS. He had kidnapped Ma when she was seventeen and is Jack's father although Ma has never allowed him to see her child. I was intrigued by the story because of the similar cases that made world news in the recent decades. Who would do such a thing to another human being? How does the person return to normalcy after such an ordeal? The movie looks at all these issues but it is a healing experience. Not everything is saved but there is restoration. In its own dimension it is a thriller because from Jack's perspective everything is huge and unknown. Jacob Tremblay is a wonderful young actor and he delivers the goods. JOAN ALLEN plays Jack's grand-mother and WILLIAM H. MACY is the grand-father.

The movie is based on an original story by EMMA DONOGHUE.

Famous cases of similar stories:


ELIZABETH FRITZL and her seven children


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