R | | Drama, Thriller
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.
The role of Brie Larson as Joy Newsome, a woman who suffers from depression, marks the sixth consecutive character with a mental illness to win an Oscar for Best Actress. The previous ones are: ' Natalie Portman ' for Black Swan (2010) a dancer with hallucinations, Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011) the former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher suffers from dementia, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) who portraits a girl with neurosis, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013) a socialite who suffers mental breakdowns and Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014) a college professor who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Ssh. Go back to sleep.
Jack: Once upon a time, before I came, you cried and cried and watched TV all day, until you were a zombie. But then I zoomed down from heaven, through skylight, into Room. Whoosh-pshew! And I was kicking you from the inside. Boom, ...
When Ma and Jack visit room at the end of the film, Jack opens the left door of wardrobe first, then the right. When he closes the doors, he closes the left first, then the right. The right door does not close completely (they are coordinated doors). In the next scene (a wider shot), we see Jack looking around and the doors are closed completely. When the scene changes back to a close up, the right door is not closed completely again.
In the "Special Thanks to" part of the credit, there's the name of Jack White, the guitarist and vocalist of the band The White Stripes, a poster of which can be seen in a scene in Joy's bedroom.
$1,335,563 (USA) (16 October 2015)