THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

ROOM (2015)







Room is #16 of this year and indeed one of the best of 2015. Joy (Brie Larson) was kidnapped and imprisoned at the age of 17 by a scumbag we only know as "old Nick" who rapes her repeatedly, and she becomes pregnant. Joy has the baby and she and her son remain locked in a shed with toilet, sink, stove and beds. We pick up the story when baby Jack is age 5 and "Room," as he refers to their home, is the entire world to him. This film is a marvel, as director Lennie Abrahams...on someone makes "Room" feel expansive and coaxes marvelous performances out of Larson and especially Jacob Tremblay as Jack. Joan Allen is also especially good as Jack's grandmother. I won't describe more but this film subtly tugs at you and tugs at you until you find yourself immensely involved in this story and caring for these characters. Deeply recommended.

TLA one-word review: emotional