At the Movies: Room
I read Room by Emma Donoghue shortly after it came out in 2010 and I thought it was terrific, even though the content was disturbing. I wasn’t sure the book would translate well to the big screen so I hesitated to see the movie. I kept hearing good things about it, though, so Vance and I decided to watch it one evening.
For those who don’t know, Room is the story of a young girl who was abducted and had a baby while she was held captive. She does everything she can to make a normal life for her young child but it’s not easy in the confines of the shed they’re locked in.
Since it had been a while since I read the book, I remembered the basic story but not many of the details so I’m not sure how closely the movie stayed true to the book but it didn’t really matter. The movie is tense and gut-wrenching and the acting is pretty darn good. (Brie Larson won the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.) I got caught up in the movie and was nervous, even though I knew how things would end. I was sure I wouldn’t cry, but I did.
Room is definitely worth seeing, especially now that you can watch it in the comfort of your own home.