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Tuesday, 19 January 2016 04:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch


  • Starring

    Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, Tom McCamus, William H. Macy, Cas Anvar, Amanda Brugel, Joe Pingue

  • Directed by

    Lenny Abrahamson

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    Suicide attempt (pills). People are pushed, forced down, near-choked, held captive, grabbed/dragged, pursued, knocked down. An object is thrown at an animal. A child throws a toy, bangs on a window. A child mimes being electrocuted. Yelling, screaming, arguing, pleading. A television cartoon shows an explosion, a character being hit. An adult tells a story about smashing a man on the head, kicking him, then being grabbed on the wrist. I'll kill you, you killed my baby, taking your own life mentioned. Blood/gore: Injection given in arm (child), IV drips, people in hospital beds, face mask, nasal tube. Tooth pain, pink cheeks, fever. Dislodged tooth - blood on tooth, fingers. Bruising, bandage with blood spots. Sucking my blood, convulsions mentioned.


    Two people have sex off-screen (noises heard). Cleavage. Tight-fitting clothing (outline of nipples seen beneath). Undressing. Child in underwear. People seen in shower/bath (no genitals seen).


    Alcohol (wine). Vials of prescription pills. A child takes multivitamins. "The kid's on something," mentioned. Scotch mentioned.


    F-words, b*tch, fart, butt. Religious references and exclamations.


    Mother-son relationships, child abduction, imagination, normality, escape, reality, trauma, PTSD, consensual rape, suicide, birthdays, psychology, adjusting, television media, freedom, loss, maternal love.


    Hospital setting. Divorce mentioned. Mouse, spider, dogs. Brushing teeth, regurgitation, vomit, bed-wetting. Toilet. Zombie, job loss, aliens, cult mentioned. Based on the novel Room by Emma Donoghue.


    Powerful, tense, claustrophobic, spare, lean, unsettling, moving, compelling, credible, funny, tragic, engrossing, tough, suspenseful, heartrending, potent, sensitive. Remarkable/astonishing/revelatory/textured/deglamourized/unforgettable/must-witness performances, breathless intermission, heart-stopping escape scene, expert production design, restrained/intelligent direction, memorable/layered score, plot is faithful to the book.


    Lacks the detail/tension/claustrophobia/emotion of the book, some touches of treacle/melodrama.