Cast: Carey Mulligan, Mary J Blige - great performances
A tale of two families in Mississippi during the 30s and 40s - covering prejudice, WWII and the harsh reality of living off the land. If you liked films like Shawshank Redemption and The Help, this one's for you :)
Reposted because the autobot had a hissy fit :)
I’ll admit it. When I read the summary of this flick while casually scrolling through my Netflix feed, it automatically drew me in. I really thought that I knew what I was getting myself into. Boy, I couldn’t have been anymore wrong.
2015’s “Room” has one of the craziest storylines I’ve ever had the stomach to endure. The twisted plot is based on a woman kidnapped while she was 16, being confined to a shed, she gave birth to a child, Jack. On his Fifth birthday, she hatched a plot to escape using baby Jack as her last beacon of hope.
It’s genuinely hard for me to pinpoint what I like about this film the most. I’m unsure if it’s the amazing attention to detail in the story, the reflection of innocence we see in our young hero, or the fact that it’s filled with so much substance that it went further than a simple “escape the situation” movie cliche we are used to seeing nowadays. It was both terrifying and undeniably satisfying to watch this crazy story unfold.
I was really feeling the way the writers moved the film along. While some movies get boggled down with details that lead absolutely nowhere, ( cough SWTLJ) , this movie gives you just enough to keep the movie going in the opposite direction of where you think it’s was going to go, it’s close to imposible to predict the next moment. I also enjoyed that right when you thought the movie was going to finish, it moves into another scenario depicting a perspective that no one ever really considers.
Overall, I would say this is a must watch. The things I didn’t like were so petty, they aren’t even worth mentioning. One thing I can guarantee though,“Room” will have you on the edge of your seat.
That being said, on to the next one.
(P.S. What did you think of “Room” ? Leave them in the comments below 👇🏾)
Calls into question the use of certain interrogation tactics. Watching it, I am horrified and hopelessly facinated.
Might be triggering for people struggling with mental illness.
I've seen Santa Clarita Diet, and The Good Place, loved them both. Now looking for something else to enjoy.
I watched the first episode of Schitts Creek, but the characters seem pretty insufferable, not sure if that changes.
For fans of romance movies like Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy's Before Sunrise. Give it a chance, the ending is particularly powerful
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