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DVD - 2016
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After five-year old Jack and his Mom escape from the enclosed environment that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a miraculous discovery: the outside world.
"See it you must for the Oscar-caliber Larson and young Tremblay, whose remarkable mother-and-child bond is nothing sort of astonishing to watch."--New York Post.
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate, 2016
Edition: Widescreen ed
Call Number: DVD F ROOM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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List - Oscars 2016
SFPL_StaffPicks Jan 14, 2016

Nominations: Best Picture.
Actress in a Leading Role (winner), Brie Larson.
Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

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Feb 04, 2021

I remember seeing the Oscars a couple years back, and it seemed like every 10 minutes Room was getting mentioned because it got nominated for so many awards. So, when I discovered it was available to watch I pretty excited to see it because of all the praise it was getting. Lo and behold, I found it to be worth the hype... at least for the first half. The first half is extremely emotional, and the two leads are astounding here, especially on the kid actor. Without giving anything away, I found the second half to be a boring family drama/ snoozefest. While the acting from the first half does carry through, the other plot threads that were introduced just didn't interest me at all. I'd still say it's worth a watch, but be prepared to be let down halfway through

Aug 20, 2020

Good acting, good pace. The little boy’s character was well played. Not a comfortable theme, the little boy kind of neutralized it, but overall it’s a good movie.

May 15, 2020

Great movie, but it's a sad one. Brie Larson was outstanding, worthy of her Academy Award win. The rest of the cast was solid too.

Mar 21, 2019

I'm getting too old and did not remember from the title I had already seen once before. It soon came back. But this film is that well made I watched it through to the end once more. It's so sad to think there are so many sick people in this world that such a thing could happen.

Mar 18, 2019

Superb acting, but if you're claustrophobic, do not watch this movie.

Jul 19, 2018

Grips the emotions and takes them to some uncomfortable places at times. It is a powerful film and 100% worth the watch. It immerses you in the supremely sheltered lives of the two leads from the outset, so catching up to the movie takes some work early on.

LPL_MargoM May 09, 2018

Room is the type of film that picks up your emotions, shakes them violently, and then doesn't let them go for the entire run time. The film's stars, Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay give fantastic performances and have amazing chemistry. Room follows a mother and son who live in a bunker-like shed they call Room. Five year old Jack has never been outside of Room and believes the walls around him contain the entire world. Room is well acted, well written, and a must-see film.

May 05, 2018

Is this in french...?

Feb 27, 2018

I had not read the book, but I did read the authors impressions and she was good with it.
It was an amazing human story. Redemptive.

Feb 07, 2018

I had read the book beforehand and the movie stayed extremely true to the book. The pros of this are lovers of the book will be happy but I was hoping the movie would bring a bit more and explore the topics deeper, which I felt it did not do. As such, it felt formulaic. The acting was superb, there is no doubt of that, but when you already know what is going to happen, iti didn't bring much more to the table.

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May 15, 2020

Nancy: Hello, Jack. Thanks for saving our little girl.

Apr 13, 2017

Eggsnake's our longest friend and fanciest. Meltedy spoon's the best to eat with because he's more blobbier. Labyrinth is the twistiest and she hides things so I don't know where they are. Toilet's the best at disappearing poo. Lamp's the brightest, except when the power's cut. You're the best at reading and songs and lots, except if you're having a gone day. I'm the best at drawing, and jumping, and growing, and nearly everything!

Apr 13, 2017

Jack: Grandma?
Nancy: Yes?
Jack: I need the scissors.
Nancy: What for?
Jack: For cutting my hair.
Nancy: Do you really want to do that?
Jack: I want to send it to Ma.
Nancy: How come?
Jack: She needs my strong more than me, so I want to send it to her, or you could take it to her?
Nancy: I could help you, if you'd like?
Jack: Yes please.

Apr 13, 2017

Oh, don't you tell me how to look after my son. I'm sorry that I'm not nice anymore, but you know what? Maybe if your voice saying "be nice" hadn't been in my head, then maybe I wouldn't have helped the guy with the fucking sick dog!

Apr 13, 2017

When I was four, I didn't even know about the world, and now me and ma are going to live in it forever and ever until we're dead. This is a street in a city in a country called America, and earth. That's a blue and green planet, always spinning, so I don't know why we don't fall off. Then, there's outer space. And nobody knows where's heaven. Ma and I have decided that because we don't know what we like, we get to try everything. There are so many things out here. And sometimes, it's scary, but that's okay, because it's still just you and me.

Apr 13, 2017

There are so many things out here. And sometimes it's scary. But that's ok. Because it's still just you and me...

Apr 13, 2017

There's so much of "place" in the world. There's less time because the time has to be spread extra thin over all the places, like butter. so all the persons say "Hurry up! Let's get going! Pick up the pace! Finish up now!". Ma was in a hurry to go "boing" up to Heaven, but she forgot me. Dumbo Ma! So the aliens threw her back down. CRASH! And broke her.

Apr 13, 2017

Ma: You're gonna love it.
Jack: What?
Ma: The world.

Apr 29, 2016

Pages of quotes in IMDb as:
Jack: I've been in the world 37 hours. I've seen pancakes, and a stairs, and birds, and windows, and hundreds of cars. And clouds, and police, and doctors, and grandma and grandpa. But Ma says they don't live together in the hammock house anymore. Grandma lives there with her friend Leo now. And Grandpa lives far away. I've seen persons with different faces, and bigness, and smells, talking all together. The world's like all TV planets on at the same time, so I don't know which way to look and listen. There's doors and... more doors. And behind all the doors, there's another inside, and another outside. And things happen, happen, HAPPENING. It never stops. Plus, the world's always changing brightness, and hotness. And there's invisible germs floating everywhere. When I was small, I only knew small things. But now I'm five, I know EVERYTHING!


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May 15, 2020

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