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If you’re a film buff, you may have been looking out for who was awarded a Grammy this week and who’s received an Oscar nomination. One of the films that may have caught your eye is an adaptation of Emma Donaghue’s book, ‘Room’. The female lead in the film, played by Brie Larson, was rightfully awarded the ‘Best Actress’ Grammy and has been nominated for the ‘Best Actress’ Oscar.


I hope that’s grabbed your attention!


I was lucky enough to watch Room this week and to say it’s an emotional journey is an understatement and I’ll be honest, I found some of the film a little uncomfortable to watch. But I don’t think that’s a bad thing as it meant I really felt for the main characters. Room is the story of Joy, a young woman kidnapped by ‘Old Nick’ and kept captive in a room for 7 years. She has a child, Jack, and when he turns 5, Joy devises a plan to help them escape.


That’s the plot of the film but it’s so much more than that. It’s about the power of love, limitless imagination and the strength of the human spirit, but ultimately, Room is an unparalleled celebration of the bond between parent and child. I think it’s because I was a parent watching this film that really enabled me to empathise with Joy – probably why I found myself so emotional!


The film feels low-budget, as opposed to a blockbuster, and focuses on only a handful of characters. I can’t praise the mother and son in this film enough. Seriously. To draw the viewer in like they did takes a certain amount of skill and Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay do an amazing job. In fact, I found myself on the verge of tears throughout the whole film.


Room is an intensely powerful and wonderfully life-affirming film and to be honest, I don’t really want to tell you too much about the film here but implore you to watch it. It’s the type of film that just stays with you long after you’ve watched it.


Take a look at the trailer and see what you think:



To coincide with the film’s release on January 15th, Studio Canal have given me a bundle of goodies (including a film poster the novel, the soundtrack and three other Studio Canal titles on DVD) to give away to one lucky reader.  To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below, follow the instructions and keep your fingers crossed!


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In the meantime, go see the film. You won’t regret it.


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This giveaway will begin at 12:00am on 16th January 2016 and will close at 12.00am on 30th January 2016.

This giveaway is open to any of my readers aged 18 or above who reside in the UK.

There is no cash alternative to the giveaway.

There are two compulsory entries which asks the entrant to like my Twitter account and leave a blog post comment.  You can gain additional entries using the options in the Rafflecopter widget.

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Entries will only be accepted as instructed and any entrant that does not complete the qualifying requirements will be disqualified.

The winner will be chosen by using a random number generator built into the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted direct on the email address provided within five (5) days of the draw.  If the winner does not respond within three (3) days, a new winner will be drawn.  

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  1. I don’t have a favourite film but I love these types of films that Room is promising to be. I am looking forward to watching it even though I will probably cry for days afterwards.

  2. Love Actually, its funny and an easy watch. The actors are excellent such a shame about Alan Rickman he was fabulous.

  3. My fave ever film is Labyrinth, it scared me as a child and i still get that feeling watching as an adult remembering.

    Id love to see this film – i read Room a while ago in paperback and it was very good read so would like to see the film interpretation

  4. I have so many favourites but do love dirty dancing a real uplifting film and who doesn’t like a bit of Patrick Swayze x

  5. wow thats a hard one…Im going with national lampoons christmas vacation…but old dogs comes a close second

  6. Only one?? Arghhh it depends on my mood haha. At the moment it would have to be Plague Dogs. Total sobfest.

  7. Wow its so difficult to choose one 🙂
    I would have to say Lord of the Rings: two towers, the Battle for Helms Deep was amazing

  8. ‘Shawshank Redemption’ – great story, superb acting – I think I’ve watched it at least thirty times already 😉

  9. My favourite film of all time is Groundhog Day. So funny and with so many life lessons embedded within the story.

  10. I can’t wait to watch this movie, merely reading about Room and watching the trailer brings me to tears, it looks so emotionally powerful.
    All time favourite movies is A Rear Window.

  11. Ooooh that’s a hard one to answer, we do have a tradition in our family that we watch Miracle on 34th St every Christmas so that would be one of our all time favourites.

  12. I love a good musical 🙂 so either the sound of music or sister act or more recently pitch perfect

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