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.
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