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Room is a 2015 drama film directed by , based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue. The film follows the story of a young woman named Joy and her 5-year-old son Jack, who are held captive in a small room by a man they call “Old Nick.” The film is a powerful exploration of the bond between a mother and son, and the lengths they will go to protect each other.

The first half of the film takes place entirely inside the small room, where Joy and Jack live their daily lives and try to find ways to escape. In the second half of the film, they are finally able to leave the room and begin to adjust to life outside of it, as they face the challenges of readjusting to the world and dealing with the trauma of their captivity.


Room is a heartbreaking yet hopeful film that tackles some difficult themes with grace and sensitivity. The performances of as Joy and as Jack are stunning, with Tremblay's portrayal of the young boy's innocent perspective being particularly moving.

The film is a masterclass in filmmaking, with Abrahamson expertly utilizing the cramped confines of the room to create a sense of claustrophobia and the use of lighting and camera work to convey the characters' emotions.

Room is a film that will leave a lasting impact on its viewers, as it offers a poignant exploration of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable circumstances.


Room was a critical and commercial success, receiving numerous award nominations and wins. won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, while was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Room was praised for its sensitive handling of difficult subject matter and its powerful performances.

Directed by
Produced by Ed Guiney David Gross
Screenplay by Emma Donoghue
Based on Room
by Emma Donoghue
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Stephen Rennicks
Cinematography Danny Cohen
Edited by Nathan Nugent
Filmnation Entertainment Telefilm Canada Film4 Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board Ontario Media Development Corporation Element Pictures No Trace Camping Duperele Films
Distributed by Elevation Pictures (Canada) StudioCanal (United Kingdom and Ireland) A24 (United States)
Release date September 4, 2015 (Telluride) October 16, 2015 (United States) October 23, 2015 (Canada) January 15, 2016 (United Kingdom and Ireland)
Running time 118 minutes
Countries Canada Ireland United Kingdom United States
Language English
Budget $13 million
Box office $36.3 million

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