Room – The STiXXclusive Review

There are many movies that people warn you about watching so that you can brace yourself for the amount of emotions that will flood your way. This Oscar contender, both picture wise & in the acting category, is one of those movies that I was told to prepare for because of the unreal & traumatic story about a woman who was kidnapped and held prisoner in a shed for 7 years, and during that time had a child named Jake, whom the movie is primarily focused on. As someone who does not yet have children, I can’t exact handle the thought process that goes on when it goes into protecting a child and ensuring them that everything is okay, when in reality that is not the case at all.

The way this movie played out, it really captures the innocence of children when we’re at our smallest heights, everything can seem so large and grand. We made of the world whatever was put in front of our eyes, and this small room that was run down, at times cold, and uncomfortable, meant everything to Jake (Jacob Tremblay). It was heartbreaking to watch because on one hand you are happy for this kid who can let his imagination run wild and appreciate all of the small things that come his way, but then again the pain that Joy had to go through being subservient towards her captor has you wanting her to break free and actually escape. This movie really tugs at you from the beginning and there were times where I did feel really emotional. I understand why it brought so many people to tears.

Another movie that comes to mind when it comes to the desperation to save not only yourself, but also your child, was John Q, and you want to talk about emotions? I haven’t watched it in years because it’ll still mess with me to this day. Room is one of those movies that you’ll watch once and not want to revisit it for a long time because it’s just so much to consume at one time. Brie Larson & Jacob Tremblay did amazing work with this movie, and the Canadian ties to it (with a majority of it being shot in Toronto), it made me appreciate the project more, and I’ll certainly be rooting for it to win whatever significant awards that it’s up for this movie awards season, although there are still movies I haven’t seen yet. So when you’re going to see this, pack your emotions, because they’ll be in full usage. But for now, this is my opinion, this is my review,

That’s My Word & It STiXX

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