Movie Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

MV5BMjE4NzgzNzEwMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTMzMDE0NjE@._V1_SX214_AL_.jpgRoom by Emma Donoghue

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Released September 4th, 2015

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

Rating: 4 stars

After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.

-IMDb description

My Thoughts

I went into this movie with incredibly high expectations. I hadn’t read the book, sure, and therefore didn’t really know what to expect plot-wise, but I’ve heard amazing things about it and the trailer looked incredible. But honestly, despite my high expectations, I never expected to be this blown away by it.

The story centers on the main character Jack, a 5 year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) and his mother Joy (Brie Larson). I can’t even begin to describe what an amazing job these actors did in playing these roles; I was completely astounded how both of them managed to capture the voice of these two characters so seamlessly.

Joy, the mother, has been kidnapped and held captive by a man for 7 years. It was amazing to see how she managed to be such an incredible person and mother even after all these years, and she’s honestly one of the strongest characters I’ve met. The movie shows some of her daily accounts and experiences with Jack, and her experiences seemed to be depicted extremely realistically.

After living in an enclosed room for years, Joy and Jack finally escape. I can only imagine what it would be like to finally be released into the world after living in a tiny garden shed for the first 5 years of your life, but Jacob Tremblay managed to capture this experience perfectly. The movie accounts on Jack’s experience of getting to know all the people, places, and things we all take for granted, and it was a really amazing and awe-inspiring to see.

My only issue with this film was that some parts seemed to be a bit tedious; I think they could have shortened it a bit. However, I don’t think this took away much from my enjoyment level because of the long-lasting affect it had on me.

Final Thought

There were definitely some scenes that made me tear up, but overall, it was more of an uplifting and enlightening experience. Though it was a bit tedious at times, I don’t think this took away very much from my enjoyment level due to the long-lasting affect it had on me. Room was a beautiful, well-done, honest, inspiring film, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it again. Definitely recommend!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Advertisements

From Page To Screen {2}

FROM PAGE TO SCREEN.jpg

Hi guys! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, but I decided to bring it back this week!

The purpose of this feature is to highlight the book-to-movie adaptations coming up in the next few years that I’m excited about. I hope you enjoy!

Disclaimer: Most of the movies I’m going to be mentioning aren’t even in pre-production; they’ve just been acquired for film rights. Basically, there’s no guarantee that these will actually happen – this is just me hoping!

18304322.jpgDumplin’ by Julie Murphy

I wasn’t a huge fan of this book (review to come), but I think it would be great as a movie adaptation.  This book only came out in September, but Disney has already acquired the film rights. For more information about this movie, visit this link.

 

 

 

17565845.jpgPanic by Lauren Oliver

I actually haven’t read this book yet, but I have high hopes for it after reading and loving all of Lauren Oliver’s other books. The storyline sounds pretty interesting, and I’m curious to see how the movie will turn out. For more information, click here.

 

 

 

9378297.jpgAnna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

I loved this book, and I think it has the potential to be a fantastic movie! You can visit my review here. If you haven’t read this book yet, you definitely should – it’s amazingly written, scary as hell, and has incredibly realistic characters, What’s not to love, right? Oh, and the film rights to this book were picked by Fickle Fish Films, which is Stephanie Meyer’s production company. Yes, that Stephanie Meyer. For more information, click here.

 

3213286.jpgLet It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle

Somehow, I still have not read this book. BUT TRUST ME, I WILL. Because….John Green. I know there have been some mixed reviews on this one, but I still have mega-high expectations. Is that bad?

Oh, and it’s been optioned by Universal Pictures, with a tentative release date of December 9th, 2016.

 

20820994.jpgI’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

OH MY GOSH I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE. I mean, come on. You guys know how much I loved this book. (And if not, you should. Because it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.) The film rights to this book were picked by Warner Bros. back in June, but somehow, I didn’t hear about it until now. Click this link for more information.

 

 

What movies would you add to this list? What is your most anticipated movie release of 2016? Tell me in the comments!

From Page To Screen {1}

Hi guys! I’ve decided to do something a little different for my post today. Instead of discussing books, I’ll be discussing the next best thing – movie adaptations! There are so many books becoming movies in the next couple years that I am beyond ecstatic about, so I compiled a list to show you the upcoming releases that I’m most excited about!

monster-image-8-20.jpgA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Release Date: October 14 2016

Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy

Directed by J. A. Bayona

Starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, and Sigourney Weaver

A Monster Calls was one of the best books I read this year, and I’m so excited for the movie! The trailer was released a week or 2 ago, which also looks absolutely fabulous.

 

url.jpgThe 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Release Date: January 15 2016

Genre(s): Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller

Directed by J Blakeson

Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, and Liev Schreiber

Out of all the movies coming out in 2016, The 5th Wave is by far my most anticipated. It is one of my all-time favorite books, and if the movie turns out to be anywhere near how amazing the book was, I’ll absolutely love it!

 

MissPeregrineCover.jpgMiss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Release Date: December 25 2016

Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy

Directed by Tim Burton

Starring Eva Green, Allison Janney, and Samuel L. Jackson

Another one of my favorite books of the year! I’m sure this will make a fabulous movie!

fantastic_beasts.jpgFantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J. K. Rowling

Release Date: November 18 2016

Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy

Directed by David Yates

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell

Alright, J.K. Rowling fans….Harry Potter isn’t over! HP was the first series that really got me into reading, so how could I not be excited to see this?!

Allegiant_novel_cover.jpgAllegiant by Veronica Roth

Release Date: March 18 2016

Genre(s): Adventure, Science Fiction

Directed by Robert Schwentke

Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Zoë Kravitz

Unlike most people I know, Allegiant was actually my favorite book in the series. I thought the first two movies in the series were amazing, so I have pretty high expectations for this one. However, I wasn’t a huge fan of the trailer, so I’m curious to see how it turns out…

 

15507958.jpgMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

Release Date: March 4 2016

Genre(s): Drama, Romance

Directed by Thea Sharrock

Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Jenna Coleman

I will be starting this novel later today and I’m SO EXCITED! It sounds exactly like the kind of book (and movie) that I would love.

*****

There are obviously a lot more books becoming movies in the near future, but these were all I could remember off of the top of my head. To find more movie adaptations coming out in 2016, check out this list on Goodreads. I’m not sure if it’s completely accurate, but it should give you a general idea!

What movies would you add to this list? What is your most anticipated movie release of 2016? Tell me in the comments!