Room

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Room is a breakout novel written by Emma Donoghue and published in 2010. It’s a story told through the perspective of a 5-year old boy whose held captive with his Mother. The premise is daunting. While I had heard about the novel years ago, was reluctant to invest.

But the film came out recently and we had a chance to see it. It remains intense and yet ultimately surprising and even somewhat transcendent. Through the eyes of the 5-year old, the story opens up new perspectives for all of us to consider about life and how we live it. Who would have thought a story about captivity could provide a window into shared experiences for all of us. Check it out. It’s likely Brie Larson will get an Oscar nomination for Best Actress this year. And watch out for Jacob Tremblay, he may get awards this season too.

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