Friday, July 31, 2015

Room: The first trailer has arrived and it looks terrifying.


My husband won't watch Mystic River; he just finds the idea too painful. I tell him he's being ridiculous. It's not as though we have a daughter, we have a son. I tell him how amazing Sean Penn is but it doesn't change anything. He just can't watch it. That's how it is for me with Room by Emma Donoghue.  I stayed away from the best-seller, it just seemed fraught with pain and horror. The idea of a woman kept imprisoned in a shed for years—along with the son she has with her jailer—was just too numbingly awful. Some fiction is sadly so real that it's just too hard to take.
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.  
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. 
Room is a tale at once shocking, riveting, exhilarating--a story of unconquerable love in harrowing circumstances, and of the diamond-hard bond between a mother and her child.

Now the trailer for the film has landed. Brie Larson stars as Ma. Jacob Tremblay is Jack. Joan Allen and William H. Macy are Grandma and Grandpa. Author Emma Donoghue wrote the screenplay and the film looks just as creepy and terrifying as I imagined. The movie comes out in the US on November 6th. I'm not sure if I'll see it; my heart is pounding just watching the trailer.
See what you think—


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