Intense, superbly made, The Room is one movie that checks into your mind and knocks off it’s guard.
I loved every aspect of the movie, it disturbed me in a good way. The movie is about how their circumstance force a mother and son find happiness in a most despairing life situation. It is about how one room becomes his whole world for a child.
Life though, works not this way, but that. Our entire world shrinks people around squeeze us into tiny dark boxes, not entire rooms where light and shade slip in and out, people who we thought were our own. Indeed, life is a whole lot messier than fiction.
Story of The Room briefly: 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.
But do watch the movie. But before that, do read the book by the greatly talented Emma Donoghue.
Life is a lonely place for some of us. Keep your spirit alive. Faith is a good place to start.