Room – Review

✯½

Room is a movie with good intentions but it establishes nothing to get us to fully connect with anything that’s given to us on the screen. Having heard a mix of thoughts regarding this one it only sparked my interest more but by the time I came out it, I just felt absolutely nothing. It’s really sad because from the positive things I heard at TIFF which sparked my interest, I’d have my hopes up. And as much as I really wanted to like it, Room turned out to be one of the most disappointing films that I have seen all year. What could have been a fascinating tale of a different sort of parenthood ends up a highly manipulative piece of drivel and ultimately, a big waste of potential when we consider how it could have been explored with Lenny Abrahamson behind the camera. A true letdown indeed. Continue reading →