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.
This is probably the best movie I've watched in a long, long time. Brie Larson was the perfect actress for the role of Joy (or "Ma" as Jack says) and it would not have been the same movie without her. These kinds of stories shots right to my heart, so I might be a bit partial.. But the story is so well written and Jacob (Jack) and Brie (Joy) had such great chemistry that I felt like I lived in Room with them.
The story is built so that Jack is the storyteller. Those simple sentences are the most chilling and yet heartwarming of the entire movie. They are so simple but deep, just like a child's mind.
Jack: Once upon a time, before I came, you cried and cried and watched TV all day, until you were a zombie. But then I zoomed down from Heaven, through skylight, into Room. And I was kicking you from the inside. Boom boom! And then I shot out onto Rug with my eyes wide open, and you cut the cord and said, "Hello Jack!"
The production design is amazing in Room (the room where they were held captive) and you can see every scratch and tear on the wardrobe and in the "kitchen".
I would simply be surprised if this one did not win an Oscar.