Genre Grandeur September Finale – Room (2015) – Prime Six

gg-sepFor this month’s final review for Genre Grandeur – Realistic Films, here’s a review of Room (2015) by Prime Six

Thanks again to Prime Six for choosing this month’s interesting and unique genre.

If you missed any of them, here’s a recap:

This month we had 9 reviews for GG:

  1.   Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) – Rob
  2.   Captain Phillips (2013) – SG
  3.   Unbreakable (2000) – Rob
  4.   Down to You (2000) – Ryan
  5.   All is Lost (2013) – Rob
  6.   Stand By Me (1986) – Rob
  7.   Contender, The (2000) – Rob
  8.   Football Factory, The (2004) – Emma
  9.   Room (2015) – Prime Six

Thanks to everyone who participated this month!

In addition, I watched and reviewed 2 additional movies from this genre for my Genre Guesstimation series.   One of them will be now included in my own favorites of the genre.

  1.   *Away From Her (2006)
  2.   Narc (2002)

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Diego of Lazy Sunday Movies. We will be reviewing our favorite Psychological thrillers.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Oct by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Diego!

Let’s see what Prime Six thought of this movie:


room-bannerA Review of Room (2015)


Room was nominated for 4 Oscars including best screen play (adapted) and best film of the year. Brie Larson won best actress for her role in this film. Currently, Room is at number 125 on the IMDb top 250.


So the film’s good – I had to watch it.


Room is about a woman and her son who live in a singular room which constitutes their place of rest, leisure, bathroom and entire world.


Room conveys what I would believe to be very real emotional and behavioural effects on the mother and the child.


The mother was kidnapped and the child has never seen the world outside of the room. As he gets older, mental complications arise when the mother tries to explain them too him


As the plot develops further there are big questions posed to the pair, who react in very unique ways.


Room is my pick for Realism GG due to the raw emotions on display from the fantastic acting by Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. The script feels natural, almost unbiased between positivity and negativity.


In criticising this artwork, I’d say some parts of the plot should be extended and others reduced to better the pacing of the film.


Overall Rating: 7.7


With thanks to MovieRob

2 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur September Finale – Room (2015) – Prime Six

  1. Good review my friend. I loved the movie but thought the pacing was a bit off, as you touch on. The young actor Jacob is just brilliant, though. So is Brie Larson.


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