Room ★★★★★

My original, more polished and frankly better review

Holds up tremendously after another viewing. Larson and Tremblay are incredible, and that is absolutely essential for the film to work. I usually don't respond to these blatantly emotionally draining films, as I feel they don't warrant the investment and are utilizing the emotion as a crutch. But with Room, I think it's entirely earned, seeing as how the film is fundamentally about the vital bond between parent and child. On top of this, as I talked more about in my prior review, Room is indelibly life affirming, and approaches it's premise in a masterful way. I have nothing but love for this wrenching film.

Congrats to Brie Larson!

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