Room ★★★½

I found this quite affecting but wish the filmmakers had gone further in telling the story from the boy's point of view. I felt like there were many missed opportunities, the most obvious being in the first half in which he doesn't know the outside world exists, but also in the second half where he takes in this new place. I felt that there was a missed parallel between his biological father and his grandmother's boyfriend, one bad, one good, but I didn't feel like he was trying to understand or come to terms with things in the big way all kids do but especially one from his circumstances.

But yeah, some really great scenes and performances. Especially shocking to me because I just worked with six year old actors last weekend. That kid is something else.

I love the moment when they return to the shed and see how small it is.

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