This past week, I finally sat down to watch the film Room. It’s been on my “watch” list since its release, and I can’t believe I waited this long to see it! Based on Emma Donoghue’s novel, the film has won a multitude of awards.
Room is centered on the life of a mother, who was kidnapped and impregnated by her abductor, and her son Jack. The two are held captive in a single room, and the film follows their day-to-day experiences along with their escape and gradual adjustment into the “normal” world. The viewer hears the story from Jack’s perspective, and this makes it incredibly compelling. Jack had never experienced life outside of the shed, and it was amazing to see his excitement over things that I forget to be thankful for each and every day.
I did not expect to get emotional while watching the film, but I ended up crying multiple times. In my opinion, if a film can influence your emotions to the point of tears, it’s most likely a phenomenal movie. The cinematography and attention to detail is impeccable, particularly because a large part of the filming took place in a tiny shed where the mother and son lived.
As Thanksgiving is upon us, I want to remind all of yall to be thankful for everything you have. It’s so easy to get caught up in the ruckus of everyday life and forget the many blessings you have been given. I encourage you to put away your phone, laptop, and other electronics and fully engage with those around you. Life is so precious and we need to appreciate every single second of it!
If interested in learning more about Room, check out the article Room: A Whole World in Four Walls.