Caitlin Cronenberg
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October 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

Room

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
113 minutes
Wide Release Date
10/16/15
performer
Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H. Macy
director
Lenny Abrahamson
genre
Drama

One of the most powerful movie experiences of the year doesn’t take place in an exotic foreign land or in outer space, but in a 10′ x 10′ shed. That’s the locale for the first half of Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay as a mother and son held captive in the tiny space by a kidnapper. Read EW’s “A” review by Chris Nashawaty here.

The film ultimately conveys a life-affirming message, and in this exclusive EW video, Larson explains how she and Tremblay lightened the mood on set by playing with Legos and building instruments, including a guitar. They also played games — including a popular one that caused their only argument, Larson explains, because Tremblay “didn’t want to follow the rules.”

Watch as the 9-year-old actor grins widely and nods his head as she tells the story.

Caitlin Cronenberg

 

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