With the Academy Awards show next Sunday, Sharon and I are working our way through as many of the nominated films as possible. Sunday afternoon, we went to see Room at the UA Theater in Roseville.
Based on her novel of the same name, the screenplay was written by Emma Donoghue. The film stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy.
The film is nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Abrahamsson, Best Actress for Larson, and Best Adapted Screenplay for Donoghue.
It is a powerful film with strong performances by Larson and Tremblay. I was particularly amazed by the performance of Jacob Tremblay as Jack. My guess is that Larson will win the Best Actress Academy Award. I have seen all eight of the films nominated for the best picture Oscar. My favorites are Spotlight and Bridge of Spies, but Room falls pretty close behind...