“Room” – A Haunted Celebration of Risk-Taking and Flourishing

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room rewards a naïve viewer.  The film doles out exposition in a precise and practiced manner, and trusts in the intellect of the viewer to recognize important subtleties.  Suffice to say that if you are still in the dark and curious about the contents of Room, and you wish to experience the full weight of the masterful construction of its narrative, I must recommend you watch the film before continuing with this review.  For those of you who have seen the film, know its basic plot structure secondhand, or just plum don’t care about spoilers, I welcome you to continue on with my review of one of the five best films of 2015, and one of the most life-affirming films released in recent memory.

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