Brie Larson’s “Room” Captures the Novel’s Extraordinary Voice

Brie Larson’s “Room” Captures the Novel’s Extraordinary Voice

When I read Emma Donoghue’s brilliant novel a few years ago, I thought its claustrophobic setting and 5-year-old narrator made the book impossible to turn into a movie. Thank goodness, I was wrong. Lenny Abrahamson’s film succeeds in capturing the book’s positive spirit and the young protagonist’s sense of wonder.

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