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Brie Larson Portrays Mother Raising Son In Captivity In Heartbreaking ‘Room’ Trailer

Fri, October 9, 2015 11:45am EDT by Add first Comment
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Get ready for some tears. A new clip for ‘Room,’ the heartbreaking story about about a mother forced to raise her son in captivity, has just been released and it is, unsurprisingly, moving. Watch it here!

Critics have been buzzing about Room ever since its debut at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and after watching the film’s latest trailer, it’s easy to see why. Brie Larson, 24, gives an incredible performance as a mother forced to raise her son in captivity, and this new trailer gives yet another in-depth look at her character’s gut-wrenching tale and the unbreakable bond between mother and son. Click here to watch (but grab your box of tissues first)!


Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, tells the story of Ma (played by Brie) and her five-year-old son Jack (played by newcomer Jack Tremblay), who are held captive for years in a small structure they refer to simply as “room.” Once they escape from their prison – and the only place Jack has ever known – he gets a chance to discover a much different type of room: the outside world.

In the new trailer, audiences get a sneak peek at not only their story of survival, but also the unbreakable bond between mother and son even in the most horrific of circumstances. “I wanted him to feel safe,” Brie’s character explains in the clip of the life she created for her son while living in a backyard shed. “I wouldn’t have survived without him.” The clip goes on to reveal a look at their life after escaping their captor, and the struggles they faced in rejoining the outside world. It’s somehow both painfully sad and completely uplifting, meaning it’s likely Oscar bait come award season (a.k.a you should totally watch it).

The heart-wrenching film is based on the 2010 novel by Emma Donoghue, and has already won the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival’s coveted People’s Choice Award, as voted on by festival-goers. Room will hit theaters on Oct. 16.

— Alyssa Montemurro