As parents, we do anything for our children. Without second thought, we rearrange schedules, sacrifice needs, postpone priorities. We simply realize, when we begin this experience, that being a parent is a lifetime commitment.
In the fascinating film Room, a mother’s devotion to her son is challenged in ways the rest of us can only imagine. For years — since a young woman called Ma was kidnapped and gave birth to her son Jack — the two live in a room that measures 11 feet by 11 feet. Everything they imagine, question, fear and adore exists within these walls. With the start of each day, they make the most of what the room can offer. As years pass, they learn to rely on each other — and their vivid imaginations — to create lives that reach beyond their physical limits. This mother and son refuse to accept that the room defines their lives.