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Room (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | January 2005 (USA)
An overworked, middle-aged Texas woman embezzles from her employer and abandons her family to seek out a mysterious room that has been appearing to her in visions during seizure-like attacks.

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Julia Barker
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Bobby Barker
Alex Kiester ...
Jules Barker (as Alexandra Kiester)
Hannah Nicolas ...
Nikki Barker
Jacqui Cross ...
Laveta
Marco Parella ...
Frank (as Marco Perella)
Gretchen Krich ...
Alex
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Big Tex
Jessica Hedrick ...
Meditation Leader
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Athina
Carlos Treviño ...
Psychic
George Manly ...
Bingo Announcer
Frank Barajas ...
Medic
David R. Jarrott ...
Manager
Juan Camargo ...
Stocker
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In contemporary Houston, Julia Barker and her husband live paycheck to paycheck; she delivers meals on wheels and works Bingo nights. She's stressed. She's gotten over-weight and doesn't recognize the puffy and tired face she sees in the mirror. She's having migraines and blackouts, and she's seeing visions - of a desolate room. Suddenly she leaves for New York City, checks into a cheap hotel, and goes in search of the room. She follows any sign she can find: a sudden encounter with an old friend, a meditation group, a Tarot reading, and an invitation to a party. Is she getting closer? But to what? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Mystery

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13 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think it should be said that the quality of this film depends on what you're hoping to get out of it.

On one hand, there is a very cerebral character to this movie; there is a tension in figuring out what is actually happening to the character even through the end. The script and cinematography work well towards this end, and the movie doesn't seem to force any particular perspective on the viewer.

There is something to be said, however, for pronounced direction in a story. To say that this movie is slow, confusing, unsatisfying, or just plain boring would not be to make an unfounded assertion.

It all rests on what you expect Room to be...


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