Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Difficult-to-watch but beautifully performed survival tale.

R 2015 118 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 48 reviews

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age 12+
I loved this movie, and I think it’s appropriate for children who already know about hostage situations. There’s a scene that insinuates rape. The mom overdoses and nearly dies. If older kids know about these topics, I don’t think it’s a bad thing to show. There’s nothing gory or scary. Overall, this was a good movie. It is rated R for language, but most kids know vulgar words.

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age 14+

Powerful, Emotional, at Times Depressing Drama

Room is a powerful drama about woman who is raped, confined to a tiny room and gives birth to a son. The film centres around the relationship between Ma (the mother) and jack (the son) and the way he sees the world living his life in a tiny room. Violence : 1/5 This film has little to no violence but is very serious and at times very depressing as it deals with serious themes like suicide, rape and abduction. A woman is strangled by a man for a brief period of time. Language 3/5 About 5 F-Words, other mild profanities. Sex and nudity : 3/5 No nudity at all. Sex/rape is heard. A woman’s naked silhouette is seen behind glass when she is taking a shower. Drinking, Drugs and Smoking : 2/5 A woman tries to kill her self by overdosing on prescription pills. Messages : 3/5 Messages about parently love, family and determination.

This title has:

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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