Room parents guide


Love cannot be contained.

Overall B

For five years a mother (Brie Larson) has used her love and imagination to give her child (Jacob Tremblay) a happy life -- even though she knows the two of them have been held prisoners in a small room. Then an even more frightening thing happens -- they have the prospect of escaping.

Release date October 16, 2015

Violence B-
Sexual Content C
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Why is Room rated R? The MPAA rated Room R for language.

Run Time: 118 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Room rated R? Room is rated R by the MPAA for language.

Violence: A woman, who was kidnapped, is held captive by a man who regularly compels her to have sex with him. These encounters are implied—we see him take off his pants and hear noises from a creaking bed. A boy born of their relationship is also held prisoner. Characters are concerned for their well-being because of physical abuse and neglect, so they take dangerous risks in the hopes of improving their safety. Choking and some resulting bruising are depicted. A mouse is killed. A suicide attempt is portrayed. Arguing and verbal disputes occur.

Sexual Content: On going sexual assault is implied (no details are shown) and results in the birth of a child. Vomiting is depicted. A mother breast-feds her five-year-old son and they sleep, bath and shower together (nothing inappropriate is implied and no nudity is seen). A child is seen shirtless and in underwear. Some mild sexual innuendo is heard.

Language: A sexual expletive is used about 10 times in a non-sexual context. The script also includes the infrequent use of moderate and mild profanities, along with terms of deity and name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink alcohol at home. Prescription drugs are abused. Medical injections are shown.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse and Sexual Language, Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scenes.
Alberta 14A Mature Subject Matter.
Manitoba PG Not Recommeded for Young Children,Mature Theme, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
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Cast and Crew

Room is directed by Lenny Abrahamson and stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Room movie is March 1, 2016. Here are some details…

Room releases to home video on March 1, 2016 with the following special features:
- Audio Commentary with Director Lenny Abrahamson, Cinematographer Danny Cohen, Editor Nathan Nugent, and Production Designer Ethan Tobman
- Featurette: Making Room
- Featurette: 11x11
- Featurette: Recreating Room

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A Jewish father tries to protect his son from the realities of a concentration camp in Life is Beautiful. A young girl held in confinement tries to stay busy, and eventually has to deal with hard realities once she is free in Tangled, the Disney version of Rapunzel.

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