A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.
ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack [Jacob Tremblay] — a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma [Brie Larson]. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical — they are trapped — confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s [Schumer] head by her rascal of a dad [Colin Quinn] that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners [Bill Hader], Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
Jim Bennett [Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg] is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster [Michael Kenneth Williams] and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother [Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange] in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank [John Goodman], a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student [Brie Larson] deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance …