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I get absolutely and undeniably attached to book characters to the point where I cry and laugh with them, and physically miss them when I finish reading the book.  -unknown

After I found the above quote on Pinterest a while back, a light bulb went off in my head.  This is the reason I have such a love for books and movies.  Because for me, this also applies to great cinema.

It’s been a little over an hour since I finished Room with Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay (yes, it has been a relaxing Sunday) and I’m still emotionally drained.  I’m not even sure what to do next because all I can think about is that little boy and his mother.  If you haven’t seen it – add it to your queue now.  Larson won Best Actress for Room at the Oscars and I’m surprised the film didn’t take home Best Picture – although to be fair, I haven’t seen all the nominees, but I did see Spotlight.

Within minutes of the opening scene, I had moved from my normal reclined position to the edge of our couch, where I stayed the entire two hours, leaning toward the TV.  The volume was cranked and my eyes wouldn’t dare leave the screen.  While Tremblay narrated a story of himself, Jack and his mother, Joy, I was transported into a world Room created.  Emotions went from fear, to sadness, back to fear, to anger and into happiness.  I cried with Joy, smiled with Jack, hoped with them both.  Then instantly went into withdrawal during the closing credits.

The story is heart-wrenching, deeply moving, unforgettable and without giving up any spoilers, there is a happy ending.  I just couldn’t get enough.

Isn’t it amazing how Hollywood and talented authors can drag us into a different world where we completely lose track of our own?  I haven’t had a movie affect me this way in a long while and I know I’ll be watching it again.

What movie or book has done this for you?  I’ll add it to my list.

Happy Sunday.

xoxo.   a

 

 

 

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