Thursday, 7 January 2016

Discover Room - Review & Giveaway

Last night I went to the cinema.  To watch a grown up film.  On my own. 

This is worthy of a blog post in itself I think!  I couldn't tell you the last time I went to watch an adult film (no, not adult like that, just something rated greater than PG!) And I've certainly never been to the cinema on my own before.  I don't suppose I would have ever intentionally gone to the cinema on my own (though I have friends who do so happily) but the screening just happened to be at a really awkward time of day so it meant we couldn't get a sitter for the kids, nor could any of my friends make it.  Dave got home from work, we swapped cars and I made a mad dash across Manchester to get to the screening on time.  I was quite looking forward to a couple of hours to myself truth be told! 


I hadn't really read anything about the film, I knew it was an adaptation of a book and that it was up for loads of awards - but I didn't have a clue what the story actually was.  In the end I'm not sure if this was a good thing or not. 

From the very start of the film I was holding my breath.  Drawn in, unsure how things were going to pan out.  I don't think I really relaxed for the whole screening.  There were tears a plenty, gasps of shock and even the odd laugh.  It was an absolute rollercoaster of a film which left me utterly shell shocked and emotionally drained.  I drove home in silence, just trying to absorb and make sense of what I had seen. 

If you've read the book then you will obviously know the themes of the film, if you haven't then I don't want to spoil things for you but this is not a lighthearted rom com by any stretch.  The storyline is hard hitting and emotional and absolutely not the sort of film I would ever choose to go and see. Ever.  

But, and it's a big but . . . I'm so glad I did.  The acting was incredible, the cinematography and direction spot on.  The story builds slowly, gently almost in parts, allowing you to realise things and piece information together as you reach your own horrifying conclusions.  And then other parts are much quicker, more dramatic and impactful.  This film that allows you to think.  Forces you to think.  Leaves you with nothing to do but think.  

Go to see it.  Know it will be hard to watch.  Know you will cry.  Go to see it anyway. 

To celebrate the release of the film I have a great competition for you to win a special prize bundle including the Room soundtrack, novel and a poster along with a DVD bundle of 3 previous Studiocanal releases.



Just complete as many of the Rafflecopter options as you would like, taking care to do this accurately to avoid disqualification. 



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75 comments:

  1. I went to see the latest Star Was movie with my mam and two boys!

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  2. a couple of weeks ago to see the good dinosaur!

    Ashleigh

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  3. I went to see daddys home over the christmas x

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  4. Epic movie and as you say, a complete rollercoaster of a ride through emotion valley for sure!

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  5. I went to see the Peanuts movie. Kids loved it!

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  6. Many years ago in fact so many years I can't remember what I saw! :)

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  7. LONG LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR AWAY

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  8. I last went on Tuesday to see 'Daddy's Home' and it was awesome!

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  9. A long time ago! We saw the final twilight film I think it might have been 2013?! xx

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  10. It's been a while, my husband and I saw Interstellar!

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  11. I went to see the Hunger games last so ages ago !

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  12. it was in the heart of the sea premier x

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  13. Last time I went to the cinema was to see Nelson Mandela

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  14. last year to see night at the museum 3

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  15. I think the last film we went to see was the Hunger Games but there's been another movie since then.

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  16. we went to see Daddy's home on NY eve, though without the younger kids!

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  17. Fairly recently we saw Star Wars

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  18. I went between Xmas & New Year to see Star Wars

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  19. Bridge of Spies only in December

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  20. I went last week and we saw Christmas with the Coopers

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  21. Last movie I went to see was Cinderella a few months ago with my daughter x

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  22. I haven't been for ages, I think the last thing was Legend which I loved!

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  23. i went to a preview screening of daddys home x

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  24. You described exactly how I feel about it, at one point I said outloud God I feel ill watching this!

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  25. I can't even remember when I last went to the cinema. Getting there and back is a problem but I certainly enjoyed going when I could.

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  26. Oh gosh, it's been a long time. I think it was one of the Twilight films.

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  27. A long time ago I think the last film we saw was Transformers 3.

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  28. The last film I saw at the cinema was Jurassic World, quite a few months ago now x

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  29. I can't remember the last film I saw at the cinema, I used to love going alone. Maybe I'll do that again sometime :)

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  30. I read Room years ago but can only barely remember it. I can't remember the last adult film I saw at the cinema.

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  31. I can't remember the last time I went to the cinema. I think it was to see the last Twilight film and we went at midnight lol

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  32. The last film I went to see was just a couple of weeks ago. We went to see the new Star Wars. Hubby and I go rarely but when we do we always make a date night of it and go out for dinner first! #TriedTested

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  33. I watched this at the weekend and was quite blown away by the acting skills!! THe last film I went to see at the cinema was Star Wars with the hubby though don't think I've ever been by myself #triedtested

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  34. I love going to the cinema by myself, it's a nice treat to just switch off for a few hours and not worry about the world!

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  35. Has to be that little film called Star Wars about a week ago.

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  36. ooh this sounds like a fantastic movie and something i might enjoy. I used to always go to the movies on my own.

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  37. I love a good film that leave you on the edge of your seat, Waiting for the next installment,Sounds like a good film, I will defiantly check it out #TiredTested

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  38. It doesn't sound like the kind of film I would choose to see either. The last thing I saw at the cinema was the new Bond #triedtested

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  39. the good dinosaur with the kids

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  40. I was dead proud that I managed to see the Hunger Games - hard to go out these days isn't it x

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  41. I cried reading the book, I had no idea it was a film too, I have to go and see - no mascara! #TriedTested

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  42. I last went in the summer holidays with my teen son to watch Ant Man. Not my usual type of film but I loved it #TriedTested

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  43. My mummy hasn't been to the cinema for a long time :( Actually can't remember what she saw either... Great review and competition x It sounds great and very sad x #TriedTested x

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  44. Valentines Day last year! #TriedTested

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  45. I can't even remember the last time I went to the cinema! I think it was to see Paddington with the kids! #triedtested

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  46. My girls and I went to see Cinderella last year x

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  47. Oh I'm intrigued, I love a good film and think I'm going to have to watch this one.
    Thanks for sharing :) x #TriedTested

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  48. The last film I went to see was Mocking Jay but I shall never forget my first alone cinema experience in Australia - I quite enjoyed it!

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  49. My Birthday last year to see Pitch Perfect 2

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  50. We went to watch Steve Jobs in November because we had free tickets!

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  51. Ooh I love the cinema, last film we watched was Star Wars. I've never been on my own but I think it's something I might consider now and then to get a bit of me time! X

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  52. Oh goodness! Must be so long ago I can't remember!

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  53. Last film we watched was 'The Good Dinosaur' but I can't remember the last time I saw a grown-up film! #triedtested

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  54. I haven't heard of this film or the book, but we've hardly seen any films the last couple of years, as son1's chemotherapy usually means he is too vulnerable to infections. But we made an exception as he was desperate to see the new Star Wars film. #triedtested

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  55. I haven't heard of this film or book myself but something I'll have to look into. Great post.

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  56. I am a HUGE film buff and this film literally sounds so perfect for me! I love a light hearted film, but I studied film studies and specialised in Social Realism and Feminisim in Film so this sounds so so good. Also I pick apart films with poor cinematography or shots that are just unnecessary (because it was drummed into me!) So I am definitely going to make sure I head to see this - maybe on my own(?!) I've never been either so we'll see whether I'm brave enough. ;) Ray xx #TriedTested (Oh, and the last film I saw was Star Wars! Where my entire geeky family filled hlaf the cinema up - go team!) xx

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  57. It's been nearly a year since I last went to the cinema! This film sounds interesting - I would definitely have to read the book first as I like to be fully prepared for rollercoasters! :-)

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  58. Oh I really like the sound of this. Though twin-sitters (that I'm happy to leave them with) are hard to come by :( Hope you enjoyed your night to yourself #triedtested

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  59. We went in December to see In the Heart of The sea

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  60. The last film I seen in the cinema was Hunger Games - Mockingbird

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  61. The last film I saw at the cinema (without kids) was Jurassic World I think. Just before christmas I took Izzy to the kids club at our local cinema to see Inside out - I end up seeing a lot more animation at the cinema than 'grown up' films!

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  62. The last time I was at the cinema was a quite a few months ago when I took my little girl to see Cinderella :)

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  63. I went today 13th January and saw Bridge of Spies. Brilliant

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  64. I took my younger daughter to see the Snoopy and Charlie Brown movie during the Christmas holidays (while my older one went to see Star Wars with my husband!). We enjoyed it!

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  65. Mr TB and I went to see Spectre before Christmas. It's the first time we'd been to the cinema in over a year #triedtested

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  66. The last film i went to see around christmas was Star Wars: The Force Awakens :-)

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  67. 2 weeks ago to see Star Wars

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  68. I went last week with my son to see Star Wars!

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  69. Wow what a review! Now I really want to watch this movie!! lol I'm glad that you actually like despite not knowing what the theme was all about. I have never gone to the movies on my own either and I don't know when was the last time I went to the movies. I hope I can go soon. Thanks for the review and for hosting,:-)
    #triedtested

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  70. I dont remember the last time we've been in the cinema, probably Hungry games the part before last

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