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(2015) (Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Mild
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Heavy

Drama/Thriller: A young woman must contend with being held captive for the past seven years in a single room by a man who's the father to her five-year-old boy who's never seen the outside world.
It's been seven years since Joy Newsome (BRIE LARSON) was lured by a man to help his dog, only to be kidnapped by that man. Known only as Old Nick (SEAN BRIDGERS), he keeps her locked in a single, small room with a lone skylight in the ceiling. His weekly visits for sex has resulted in Jack (JACOB TREMBLAY), who's now five-years-old and has never seen the outside world except for a few over the air television channels. Needing to protect him, Joy makes the boy stay in the small closet when Old Nick shows up, and has concocted a partially made-up story about the outside world that she hopes he can understand.

Despite having unsuccessfully tried to escape in the past, she concocts a new plan. Despite the inherent dangers, it works, and both she and Jack end up free. But both must then contend with life outside that room, including that Joy's mom (JOAN ALLEN) and dad (WILLIAM H. MACY) are now divorced and she's now living with Leo (TOM McCAMUS). As Joy and Jack end up staying with them, they try to acclimate to their new situation, with Jack having to deal with things that are both new and foreign to him, while Joy suffers from post traumatic stress disorder.

Older teens might show some interest based solely on the premise, as well as critical buzz about the film.
For language.

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