Room script
Room (2015)
Synopsis: Room is a 2015 Canadian-Irish[4][5][6] independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. The film stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy. It is about a woman (Larson) held captive for seven years in an enclosed space, and her 5-year-old son (Tremblay), who finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Jack sits, too. Ma gives him a half vitamin pill from an

almost empty tub. She takes a contraceptive pill from a

generic pack. They start to eat. Ma winces.

JACK (CONT’D)

Is Bad Tooth hurting?

MA:

(taps her head)

Mind over matter.

He taps his head too as he chants the slogan.

JACK:

If we don't mind, it doesn't

matter.

MA:

Guess what we're going to make

later.

JACK:

What?

MA:

A cake.

JACK:

A birthday cake, like in TV?

MA:

But for real.

4 INT. ROOM - DAY 4

A little later, Ma is brushing Jack's teeth (with their

single, frayed brush) zealously. He spits with vigor.

A little later, Ma and Jack are looking a two small piles of

clothes.

MA:

Come on slow poke.

JACK:

You, pink soft, pink swirls.

MA:

You always pick that. But I guess

it’s your birthday.

(CONTINUED)

4 CONTINUED:
4

She reaches for her clothes.

JACK:

Me, bear and jeans.

MA:

Good choice!

A little later. Ma scrubs the floor with an old cloth diaper

while Jack watches TV. Both in t-shirt and jeans (Jack's with

worn-out knees), but shoeless.

DORA THE EXPLORER

We couldn't have done it without

you. Thanks for helping. Gracias.

The salsa theme tune starts.

MA:

Off, please.

JACK:

Just one more planet.

Ma stands up, doing a zombie impression.

MA:

Too much TV will turn us into

zombies ... Anyway, it’s time to

mark how tall you are.

This makes him switch the TV off fast and run to the door.

Ma marks his height with a tiny 5 in black pen on the cork.

Jack ducks and uses his fingers to measure the gap. Frowns.

JACK:

I'm not very taller after four.

MA:

Oh, that's pretty normal.

JACK:

Yeah?

MA:

Everything's hunky-dory.

JACK:

Okey-dokey.

He touches the space between 3 (in red) and 4 (in black).

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Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue (born 24 October 1969) is an Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize[2] and an international best-seller. Donoghue's 1995 novel Hood won the Stonewall Book Award.[3] and Slammerkin (2000) won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction.[4] Room was adapted into a film of the same name, for which Donoghue wrote the screenplay which was subsequently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. more…

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