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Brie Larson's 'Room' is an unusually intimate movie about a woman and her child held captive

Brie Larson's 'Room' is an unusually intimate movie about a woman and her child held captive

Brie Larson's new movie, "Room," is sparking an urgent question among fall film festival audiences. The question isn't, "Is it good?" — reaction coming out of early screenings is almost uniformly positive, with much of the praise directed at the 25-year-old actress' performance. The question is, "Can I handle it?"

"I would say, if a movie makes you cry, you probably needed to cry," Larson said.

Adapted by Emma Donoghue from her bestselling novel of the same name, "Room" tells the story of a young woman who has been kidnapped and trapped in a shed for seven years, where she is raped and gives birth to a son, Jack (Jacob...

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