Room (2006)

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Julia Barker lives in Houston, is married with two children, and barely makes ends meet. She also has begun having visions of a room -- stark, vacuous and industrial. After waking up from a minor car accident near George Bush Airport, Julia follows her vision to New York City. Once there, she searches for the room, which insinuates itself more and more forcefully into her consciousness.

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Cast

Cyndi Williams
as Julia Barker
Alexandra Kiester
as Jules Barker
Hannah Nicholas
as Nikki Barker
Jessica Hedrick
as Meditation Leader
George Manly
as Bingo Announcer
Juan Camargo
as Stocker
Julia M. Smith
as Bartender
Ruben Flores
as Real Estate Agent
Molly Pearson
as Potential Buyer No. 1
Tracy Campoli
as Potential Buyer No. 2
Tonye Patano
as Homeless Woman
Jessica O'Donohue
as Woman in White No. 1
Rebecca O'Donahue
as Woman in White No. 2
Grizz S. Kaplan
as Lenny the Bouncer
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Critic Reviews for Room

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Gadually it slips into the indie paradigm of an alienated soul rushing into darkness, climaxing with a semiabstract montage sequence that's more rhetorical than dramatic.

Jul 28, 2007 | Full Review…

It ... may be the longest 75-minute film in the history of cinema -- there was a clock check 25 minutes in, after thinking 'this has got to be almost over.'

Sep 28, 2006 | Rating: 1/4

Expertly moody and foreboding, Room is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but is nonetheless compelling viewing along the way.

Aug 7, 2006

Williams gives a superb performance that recalls Ellen Burstyn's in Darren Aronfsky's much-praised Requiem for a Dream.

Jun 30, 2006 | Rating: 3/4

A small-scale indie with bountiful ambitions, this resourceful debut ballasts a great deal of conceptual idiosyncrasy ... with strict observations of personality, behavior and the textures of space.

Jun 27, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Kyle Henry's Room is one of those rare American indies that confidently and successfully propose their own narrative logic, drawing viewers into a mental puzzle that may not contain a single clear solution.

Jun 27, 2006 | Full Review…

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