film / 9.00pm / Film4
oscar-winner Brie larson is magnificent as 24-year-old Joy, kidnapped and held in a cramped room for seven years. The story, though, is told from the perspective of her five-year-old son Jack (a wondrous performance by Jacob Tremblay), who has known nothing but this tiny space and filled it with his imagination. A tough but incredibly humane film that understands we are capable of horrific acts, but also that this is more than balanced by our capacity to love and care for each other.
Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson