Plot: Jack, a spirited 5 year old is looked after by his mother, known to us as “Ma”. Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack protected from the truths of their atypical situation: they are confined to live in a shed. As Jack’s curiosity grows and Ma’s resilience strengthens, they plot a plan to escape and face something scarier: the real world.
Box Office: $14.6 million
1. Are there two or more named People of Color? Yes
2. Do they talk to each other? No
3. About something other than White people? n/a
4. Asian Bonus: Is there an Asian character? Yes, the doctor is Iranian.
Although the film did not pass by these standards, given the limited number of cast, Room does well with racial representation. Two supporting roles feature an Asian man and Black woman, both with notable professions (doctor and police officer, respectively).
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