Five-year old Jack and his mother, Ma, live in a small crowded room with no windows, only a single skylight in the ceiling. They are captives of a man Ma calls Old Nick who abducted her seven years ago and has been keeping her in a shed behind his home and repeatedly raping her. Old Nick is Jack's father, and Ma has so far protected Jack from the reality of their situation. Every day, Ma and Jack engage in routines, exercise, and try to retain their mental health. When Jack celebrates his fifth birthday, Ma has become ill due to poor diet. Learning that Old Nick is unemployed and may not have the money to pay for food and vitamins for her and Jack, she realises Jack's life is now in danger and begins to prepare him for the outside world...

Year: 2015
Genre: Drama, Theo's Favourites
Country: Canada, Ireland
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Joan Allen, William H Macy, Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers
Duration: 113 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language
Location in store: Drama



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