好电影:Room 《房间》

(Room)是一部2015年由爱尔兰导演兰尼·阿伯拉罕森执导的英语电影,编剧艾玛·多诺霍改编自她本人所写的同名小说。布丽· 拉尔森和雅各布·特伦布莱主演,琼·爱伦、威廉·霍尔·梅西、西恩·布里吉参演。入选2015年多伦多电影节特别展映单元,并赢得最高荣 誉“人民选择奖”。北美于10月16日有限上映,11月6日正式公映。

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男孩杰克从生下来就被囚禁在一个不足10平米的房间里,他与母亲乔伊相依为命。他从出生一直未见过外面的世界。基本上,他们的两人生活依靠的可能只是电视机,而他们的世界有如电视机般的虚拟世界,只能眼睛看,却手摸不及。

当一位名叫老尼克的男子进来过夜时,杰克需要躲进衣柜里睡觉。原来母亲17岁时受骗一直被他囚禁在这里,男子通过密码门进出此房间,并不时会拿一些食物进来,至今乔伊失去自由已有七年的时间。

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逃走计划正式入戏:

近日乔伊需要得到儿子的帮忙以逃出去。起先她要儿子装病,想在男子带儿子去医院看病时要儿子设法求救,可是男子坚持自己买药回来给杰克吃。

(47分钟)于是乔伊又把儿子卷在地毯里让其装死,在男子开车运送“尸体”时让儿子找机会逃走求救,儿子果然顺利逃脱,

妈妈是如此的多番交代:

Cause that’s what you’re gonna do. You see? How that’s even tricksier than pretending to be sick. Because you’re gonna… Play dead. We’re gonna roll you up in rug so that Old Nick won’t see you. Won’t see that you’re alive inside. Old Nick is gonna pick you up. This, stay stiff, stiff, stiff. And that’s when you’ll know that Old Nick’s driving. That means he’s busy and so it’s time for you to roll. And you’re not going to make a sound. And I’m going to be there in your head talking to you all time. Roll, roll, roll. Now wriggle, wriggle, wriggle! Cause you’re gonna wriggle out, and you’re gonna run away. Truck, wriggle out, jump, run. You will jump… Jump when you hit When truck rolls to a stop. You’re gonna shout when you see somebody. You say “my Ma is Joy Newsome”! …

小杰克一定要谨记妈妈的话才能自救。小杰克第一次做到吗?

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(58分钟)在警察的营救下乔伊获救,那名男子也很快被抓。

从以下对话中我们不难发现,片中的女警员非常有爱心,也那么聪明。

Can you tell me where you live?
Do you have a mom, Jack? Ok, good. Does she have another name?
Where is Ma right now?
What Room? Jack, where is this Room?
That guy with the truck, is that your dad? Is that Ma’s boyfriend, do you know him? So Jack, anything recognizably?
Your room, Jack. What’s outside the room?
Ok, listen, when you step out the door…
Is there daylight in your room?
Well, then how does the sun come in?
Skylight? Ok, excellent, so..
You live in a house with the skylight?
Room’s a…a shed. Jack, a shed?
Ok, good boy.
What made you jump out of the truck, Jack?
Ok. What exactly did she (your mum) say?
What did you do?
The third time of what, Jack?
[ Jack answered: Third slow, everything went sideways. And then it stopped… And I jumped…] I got it. (警员找到了杰克口中的线索了。赶紧出动拯救杰克母亲)
Dispatch, listen carefully, we have a rough location. S1outh on Elm, three stop signs past the junction with Beach… Look for a garden , shed with a skylight. Also check the most recent satellite images for… a red pickup in the driveway.

(60分钟) 母子二人团聚后被安排在一个医院里疗养。第二天早上,小孩第一次接触到“外面的世界”,第一次赤脚走在这个真实的世界。
他看到的却是一个非常美丽但又难以适应的世界。小男孩第一次面对医生,世界上的人们,他起初显得出非常地陌生。整个故事进入一个母亲教育孩子的阶段,电影拍摄凸显一位伟大母亲的教育,从小男孩有如婴儿开始教育。

接下来是五岁小男孩杰克对于“新世界”自我表述的一段话:

<i> I’ve been in the world 37 hours. I’ve seen pancakes and the stairs. And birds, and windows and hundreds of cars. And clouds and police and doctors. And Grandma and Grandpa. But Ma says they don’t live together in the hammock house anymore. Grandma lives there with her friend Leo now. And Grandpa lives far away. I’ve seen persons with different faces. And bigness and smells talking all together. The world’s like all TV planets on at the same time. So I don’t know which way to look and listen. There’s doors and more doors. And behind all the door there’s another inside. And another outside. And things happen, happen, happen, it never stops. plus… the world’s always changing brightness and hotness. And there’s invisible germs floating everywhere. When I was small I only knew small things, but now I’m five, I know everything.

(1:10) 乔伊很快与父母相聚,并搬进了母亲的家里居住,而此时她母亲与一个名叫里奥的男人生活在一起。

接受“自己的家”是那么简单却又如此的陌生。从母亲的角度,脱离了7年的被囚禁再次返回家中,是那么地难以形容。对于小朋友来说, 终于能感受一个“家”。这是一个开端。对于杰克来说,要与人沟通,眼睛礼貌地对望着他人,却实是需要一段长时间来适应。

但是,这个“家”不是那么地温馨。乔伊的父亲不能接受杰克,因为杰克是那名犯罪嫌疑人的孩子。乔伊的父亲看到的杰克,是一个有如面对十恶不赦的大恶人的影子。

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(1:19) 乔伊接受记者的采访(或许接受采访可以获得一笔生活费吧!),谈到了她对儿子的看法,那位女记者认为杰克由于身份特殊不适宜与乔伊居住在一起。

人生就是充满太多的不确定因素,往往过得极其不满意,但是也是一种真正的生活。

之前,两母子过得是被困的生活,但是小天地房间内与现在这个真实“大环境”却是充满不同的挑战。

(1:33) 乔伊对个人遭遇以及与儿子的关系所困,想吃药自杀,幸被儿子发现及时就医。

男孩对于母亲自杀不果的见解是那么地天真单纯:

<i> There’s so much of place in the world. There’s less time because the time has to be spread… extra thin over all the places, like butter.. So all the persons say “hurry up, let’s get going”. “Pick up the pace, finish up now”.

Ma was in a hurry to go boing up to heaven… but she forgot me, Dumbo Ma. So the aliens threw her back down, craaaaash…. and broke her.

妈妈是因为被外星人拒绝而掉回地球的,妈妈也因此伤了。

也许,妈妈的“暂时离开”能让小杰克不再依赖“他们的二人世界”和“凡事妈妈都在旁”(之前他们相处了7年被困在一间小房子的空间内)。

杰克在外婆的帮助下剪掉了自己的长头发,并把头发送给了住院的母亲,以希望母亲获得自己的力量。

最后,妈妈安然无恙总算回来了,小杰克一见壮就拥上前抱着他最爱的母亲。下一幕,在房内,

母亲亲口说:“I’m sorry, Jack.”
小杰克回答:“That’s ok. .. Don’t do it again.” (不要再犯了。)小孩的世界没有太多的负面记忆,错了过了,都是不要再犯。小孩总是从错误中自己有意识地成长。
当然,妈妈也回答:“I promise.”
然后,脱口说了多一句:“You saved me. ..Again.”

这部电影传达了一个强烈的讯息:孩子也可以来“给予”的,而不一定是出生来向父母“拿取”的。
虽然母亲凭着自己的智慧与杰克上演“假死”而逃出生天,但是也要杰克吉人天相,靠自己的及时反应和能力,才得以脱困后将母亲拯救。杰克也在母亲自杀之际及时大喊大叫!这样,五岁的小杰克共救了母亲两次。而自己,好像没有寻求任何的回报。他的眼中显露的眼光就是“亲情”。没有什么比亲情还更需要回报的。

(1:46) 接下来的对话,更加经典:

母亲亲口说:“I’m not a good enough Ma.” (妈妈还做得不好)
小杰克回答:“But you’re Ma.” (但你就是我妈妈)
母亲高兴得连口称是:“I’m.” (是的)

小杰克第三次如此自述:
<i> When I was four I didn’t even know about the world. And now me and Ma are going to live in it forever and ever. Until we’re dead. This is a street in a city in a country called America. And Earth, that’s a blue and green planet… always spinning so I don’t know why we don’t fall off. Then there’s Outer Space, and nobody knows where’s heaven. And Ma and I have decided that because we don’t know what we like, we get to try everything. There are so many things out here. And sometimes it’s scary but that’s ok. Because it’s still just you and me.

最后母子二人在警察的陪同下又去看了看他们长期居住过的那个房间,向它做了最后的告别。

这一段,视乎要告诉观众:凡事过去的,都要勇于去面对,无论对错,人总是要从成长中学习。

在这个旧而荒废的房间内,所有物品都不在了。母亲回答杰克这一切的物件已经被送去化验,… 证明“我们曾经住在这里”。

说这句话的,真有大智大慧,有如佛家说的色即是空的道理。对于两母子过去“不好的回忆”,在人生中,解答了这一段时空的意义:至少我们存在过(这个空间)。

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但是,小杰克说,这个房间已经不是原来的房间(密室)了。因为“门打开了”,也不需要再关上了。

是的,只要人的心“打开”了,问题就不能现形了。

小杰克最后就是这样以一个好榜样,带着母亲向这间房间说再见,对一切说再见。


英语维基(WIKIPEDIA):
Room is a 2015 Canadian-Irish independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her novel of the same name. The film stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy. Held captive for seven years in an enclosed space, a woman (Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. Room premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2015 and had a limited release in the United States on October 16, 2015, to acclaim from critics. Larson won multiple awards for her performance, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Room also received three
other Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. In Akron, Ohio, 24-year-old Joy and her five-year-old son Jack live in a squalid shed they call Room. They share a bed, toilet, bathtub, television, and rudimentary kitchen; the only window is a skylight, all of which Jack calls by name, as if they were living. They are captives of a man they call Old Nick, Jack’s biological father, who abducted Joy seven years prior, and routinely rapes her while Jack sleeps in the closet. She tries to stay optimistic for her son, but is suffering malnutrition and is sometimes overcome with depression. She allows Jack to believe that only Room and its contents are “real,” and that the rest of the world exists only on television. Old Nick tells Joy that he lost his job and threatens he may not be able to afford their supplies in the future. When Joy reacts badly, he cuts their heat and power. Joy decides to tell Jack about the outside world; he reacts with disbelief and incomprehension, but also curiosity. She has Jack fake a fever, hoping that Old Nick will take him to a hospital where he can escape, but Old Nick says he will return the following day with antibiotics. Joy wraps Jack in carpet and has him play dead in the hope that Old Nick will remove him from Room. Falling for the ruse, Old Nick places Jack in the back of his pickup truck and drives through a residential neighborhood. Although stunned by his first exposure to the outside world, Jack jumps from the truck and attracts the attention of a passer-by. The police arrive and rescue him. Joy is rescued, Old Nick is arrested, and Joy and Jack are taken to a hospital. Reunited with her family, Joy learns her parents have divorced and that her mother has a new partner, Leo. She returns with Jack to her childhood home where her mother and Leo reside. Her father cannot accept Jack and leaves. Jack struggles to adjust to life in the larger world, speaking only to his mother and expressing a desire to return to Room. Joy struggles with anger and depression, lashing out at her mother and ignoring doctor’s appointments. She agrees to a television interview, but becomes angry when the interviewer questions her decision to keep Jack after his birth. Overwhelmed with guilt, she attempts suicide; Jack finds her unconscious in the bathroom, and she is admitted to a hospital. Jack begins to settle into his new life. He bonds with his new family and Leo’s dog Seamus, and makes friends with a boy his age. Believing his long hair will give Joy the strength she needs to recover, Jack has his grandmother cut it for him so he can send it to her. Joy returns home and apologizes, thanking Jack for saving her life again. At Jack’s request, they visit Room one last time, escorted by police. Jack is confused; their possessions have been removed for evidence, and he feels it has shrunk, and that it is a different place with the door open. Joy asks Jack if he wants her to shut the door, but he says no. He and Joy say their goodbyes to Room and leave.

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