Room star Brie Larson stopped by The Tonight Show to discuss her role in the dramatic film based on the riveting bestseller, and host Jimmy Fallon put her through the Whisper Challenge. The object of the Whisper Challenge is to try and read the other person’s lips while wearing headphones and listening to loud music that drowns out other sounds. Larson did surprisingly well, but did get stumped by one long song title. The Tonight Show and gamemaster Fallon meanwhile got stuck on the title of an Oscar-winning film.
Room opens in limited release on October 16, 2015 followed by a wider release in November.
Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.