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Plot: Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.
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It’s no surprise that Lin Shaye is a great actress. She nails every role she gets to play. However, I really enjoyed this movie, a very beautifully shot movie with a good story. I think I haven’t seen a movie like this before, so this was kind of unique for me.
Peculiar, emphatically restrained – wonderful
‘Room for rent’ is astoundingly depressing, terribly awkward, and unremittingly creepy, to the point of being absolutely cringe-worthy through and through. Absorbing as it is, the terms “low-key” and “slow-burn” feel too charged to describe the purposefully slothful pace and subdued tone that the feature maintains from start to finish. Whatever genre labels one may wish to apply, it’s a portrait of a deeply unwell, desperately lonely woman who will go to extraordinary lengths to construct and maintain the hopeful image of the life she wants to have. It feels vaguely familiar in some ways, except that any comparable title would be saturated with substantially more blood and violence and find the “horror” tag readily applicable. This instead emphatically strips away nearly all overtness, almost becoming more of a character study while nonetheless mirroring the trajectory of a thriller.
All due credit to screenwriter Stuart Flack for developing complex, whole characters and a narrative that’s captivating despite its simplicity and self-constraint. Tightly controlled as the film is, its success depends in large part on his writing – and on the actors selling his product. Thankfully, I think everyone on hand is very much up to the task, the primary players most of all. Oliver Rayón’s role as Bob is maybe slightly underwritten, frankly mostly serving as a plot device, but Rayón nonetheless portrays the tenant with a steadiness that makes me curious to see him in other features. Much more noteworthy is Valeska Miller, bringing natural charm and poise to her major supporting part as Sarah. Hers is a character requiring a measure of range and strength of personality, and I think Miller manages it very capably; I’d very much like to watch her take on a more prominent, dramatic role, as I think she’d be super.
Above all, though, ‘Room for rent’ is essentially a vehicle for Lin Shaye, and I’d be lying if I said I weren’t impressed. I recognize among her credits a number of movies I’ve seen – some I’ve enjoyed, others not so much. Here she very effectively demonstrates her skills in a lead role demanding significant nuance, range, and forcefulness. Whether the immediate tenor of a scene is one of sullenness, outrage, kinship, pride, discord, tenacity, or anything else, Shaye’s presence is commanding. She deftly shifts between between every varied, conflicting mood of a character that does the most to concretely embody broad themes of solitude, manipulation, avarice, deceit, and wish fulfillment. It’s an outstanding performance well off the beaten track from the industry spotlight, but certainly deserving of much more attention.
It’s one matter to say a film causes one to flinch, but usually it’s because of content that’s viscerally repulsive in one way or another. In ‘Room for rent’ that reaction is strictly on account of the multiple distressing sentiments the feature imparts, which I suppose is notable in and of itself. As strongly as the movie focuses on protagonist Joyce and the extremes she goes to, it’s not wrong to call this a psychological thriller, and in the most underhanded, unconventional fashion, I would also contend that ‘Room for rent’ fits the bill of horror. Yet to the extent that it’s a thriller, it’s only in the most muted and discreet of ways as we see everything Joyce does or intends. To the extent that it could be considered horror, it’s in the most high-minded and esoteric sense, in which Joyce is an unpleasant, unwelcome reflection of the viewer’s own fears: about how others perceive us; about our mortality, lucidity, relevance, regrets, self-reliance, legacy; about our fragility – and about what we may have to do if any part of ourselves is threatened.
Though rife with palpable tension, the movie thoroughly downplays every story beat in sustenance of its pointedly hushed, arguably minimalist approach. By no means is this a film that wide audiences may enjoy; only viewers receptive to the most direly (figuratively) soft-spoken of features are likely to find favor here. For that matter, there’s no question that the movie dances a very, very fine line between “subtle” and “lacking.” All I can say is that I, for one, find ‘Room for rent’ to be a swell picture characterized by superb performances and magnificent, delicate tact in its screenplay, and I’m so very pleased that I came across this.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min)
Genre Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director Tommy Stovall
Writer Stuart Flack
Actors Lin Shaye, Oliver Rayon, Valeska Miller
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa
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Printed Film Format N/A