5. 21 Jump Street
Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are two police officers who were high school friends. Being partners, they are pretty much alike in their failure to have any impact on the cases they are given. In an attempt to improve their image in the department the unsuccessful bunch jumps at the opportunity to infiltrate a drug ring which is selling cocaine to teenagers. As undercover students, they enter a high school where Schmidt meets the love of his life Molly (Brie Larson). Will the three be able to bust the perpetrators, or Schmidt and Jenko again end up as the failures they are?
4. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
The giant gorilla who had destroyed the Empire State Building with one climb has returned. Venturing out into a place where nature’s biggest secret is hidden, humans including Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) and James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) are trying to get to it in an attempt to understand who or what created it. However, it turns out to be a bad idea when the confrontation with the king of the jungle happens. The peaceful science expedition ends up in a story where few dumb people went out looking for their death. Welcome to the Skull Island where the King Kong lives.
3. The Glass Castle (2017)
Brie Larson returns to work with the Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton to star in a coming of age film. Ideally suited for an actress of Brie Larson’s temperament and talent, this movie tells the story of a young girl who has an alcoholic father and an eccentric mother who wants to be an artist. Though they are poor, their imagination and the various adventures with their simple life is what gives them solace and this movie its much-needed juice.
2. Short Term 12 (2013)
An attendant Grace (Brie Larson) in a group home for at-risk teens has the difficult job of handling children who don’t have a home to go to or like their new resident Kaitlyn don’t want to go back to home. Peaceful at the outside and in a relationship with one of the other attendants, Grace wants nothing but to make sure that these kids get a better future and she gets some happiness in her twisted life. Battling the demons of her past along with Kaitlyn who is dealing with her father’s sexual abuse, both of them take one step at a time towards collective sanity.
1. Room (2015)
Jack is an inquisitive and curious five-year-old who has been living with his loving mother Joy (Brie Larson) in a room since he was born. Having raised his only child in captivity all these years, Joy wants nothing but to give him a life, as normal as possible. With her vivid imagination Joy caters to Jack’s constant questioning, and fulfills his every curiosity with a euphemism. But when Jack gets restless, both of them attempt a risky but necessary escape from the confinement. For her terrific acting in this movie, Brie Larson got her one and only Academy Award. Well you know what they say right: one is sufficient.
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