Kidnapped Woman Is Kept in Backyard Dungeon, Has Monster’s Baby

A 19-year-old college student is abducted by an ogre and held captive for seven years in a secure 11-foot-square chamber: Emma Donoghue’s “Room” has the makings of an unbearably tense thriller. The surprise is how much more than that it is -- gripping but also affecting and, believe it or not, sweet.

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