I finally saw the movie and loved it; Brie Larson was magnificent.
However, was I the only one who thought that the setup was a tad unrealistic. She is in a Shed, how the hell did she not escape in what; 7 years? There is a skylight on top, with kitchen utensils and furniture; she could not break through?
I have read book and from memory she says that the skylight is polycarbonate not glass; but still she has seven years, and its resistant to breaking, not impervious… she could have broken through the USS Missouri’s side armour in 7 years.
Try her luck with combinations? Sneak a look? Seduce him (he is shown sleeping next to her) tie him up and torture him for the codes?
All the real kidnapping and imprisonment cases I have read about had the victims either inside the house and restrained (Ariel Castro’s MO), or suffering from Stockholm Syndrome and making few attempts to escape (Natascha Kampusch went on several trips with her kidnapper, Jaycee Dugard had access to the internet). which 'Ma did not have.
Excellent story, but this part was a tad unrealistic I thought.