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Shut In (2016)

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A widowed child psychologist lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Naomi Watts ... Mary
Oliver Platt ... Dr. Wilson
Charlie Heaton ... Stephen
Jacob Tremblay ... Tom
Clémentine Poidatz Clémentine Poidatz ... Lucy
Alex Braunstein ... Aaron
David Cubitt ... Doug
Crystal Balint ... Grace
Ellen David ... Joan
Tim Post ... Sheriff
Peter Outerbridge ... Richard
Anton Chevrier Anton Chevrier ... Stephen 5 years old
Thomas Macedo Thomas Macedo ... Stephen 9 years old
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Storyline

Steven is a troubled kid from Maine being sent to boarding school. While his father, Richard Portman, is driving him there, they get into a bad argument, and the car swerves into oncoming traffic, killing Richard and putting Steven in a vegetative state. Six months later, Richard's second wife and Steven's stepmother, Mary, is taking care of his every need. Mary is a psychologist who works from home with children and adolescents. She is upset to learn that one of her patients, a deaf child named Tom, is to be transferred to a school in Boston. Later, Mary discusses Steven with her therapist, Dr. Wilson. While she feels guilty, she has decided to put Steven in a home to be cared for because he is no longer there and is just a body..

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Some fears can't be shut out See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror and some violence/bloody images, nudity, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shut In See more »

Filming Locations:

Sutton, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,613,567, 13 November 2016

Gross USA:

$6,900,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,082,071
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The ending was reshot. [Variety] See more »

Goofs

In the last scene of the movie, the mother is speaking to the little boy who is in the right side of the back seat, presumably so she/we can see him and his drawing clearly. When they get out of the car he exits through the left side door. Not an error, but unusual that he wouldn't get out on the right...they are making the shot easier. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doug: Hey. It's going to be okay.
Richard: Just tell me we're doing the right thing.
Doug: No, sweetheart, I know you want to fix this. It's what you do. But we've tried. All right? We've been trying and look where it's gotten us.
[looking over at their son waiting in the car]
Doug: And I think the space is gonna be good for him. For all of us. Besides, it's a good school. He'll be home by the end of the summer.
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A movie with really good acting but just never really settled into something I could get involved in.
31 January 2017 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I just want to help you." Mary Portman (Watts) is a child psychologist that has lost her husband and is taking care of her invalid son. She does her best to counsel other children while her life is crumbling down. She becomes concerned with one child in particular and now she has to decide to do what is best for the child. What she wants, or what others think. This is a movie that is worth watching because of Naomi Watts. She does everything she can to hold this movie together but it still just doesn't work. The movie starts off OK, but by the end it was hard to tell what was actually happening and what was real and what wasn't. I do like movies you have to think about, but this one just didn't make sense and you are left thinking about what is happening, then something else strange happens and you are trying to figure out how it fits and then something else happens and you just give up. That is not a good thing to happen in a movie. Overall, a movie with really good acting but just never really settled into something I could get involved in. I give this a C-.


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