Watch: Shut In 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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, Steven’s stepmother, Mary, is taking care of him. 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 unresponsive..
Plot: A widowed child psychologist lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. When caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
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**Not the trainwreck I had imagine it would be after reading nothing but bad reviews about it.**
No it doesn’t do anything new, and no it’s not as intense as it could have been and yes it’s a bit like a Lifetime movie of the week.
But it was still very much watchable, the cinematography was pretty slick and the acting was alright for the more part (even if Oliver Platt kinda phoned in his performance).
They should have made the ending a little more intense to really bring home the bacon, but overall it was better than I expected it to be (even if I wouldn’t necessarily go out recommending it to people, I wouldn’t recommend people not to watch it either).
**A good cast and a potential thriller, but…**
At first, it looked fine. Well initiated by giving out a proper reason to develop what comes later. But that later part was the biggest let down. It becomes so cliché and because of that I lost interest. Otherwise, it is could have been a decent one with all the good actors. Also the location was good, a perfect setting for the storyline. But not noticeable when the narration enters the second half, mainly because of thriller takes over.
It is the story of a psychologist who recently lost her husband in a car crash, but ended up taking care of step-son after he became mentally and physically incapable. When the life was in the routine, suddenly something bad happens where her young patient goes missing. Following the event, she begins to experience what others won’t believe her. But what comes later is more shocker, a twist in the tale takes us the conclusion.
As the title and its genre suggest, it remained truth to that, but there is no innovation in storytelling. Most of the people would easily predict most of the parts if not the entire film. The casting was the advantage and they all were good, including the kid from ‘Room’ and Naomi. Even though it is rated very low everywhere, as well as by me, kind of entertaining, which means watchable till the end than cut it out in the middle. Not a film to recommend, but if you choose it to watch, I won’t say don’t.
A slow, turgid, unengaging thriller for the first two acts that devolves into borderline hilarious stupidity in its final act.
6 months after a car accident that killed Richard Portman (Peter Outbridge) and left Richard’s son Stephen (Charlie Heaton) in a vegetative state, Richard’s second wife, child psychologist Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) lives in an isolated part of caring for Stephen’s needs while also seeing patients at her home. Mary herself is also in therapy via video conferencing with Dr. Wilson (Oliver Platt) as Stephen was having behavioral problems that lead to her deciding to send Stephen away to boarding school which was what lead to the accident. When one of Mary’s patients, a young troubled deaf boy named Tom Patterson (Jacob Tremblay), comes to Mary’s home she calls the social worker and volunteers to care for him, but he has seemingly fled into the woods during an incoming Winter storm. As Mary wrestles with worry for Tom and authorities having no luck finding him, Mary begins to hear and see things in her home leaving her to believe there’s a malevolent presence.
Released in 2016, Shut In was acquired by Luc Besson’s joint venture with Relativity, Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution, which was Luc Besson’s attempt to gain a foothold in distribution within the United States after having seen profits from Blockbusters such as the Taken franchise and Lucy kept by Fox and Universal respectively. The screenplay for Shut In written by Christina Hodson had appeared on the 2012 Blacklist of best unproduced screenplays, and the script was acquired by Europacorp for development in 2014 when the company was seeking genre fare to build their release slate. Shut In marks the second, and so far last feature film effort of British TV director Farren Blackburn whose work can be seen in The Fades, Doctor Who, and The Musketeers, and also helmed a number of episodes for Netflix Marvel series Daredevil, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. The movie received terrible reviews from critics and audiences and was a commercial dud upon release. Rightly so because Shut In is an absolute mess of a movie and probably one of the worst mainstream horror films of the 2010s.
The movie’s first hour is filled with terribly uninteresting melodrama with Naomi Watts saddled with a lead weight of a role (which Watts was in my opinion unfairly nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress) who’s so poorly written that we never actually see her do anything constructive as a child psychologist with almost all of her patient interactions either done off camera or featuring her character distracted and not really doing anything. Watts is clearly trying to give the role something, but the movie is so bereft of anything interesting for the first hour that it ratches up the fake out dream sequences and jump scares to the point the film gets desperate enough to give us a “racoon scare”. I can’t really go into anymore detail than that, but there’s an absolutely ludicrous twist in the movie that only works if several dozen people were blind and/or stupid because there’s absolutely no way that what this character does would’ve been possible to fool this many people who (supposedly) went through an extensive amount of education and certification.
Shut In is absolutely awful. While the movie is well shot and the actors are trying to give something to their thinly written roles, the movie is boring for the first hour then becomes crazy, stupid, and nonsensical in the last 30 minutes. If the movie had been that level of stupid in the last act throughout the entire movie I might’ve recommended this as a “so bad, it’s good” viewing experience, but from its dour tone to its stoic performances the movie just feels boring and never comes to life.
Psychological thriller that fails during its last third…
… from EuropaCorp and director Farren Blackburn. Naomi Watts stars as a child psychologist working out of her home in snowy, remote Maine. She stays close to home to care for her teenage son (Charlie Heaton) who has been left in a vegetative state for the last six months since a car accident that also killed his father. Watts has grown weary of the burden, and has decided to move her son into a care facility, but she also has to deal with another patient, a mute boy (Jacob Tremblay), who has gone missing. As her mental state continues to deteriorate, things take a shocking turn when a massive blizzard hits, leaving her even more isolated.
Watts is a good actress, and she brings what little is good here. The “twist” should be obvious to even the dullest of viewers, and the final portion of the movie devolves into suspense film cliche. .
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director Farren Blackburn
Writer Christina Hodson
Actors Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay
Country Canada, France, United States, India
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red Epic, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)