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 mother, 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.
Doug is found dead outside the home with no explanation whatsoever, as he had already asked her earlier that day if she needed anything before he left. At that time, the son was in the chair, and the mother was in his room, so he wouldn't have had time to kill him on the way out. See more »
Hey. It's going to be okay.
Just tell me we're doing the right thing.
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]
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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Hush Little Baby
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Expected more but not totally disappointed
This was a good thriller. Not great. And not a horror. Naomi Watts plays her role well. The little boy is a great young actor, if you watched Room you'll recognize him. Some plots have definite holes. It's watchable once. Not a classic by any means. You may even guess the supposed twist ending.
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