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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Farren Blackburn
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Naomi Watts ... Mary
Oliver Platt ... Dr. Wilson
Charlie Heaton ... Stephen
Jacob Tremblay ... Tom
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 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.

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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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Italian censorship visa # 111575 delivered on 5 December 2016. See more »

Goofs

When Mary and Tom are on the boat dock, despite the weather being well below freezing, you can't see their breath. 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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"Shut In" is so weak movie!
22 March 2017 | by prolelolSee all my reviews

It's a psychological thriller film with scary moments and some jump scares in dream sequences. I'm not sure what good thing I'll say about this movie, but the story is really, really weak. No memorable quotes, weak twist and acting. It seems like they tried hard to make a movie like Orphan (2009) which is a strong psychological thriller. It's just a thriller without the thrill.

4/10.


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Country:

Canada | France | USA | India

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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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