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"SHUT IN"
(2016) (Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Thriller: A clinical psychologist fears she is losing her mind while caring for her near-comatose stepson while possibly being terrorized by another young boy.
PLOT:
Mary (NAOMI WATTS) is a clinical psychologist living in rural Maine. Tragedy has struck her life recently when a car accident claimed the life of her husband and rendered her stepson, Stephen (CHARLIE HEATON), brain-damaged and near comatose. She cares for him out of her home, which also doubles as an office for her counseling practice.

Her specialty is helping emotionally disturbed and troubled children and teens. One of her patients is a nine-year-old, hearing impaired boy named Tom (JACOB TREMBLAY), who eventually runs away from his care facility to hide in her garage. He then runs away from Mary and disappears altogether.

Not long after, Mary starts having nightmares and visions of the boy stalking her in her own home and of Stephen walking around. Her therapist, Dr. Wilson (OLIVER PLATT), believes she is suffering from sleep deprivation and counsels her via video chat. Meanwhile, she shares an attraction with Doug (DAVID CUBITT), the father of one of her patients. With plans to send Stephen to a care facility, she hopes to move on. But will she let herself? Or is there someone really stalking her?

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens may have some interest due to the PG-13 rating and the presence of Charlie Heaton of "Stranger Things" in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For terror and some violence/bloody images, nudity, thematic elements, and brief strong language.


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