Mary is also disturbed and feeling guilty as the task of looking after Stephen is tiring her out, and she is planning to put him in a home. There must be a link between Tom’s condition and him being brought to a psychologist, but the film doesn’t bother with it. There is so much potential here, but it’s incomprehensible the direction the film eventually decides to take. She is having dreams where she sees herself drowning Stephen in the bath-tub, and locking him out in the snow. Shut In movie director: Farren Blackburn
Shut In movie cast: Naomi Watts, Oliver Pratt, Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay, Stars 1
Teenage sons, distraught mothers, clinical psychologists, and Naomi Watts have rarely had it so bad. And persist with, even when Mary’s clinical capabilities are put into serious question by how many clues she missed. Mary (Watts) is taking care of her 18-year-old son, Stephen (Charlie Heaton), all alone ever since he was paralysed from the neck down following an accident that killed her husband. Written by Shalini Langer
| New Delhi |
Published:November 18, 2016 6:17 pm
Shut In movie review: There is so much potential in this Naomi Watts film, but its incomprehensible. That presence mostly centres around a young boy, Tom (Jacob Tremblay), partially hearing impaired, who had been brought to her care in her capacity as a clinical psychologist. It’s been six months in a snow-bound, desolate New England home, and Mary has started believing there is a presence in the house.