Picture from Shutter Island
Overall C+

Set on the remote Shutter Island, in a 1954 mental hospital for the criminally insane, this movie follows the journey of Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio). When the ambitious US marshal eagerly accepts an assignment to investigate the disappearance of one of the institution's patient/inmates, he unexpectedly places his own freedom and sanity in jeopardy.

Violence D+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: R for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity.

Talk to your kids about…

Shutter Island

Why do you think this movie is set in the early 1950s? How would modern technology, like cell phones, change the way this script would be written?

How does confinement (in this case, an island) work to intensify the situation? Can you think of other movies or stories that also use this as a tool?