Shut In (2022) - full transcript

When a young mother is barricaded inside a pantry by her violent ex-boyfriend, she must use ingenuity to protect her two small children from escalating danger while finding an escape.

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- Lainey.
- I'm coming, mama.

Where have you been?

I told you I need to see you
at all times, do you understand me?


Mama, I got you an apple.
It's a good one.

Come on. Get inside.

I told you not to unlock this,
didn't you hear me?

I have to pack up and I don't want you
running around up there all by yourself.

And stop getting apples.
We don't need them.

He can join his friends in there.

Mommy, it was for you. Eat it.


That's not the one.

- This one?
- No.

Are you kidding me?


I'll get the baby.

No, Lainey. I got him, you know the rules.

Yes, ma'am.

Yes, ma'am.

Well, I'm gonna take off tonight,
so the kids gonna sleep most of the way.

Well, I'm mostly done,
I just need to finish

cleaning up the pantry
and pack up the rest to the car.

Everything else is clean.

Yes, ma'am.

I did. Yes, ma'am.

I already started looking
for job postings.

So it won't be long
before I could start paying the rent.

We really appreciate the help.


There is no chance of that happening.


I'm clean since rehab. I told you.

Hush, baby, I'm on the phone
to auntie Claire.

Do you want me to take a test?

I just used my last minute, so…

I will take a test
if that's what you need.



Come on!



What do you need?

I have to pee.

Okay. Come on. Go to the bathroom.
Let's go. Come on.

♪ A-B-C-D-E-F-G ♪

♪ H-I-J-K-I-…P

It's L-M-N-O-P, Lainey.


Are you almost done?


Well, can you hurry up, please?

So much fun as it is to wipe your butt.

I got other things to do.

Keep practicing those ABC's.

You almost got them perfect.

Still leaking.


That's a bad word.

You're right.

I'm sorry.

Nana said that it is the baddest word.

Well, Nana's dead.

I'm done.


Can be enough to get us there.♪♪

- Mama.
- What, baby?

Daddy's dead like Nana?

No, baby.

Daddy's not dead.

Nana said he's bad.

No, baby. No.

Daddy's not bad, okay?

He's not bad. He's just…

He's sick.

Just like mama was sick.

Mommy's not bad.

But I got better.

'Cause I love my little monkeys
too much to stay sick.

I'm not a monkey. I'm a girl.


You are a lovely little monkey.

What's that?

The rest of our food.

We'll eat it during the trip.

I got Animal Crackers in here.

I don't wanna leave Nana's house.

There's no jobs around here.

And I don't have any money for Texas.

Or anything else.

I could sell apples for money.

The apples are rotten, Lane.


Oh, shit!


Lainey, come here!

Where are my apples, mommy?

Lainey, listen…

I need you to open the door.

Okay? You just turn that little latch
real hard.

And it's rusted a little bit,
so you need to use your muscles.

Mommy, where are my apples?

They're bad, Lane.
Please, just open the door.

Did you throw them outside?

Baby, we can pick more apples, okay?

But mommy needs your help.

Can you help me?

It's hard to turn, so make sure
it's going the right way.

Are the apples sick?

They're bad, Lane.
They're not worth saving.


Stay in back!



Lainey, are you there?

Yes, mama.

Unlock the front door

and go to the red box on the porch.

Open it up

and bring me a long metal tool.

One that has kind of
a little X on the end.

A tool?


Just bring me what you can.

The red box on the porch.

Bring me anything from inside of it.

- Okay, baby?
- Okay.

Here you go, mama.

Good job.

Now try to get one
just like this but with an X, okay?


Oh, God.


Did you find the tool?

Someone's here.

Who's here?

Daddy, he took the red box.

Is the front door locked like I told you?

Daddy's leaving.

Lainey, go outside and get him. Run.

Got yourself locked in here again, Jess?

Why I'm not surprised.


This is yours.


I'm just kidding.

Calm down, Jess. Hey.

You're hanging out with Sammy?

I needed a place to stay.

You could've stayed here if you'd passed
the drug test, you know that.

Hey, small fry, you're so biggie.

How old are you?

- Lainey.
- I'm not a fry, I'm a girl.

Lainey, come here.

Come here, baby.

Come on, let's go to the kitchen.

Just go finish your sandwich, okay, baby?

Hey, sweetie.

You tracked dirt
all over the floor, dammit.


Where's the little guy?

He's upstairs taking a nap
before the trip.

I don't wanna wake him.

So, Texas, huh?

I can't afford to stay here.

Can't afford it. Too expensive.

Your grandma didn't leave anything?

Like money.

No. No, just the house.


You're both high.

So you should go.

Nah, I think this is good for us.

I'm glad you asked me.

This is our chance to talk.

Talk about what?

I figured out our problem, Jess.

You think you're too good for me.

No. No. I don't. I don't.

I just got help.

You can too, you know.
We have kids.

You brought Sammy here?

You know what he did
to that little girl.

You're always paranoid about that stuff.
It's called projection.

What did I do, Jessica?

Nothing, I was talking to Rob.

What'd I do?

Say it.

I was talking to Rob, okay?
I don't know.

You said my name.

Tell me what I did.

Go ahead, tell me what I did.
What'd I do?

I wasn't talking to you,
I was taking to Rob.


I've a lot to do, okay?

Thank you for getting me out
and I'll call you when we get there, okay?

Oh, she's so busy, Rob. She's so busy.

I think you've just been dismissed, buddy.

I'm tired of getting dismissed by you,
you know that?

I mean. These are my kids, too.


You haven't changed.

You're still weak and needy.

What would've happened to you if I hadn't
gotten you out of that pantry?

Out here in the boondocks.
Miles from the nearest neighbor?

You're right.

I'm sorry.

She's lying.

You're a liar.

She's not sorry. She's a liar.


Yeah, you just pretend
I wasn't here, Jess.

I'll tell you what
you don't have to pretend.

I'll put things back the way they were
before I got here.

Rob, stop!

This is you without me.

Stop! Don't! Don't!

Rob, let me go!

Rob, let me go!


This is you without me!

Always saving your sorry ass!

Rob, no!

Rob, let me out.

Rob, what are you doing?

…you are learning.

- Mommy, are you in there?
- Lainey.

Go upstairs to my bedroom
and lock the door.

It's a little button on the door.
You turn it. Do you understand?

Why are you in there?

Just go now!

Go now!

Good girl.


Please let me out. Please.

What are you doing?

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God!

You put a nail through my hand,
you asshole!

Here's the deal, Jess.

You got a lot of time in there to think.

You've gotten a little too full
of yourself.

Rob, you're high.

You're not thinking straight.
Don't do this.


Should I grab the kids?

We need to bring them to my place.

Don't you touch my kids, you asshole!


He's a child molester.

Lainey, lock the door. Turn the button.


Please don't let him touch our kids.

Please leave them. Please.

Careful with this.

It's pharmaceutical grade.

I'll come back when you're back
to your old self.



Don't take the kids. Please leave them.



Lainey, are you there?

Mommy loves you.





Lainey, is that you? Are you here?

Mommy, why are you in there?

I got stuck again.

Lainey, where's Mason. Is he okay?

He's sleeping.

I pushed the button on the door and sang
ABC's to him until he fell asleep.

You did a good job, Lane.


Lainey, listen very carefully.

I need you to go lock the front door.

You already know how to unlock it.

You just turn that little
metal thing the other way.


I turned the lock.

You're a smart girl, Lane.



What did Daddy do to the door.
Can you tell me what you see?

Daddy messed it up. It's broken.

I know, baby.
But what did he nail over it?

All of the Nana's wood.♪♪

The two-by-fours.



Lainey, listen.

My purse…

No. Not my purse.

My cellphone

is on the floor in the living room.

I need you to go get it and bring it here.

Mommy, please come out.

I need to call 911. Just go get my phone.

What's 911?

Just get the phone, please.

Are you sure you looked everywhere?

It was on the floor.

Mommy, I can't find it.

And my purse is gone too. You sure?

It's not there.

He took it.


Mommy. Come out. I have to pee.
You need to come with me.

Lainey, listen.

It's time for Mason's bottle.
There's one in the fridge.

And he needs his diaper changed too.

And Mommy can't help him.

Mommy I have to pee.

Then go pee.

I can't go with you,
I'm stuck in the pantry.

I miss Nana, I want Nana.

I'm sorry, baby.

I'm sorry.

Mommy wasn't nice.

I miss Nana too.

But we have to take of each other now.


Sorry, Mommy. Please don't get mad.



Mommy, Mason pooped.

You waited till now?

Okay, Lainey.

You remember how Mommy does it.

You take the wipes from the diaper bag.

Use those to clean him.

Then throw those away with the diaper
and wash your hands after.

You got it?

I know what to do.

And he's heavy, okay? He's not a doll.

I know.

Mommy. I'm hungry.

I finished it.

I'm gonna need you to feed
Mason now, okay?

There's a plastic spoon is a diaper bag.

Use that to feed the baby.

And make sure you sit him up, okay?

Mommy, I'm still hungry and I'm thirsty.

You can drink water from the sink.

Just use the cup there.

I don't like water. I want juice.

I packed up all our food
and juice boxes in the car.

And we need the keys.

And they're in my purse.

And you shouldn't be drinking juice
all the time anyway. It's bad for you.

I'm thirsty for juice.

Drink water.

Don't let him choke.

Sit him up, do you hear me?

Mommy. Mommy, wake up.

It's time for bed, Lane.

No. Please come out. I'm scared.

I can't get out, baby. You know that.

Or else I'd come tuck you in.

You can get out.
You just need to try harder.

I'm trying my best.

A monster's gonna grab me.

There's no monsters, Lane.

It's in the dark.

Mason needs you.

He's all alone.

I wanna stay here with you.

It's cold down here.

The heat's on upstairs.

Just shove a towel under the window
where it won't shut.

Put on towels.♪♪

I'm not cold.

It's just per one night.

I'll be out tomorrow.

Daddy will come back.

Daddy's bad.

Just go to bed, baby.


Go on.


All done.

Good girl.

Okay, time to feed Mason.

Be careful, okay?

Here you go.




- Lainey.
- Yes, mama.

When the baby falls asleep
I need your help.


Here you go.

That won't work, Lane.

I need something metal.

A tool. So I can chip away the wood.

It's a strong stick.

Keep looking.

Mommy can't break through a wall
with a green crayon, Lane.

You know that.

I need something hard.

I need something metal.
I told you that already.

I'm sorry, Lainey.

I'm sorry for yelling at you.

You're doing the best job. You really are.

I'm a bad mom.


I just didn't know how to do it.
I never learned.

And you don't know this, but…

I was just too young when you came around

and I wasn't ready for all of this.

And then…

I left you alone for so long
when I was sick.

I messed up real bad.

But I'm trying.

Just promise me that you

not gonna grow up…

And hate me, like I hated my mom.


Lainey, are you here?


Who's here, Lane?

Answer me.

I found it under the leaf,
it's Daddy's tool.

He lost it.

Good job, baby, you did it.

This is exactly what I needed.

I did it.

You're a good girl, Lane. I love you.

I'm gonna take care of Mason.

I'm gonna get out of here.

Just sit tight.


You there?

I'm almost done.

Maybe few more hours
and I can crawl out of the house.

What's going on up there?



What happened?

I dropped the baby.

Oh, God! Oh, God!

I was trying to crawl down the stairs.

- Mommy, I'm sorry.
- It's okay. It's okay.

It's okay. It's okay.

You need to pick him up and hold him
until he stops crying.

He's alone and he's scared right now.

He wants milk, but it's all gone.

You need to make him a bottle.

You remember how Mommy does it?
It's three scoops of formula.

The powder is in the can.

You fill it up with water,
put a nipple on tight and shake it.


You can do it.


Almost there.

I can do this.

It's gonna be fine.


Mommy, someone's here.

Who's here?

Is it Daddy?

It's that man who called my a fry.


Lainey, please tell me
you locked the front door.

He's coming in.



Anybody home?

Lainey, run upstairs to the bedroom
and lock the door.

Maybe that man can get you out.

He's bad, Lane. Run!


Anybody home?

Little girl?


Where's Rob.

Is he with you?

Rob is busy.

So I thought I'd come in

babysit for you.

We don't need a babysitter.

I'm fine.

Please leave my house.

You really like to dismiss people,
don't you, Jessica?

You know…

Your daughter…

She's very pretty.

Very pretty.

Where is she?

Is she upstairs?

Rob's gonna be pretty pissed
at you if you mess with his kids.

…go upstairs, Jessica.
Is that where she is?

Stay away from them!

Rob owes me money.

And I'm here to collect
the payment, Jessica.

No, stop! Wait! Wait!

Little girl?

Little girl? Where are you?



I have Rob's meth.

It's yours, I haven't used it.

I got probably three grams down here.

Come on, don't let it go to waste.
Rob just gonna take it back.

He gave you three grams?

- And he owes me money?
- Yeah.

And it's all yours, if you want it.
It's all yours.


Send it under the door.

- Go ahead.
- Let me out.

And it's all yours.

Let you out.

No can do, Jessica. No.

I don't get involved in domestic dispute.

Well, call the police.

Or let me use your phone, please.

Not calling the police.

Not getting you out.

Send it under the door, Jessica.

If I give you the meth
will you leave us alone?

You have to leave the house.
And you can't go back.

Of course, Jessica. I'll go. I'll leave.

You have my word.

Put in under the door.


Put it under the door, Jessica.

- Jessica.
- Sorry, I just…

I'm injured.

I'm too weak to get close enough.

Reach under the door
and I'll drop it in your hand.

You sound fine to me, Jessica.

Just push it under the door.

I can't reach that far.

Push it under the door, Jessica.

I'm stuck over here on the other end,
I can't move much.

Have you tried it yet?

Rob said it's good stuff.

If you can't decide I'm gonna dump it out.

Hey. Hey, hold on.


Where is it?

Can you reach my hand?



Just can you stretch out
a little bit more?

Okay, that's as far as I can go.

Can you reach my hand?

I can just reach it.

Okay. Drop it in my hand.

Here it comes.


Jessica? What have you done?

Take it out! Take it out, you bitch!

What did you do to me?

I'm getting out of here.
I swear. I'll leave now.

- You'll get out when I get out.
- Take it out. I'm so scared.

Keep your other hand out of her
or I will cut it off!

I've got your kids.
Now free me, you whore.♪♪

Get it out of my hand!

Get it out of my hand, you bitch!

Get it out!

What did you do? Get it out!

Get it out! Get it out now!


Please. Okay. Okay.


Take it out. Take it out.

What are you doing in there?

It smells like liquor.


No liquor, doc?

You little bitch!

I'll kill you.

Jessica, please.

Let go.

I was freezing.

There's a storm coming in.

I just heard on the news
it's gonna be freezing.


I get cold. I get cold easy.

I don't like the cold weather.

You left my front door open.

I hope you freeze to death.


What did you say?

You hope I freeze to death?

Oh, you hope I freeze to death?

Hope? You hope I freeze to death?

You're an idiot.

People who use hope are desperate.

They're desperate people.
Weak people.

Shut up.

I heard you went to rehab, Jessica.

Oh, yeah, Rob told me.
He told me all about it.

Oh, yeah. Jessica went through rehab.

Did they teach you hope at the rehab?

That's what they taught you?
They taught you to hope?

Right after they tool all of your money.

Oh, yeah. I know that routine, Jessica.

I went through rehab.

Oh, yeah.

I was clean and sober

for a long time, Jessica.

I got a job.

I took college courses.

I even filed a tax return.

And then,

After my mother died…

I realized that

No one in the whole world…

Gave a shit about me anymore.

That's what they didn't teach me in rehab.

They didn't tell me when I got sober

that I would go back
to the same miserable life

I used drugs to get away from.


You still got the three grams
in there with you?


You ain't gonna last long, Jessica.

- Stop talking to me.
- You know it. I know it.

You know something?

I can smell the weakness from here.

I can smell it.

The stink from weakness.

You and I…

We understand.

I don't molest little girls. I hate you!

And I hate everyone like you!

How many people do you know

like me, Jessica?

Did somebody touch you?

You were a little girl?

But their hands on you, Jessica,
when you were a little girl.

- Stop talking to me! Stop talking to me!
- Little Jess.

Did you like it?

I said stop talking to me!

Please, Jessica. Please.

It's freezing in here.

I'm cold.

I'm cold.

What are you doing, Jessica?

I'm getting out.

You'll scratch your way out
like a little mouse?

You know I…

I wasn't gonna hurt you.

- Or your kids.
- Yeah, right.

I like it.

I'm not a bad guy.

You're a monster.


Power's outage, top bitch.

- Lainey.
- Mommy.

Lainey! Lainey!

Lainey, stay upstairs,
do not come down here!

- Mama.
- Lainey!

Lainey! Go back!

Go back upstairs, do not come down here!

- Mommy, are you in there?
- Lane...

- Lainey run! Run away!
- Mommy.

I got her! I got her!

Take it out!

Don't hurt her! Don't hurt her!

Take it out now or I'll crush her leg.♪♪

I'll pull it out. Do not hurt her!

Mommy he got me!

Hold on. I need to find
a way to get it out!

Mommy, help!

Okay, hold on.

Dammit! What are you doing?
What are you doing?

What are you doing?

Put it out!

Run, Lainey! Run!

Get away from him!

What did you do?

Lainey, run!

- Lainey!
- Stop! Put it out now!

Now! Put it out!

Put it out! Put it out!

Please! Please!

Put it out!


Let me know you're okay.

Put a blanket on a baby.

"The Lord is my shepherd,
I lack nothing."

"Watch out for false prophets."

They come to you in sheep's clothing,

but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

By their fruit you will recognize them.

Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes,

or figs from thistles?

Likewise, every good tree
bears good fruit,

but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,

and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.

Every tree that does not bear good fruit
is cut down and thrown into the fire.

"Thus, by their fruit
you will recognize them."









What good is this to me now?


You're alive, Sammy?




Mason, I'm coming.

Lainey, I'm out of the pantry now.
Come on in!

Mommy! Mommy!


Mama's here.

Let me get a look at you.

Let me look at you.

Mama's here, Mason.

Come here, Mason.

Mommy's here. Hello.

You did a good job.

You did such a good job. Thank you.

Thank you. You did so good.

Mama, I'm hungry.

Can I have Animal Crackers, now?

They're in the car, remember?


Hold Mason, okay?♪♪
Good girl. Good girl.

Thank you. Keep him warm. Thank you.

Mommy, I'm hungry.

Mama, I wanna go back inside.

Come on. Come here.

Come here.

I'm cold.

Hold your brother.

Hold him tight, baby.
Hold your brother. Hold him.

Come on. Come on. Let's go.

The Animal Crackers.

Leave it. Leave it.

Come on, baby. Let's go.

Staying here is dangerous.
Come on. Let's go, come on.

Can I have Animal Crackers now?


I'm gonna go get them.

Okay, here.

You take Mason, okay?

You got him?

Hold him tight.

And keep him warm, baby.



Lainey, let me in!






Sit down! Sit down!

No, no!

Let them go!

Stop crying! Stop crying!

Mommy's here!

Let them go, please!

Please. Please. Please, let them go.

I said please 12 times, Jessica!

Remember? Please? Please?

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Please. Please. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

- Let them go!
- Mommy? You want Mommy?

You want Mommy?

Mommy, I wanna go.

- Just sit tight, okay, baby?
- What did you do to my hand?

Stop! Stand there! Don't move!

The meth is still in the pantry,
downstairs, you can have it, okay?

You can have it. Just let them go.


There's money in there, too.
There's like a thousands of...

There's a lot of money.
It's my grandma's money...

You can have it, just...
Just give me the baby.

I'm gonna cut your baby!

- Stop! Stop! Let them go!
- Don't cry.

Don't cry. Don't cry.

Please, just please stop.
Please let them go.

Don't move! Move again and I'll cut him!

Drop the knife, Sammy.
Drop the knife!

What the hell are you doing
here with my kids?

That bitch put a screwdriver
through my hand...

I don't wanna hear it now.
Drop the knife!

- She put a screwdriver through my hand!
- Drop the knife, man! Drop it!

You owe me money, Rob!
You owe me money!

Drop the knife on the floor!
Drop the knife!

- All right. It's down. It's down.
- Drop the knife!

It's down.

That's good.

Let go off my kids. That's good.
Don't worry, baby. You go with mom.

You didn't answer my question.

- Look what she did to my hand.
- What're you doing here with my kids?

- What, are you some kind of pedophile?
- You owe me money!

What is that?

The tree branch fell, baby.

Jessica, where are you going off to?

Thank you for coming back.

I just wanna get the kids outta here.

I just need my car keys.

The kids are safe.

Sammy won't hurt them now.
I took care of it.

- Come on.
- So…

Was this about your Nana's money?

I think that was easier
to pull up than to take down.

I need to get the kids to the doctor.

Well, they look fine to me.

Don't be such a helicopter parent.

They're hungry. We need to eat.
It's freezing. And my hand is infected.

Yeah, uh…

Looks like you had a little fun in here.

I didn't. I'm still clean.

Holy shit, you weren't lying.

Holy shit balls!

Fuck! Baby.

Do you know what this will buy us?

You can take it, okay?
Just have all of it.

Just go and leave us alone.

You never shot it?

Wanna try?

Come on, we'll do it together.



Yeah, I'm ready, let's do it.

There's food out in the car.
I wanna feed the kids first.

We should eat something too.

It's important to eat or we'll get sick.
You know that.


Yeah. All right. Let's eat first.

I'll get the food, you stay here.

Can I have some?

No, baby.

This is for Daddy.

He's bringing our food in from the car.

Daddy's bad.

Yeah. He is.

Jess, you're ready?

I've got some better stuff here.

I just picked it up on my way over.

Better than what you gave me.

You said it was pharma-great.

Yeah, well, I was wrong.

That shit's got heavy.
I took one hit and lost it pretty bad.

That's why I got here so like…

So it wasn't my fault.

I'm glad you didn't take it.

I'm sticking to crystals for now.

I'm not hungry, don't worry about it.

You need to eat first.

You saw the way Sammy was,
just wasted away.

You have to make yourself eat.

Even when you don't feel like it.


Yeah, you're right.

- Thanks.
- You're welcome.

That's good.

What is this crap?

Looks like little old crap, you know?

It's my Nana's apple butter.

Eat up.

Can we do that in the living room, please?

I don't want the kids to see.

Yeah, sure.

Your turn.


I'm not ready yet.

I'll do it later.

No way.

Come on, we're doing this together.

Hurry up.

I got one more hit in this needle.

Well, I wanna clean needle.

You tie yourself off.

It's for your own good.

Hey. Hey.

I don't wanna hurt you, Jess.

I never did.

Come on.

My hand is hurt.

Come here.


Get up and tie yourself off
before I shoot you in your face!

That's right.

Come on.

Go ahead and kill me.

Tie yourself off!

Hey. Hey.

Where are you going, Jess?

Where are you going, Jessica?

Where are you going, Jess?

Get back here!

Come on, Jess!

Why are you running away from me, huh?

I'm gonna stick this needle
in your arm. I'm doing it.

Shit, you gotta make this
so hard on yourself?

You got to rehab one time.

You think you're better than everyone
and you cut me out like I'm nothing?

Like I said,

the only problem between us is that
you think that you're better than me.

But you're not.

All right? We're the same.

We're the same.


You're OD'ing.

What'd you give me, Jess?

I gave you three grams
of your shitty-cut meth.

The stuff that you locked me up with.

While my babies cold and alone.

And in danger.

And I was rotting away
in the fucking pantry.

You're nothing!

I'm not nothing.

I'll break you, Jess.


Oh, really? Oh, really?

Mommy, I got you an apple, it was hiding.

You did? Let's take a look at it.
Come here.


I got some good news.

Cafe in town ordered 20 jars
of Nana's apple butter.

They gonna put it
on their pecan waffles.

- Isn't that cool?
- Is it good? Is it good?

Is the apple good?


Just one little brown spot here.

We cut it out.

These are good parts, remember?

Okay, baby, let's practice
the ABC's, okay?


♪ A-B-C-D-E-F-G ♪

♪ H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P ♪

♪ Q-R-S ♪

♪ T-U-V ♪

♪ W-X-Y-Z ♪

"If the apples have turned don't throw
them out unless they're completely rotten.

Otherwise, cut out the bad spots
and keep the good parts.

Not many people know this secret,

but these apples
make the best apple butter."