Shutter Island

Shutter Island (2010)

For the last few weeks, I’ve been interested with psychotic scenarios, cases and articles. It’s Billy Milligan’s put to blame. He stirred me to be interested with how mind malfunction, how mind can be out of control, how mind can be that affected and affect the daily lives of the people. So last night, there’s another round of movie marathon with my brothers and cousins. We’ve watched four movies straight.

Anyway, I bought a copy of Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo and this is adapted from Dennis Lehane’s psycho-thrilling book, The Shutter Island. It is about Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio), a US Marshall along with Chuck (Ruffalo) who went to Ashecliff Hospital for the insane located at the Shutter Island to investigate about a missing patient named Rachel Solando. It is explained to them by the psychiatrist Dr. Cawley that she disappeared and they mentioned that Rachel is instituionalized because she drowned her three children and she still believes that her children are still alive and at home. Since she is missing, Teddy is certain in finding her and she questioned everyone — the nurses, the psychiatrists, the workers and even Rachel’s fellow inmates. And Teddy is informed that Rachel’s Psychiatrist, Dr. Sheehan is on vacation. He became angry and searched for her the whole island. He found Rachel on a cave near a lighthouse and told that he’s been drugged and the doctors are conducting secretly inhumane experiments on patients.

Ugh. I want to cut this one out. The story is so long that I can’t tell them all here.

In the end, Teddy went to the Lighthouse and found Dr. Cawley there. Reality just came to him that he’s been staying in the island for TWO YEARS and he’s a patient. That he killed his wife and that he is Andrew, an anagram of his name (and who he believe who started the fire that killed his wife two years ago). Rachel Solando became a part of his fantasy. And his friend Chuck was actually Dr. Sheehan, a head psychiatrist in the island. Dr. Cawley and Dr. Sheehan played with Teddy a role-playing that he’s still a US marshall and etc.. to allow Teddy to live out his delusions.

I can’t fully explain it all here. JUST WATCH IT.

What I don’t like with this film is there are so many dead scenes (boring and too much talking that I don’t even understand) but the twist is sick, man, it made me say WHAT THE FUCK, he’s a patient after all.

Bookmarks: 3/5

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