Shutter Island (2010), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsly and Mark Ruffalo, is about US Marshal Teddy Daniels who arrives at Shutter Island Mental Facility to investigate the disappearance of one of the inmates. The story is set in 1954 (which means that everyone looks fabulous) and Teddy, a former soldier, is haunted by memories of German concentration camps as well as the ghost of his dead wife. As the investigation unfolds he realizes that there is something not quite right with the information he is given. Due to a storm he finds himself trapped on the island, will he solve the mystery and rid himself of his demons before it is too late?
Shutter Island has an intriguing and exiting story with interesting twists and turns. It also has an ending that can be interpreted in different ways. It is a highly esthetic film as well, with beautiful imagery and style. I would classify it as a drama-thriller; heartbreaking and mysterious at the same time.
This can also be classified as a boyfriend-friendly film, so pop some pop corn and snuggle up on the couch with that significant other and enjoy!