I was compelled to purchase the sequel because the first movie was enjoyable. This was such a predictable movie. Selective mutism is just that "selective". In my 33 years of practice as a speech pathologist, I have treated many selectively mute children. I am not aware in my practice, or in the literature of any cases in which the selectively mute child does not speak at home to those whom they feel comfortable. It is an anxiety based condition. Not speaking at all, as well as speaking selectively would be treated using a team approach, not only with a psychiatrist or psychologist. This boy's inability to speak was associated with post traumatic stress disorder. Aside from failing to research the communication disorder thoroughly, something which drives the movie, was the beginning of my dislike for it. In addition it was so predictable. The characters were stiff and played as caricatures more than having any depth. The dialogue to me was stilted. Any time I read, or do other things while watching a movie, the movie has failed to capture my attention. Doesn't compare to the first movie.