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Take Shelter

R| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) lives in a small Ohio town with his loving wife (Jessica Chastain) and hearing-impaired daughter (Tova Stewart). Though money is tight, he and his family are very happy. But then, Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an apocalypse that threatens them all. Rather than confiding in Samantha, he begins building a storm shelter in the backyard, and his strange behavior causes tension in their marriage and the surrounding community.

Cast: Michael Shannon , Jessica Chastain , Shea Whigham , Katy Mixon , Ray McKinnon , Lisagay Hamilton , Robert Longstreet , Kathy Baker

Director: Jeff Nichols

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Take Shelter (2011)

Release Date: September 30th, 2011|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • February 09, 2013 yk00000000137254
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    I give this film one star only because of the good acting. But the story I give negative 3 stars.

  • October 05, 2012 ascorpies
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    This was a thought provoking film about mental illness and I was left with a sense of dread afterwards. The last 10 minutes made the film for me because I felt all along that something bad was going to happen by the time the film ended.

  • February 14, 2012 cs00000000112284
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    I give it a two star rating for the acting only, which i thought was pretty good. i\'m not sure what this movie was supposed to do. i usually stick with a movie, even though i think it\'s boring until the end to see what happens. this is one of those i wish i\'d have turned off. i would not recommend this to anyone and personally don\'t understand why it has received high ratings.

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Michael Shannon on His 'Take Shelter' Rage, His 'Man of Steel' Rage and Meeting Bill Murray

Posted by
Mike Ryan on September 27, 2011

Michael Shannon is a fairly intense guy. Put it this way: When I asked Shannon about his almost trademark onscreen rage, he compared the emotion to Danny Glover in 'Lethal Weapon' -- and I had no...

Double Duty: 10 Stars With 2 Movies at TIFF

Posted by
Chris Chaberski on September 14, 2011

Promoting one film at a festival is hard enough, but two? These performers (and one producer) had their work cut out for them at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. From Shakespea...

Moviefone's Fall 2011 Preview Guide: Indies

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on September 3, 2011

After five days filled with upcoming wide releases, we've come to the end of our Fall Movie Preview and we're sending it off the indies. If big-budget blockbusters and popcorn fluff of Summer jus...

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