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Plot, Details & Awards

Take Shelter

Rated R for some language.

R In Theaters 09/30/2011 , 120min.
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Plot & Details

An Ohio family man experiences a series of disturbing visions that gradually begin to weigh on his marriage and community when he begins obsessively constructing a heavily fortified storm shelter. Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) has a good life. He lives in a beautiful house with his loving wife, Samantha (Jessica Chastain), and their deaf six-year-old daughter, Hannah (Tova Stewart), but begins to sense that something ominous is on the horizon when the dark clouds of swelling storms begin invading his dreams. Taciturn, Curtis refuses to discuss the dreams with anyone, but feels compelled to dig out a massive storm shelter with the help of a good friend (Shea Whigham). Meanwhile, as Samantha grows increasingly concerned with Curtis' erratic behavior, the local rumor mill begins to churn. Are Curtis' dreams a prophetic omen of things to come, or is he perhaps headed down the same dark road as his mother, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when she was approximately the same age that he is now?

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Picture Nominated
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Director Jeff Nichols Nominated
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Michael Shannon Nominated
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay Jeff Nichols Nominated
2011 Detroit Film Critics Society Breakthrough Performance Jessica Chastain Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Jeff Nichols Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Sophia Lin Won
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Michael Shannon Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Jessica Chastain Nominated

L.A. Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Actor - Runner-up Michael Shannon Won
2011 L.A. Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Won

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Won

New York Film Critics Online

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 New York Film Critics Online Breakthrough Performer Jessica Chastain Won
2011 New York Film Critics Online Top Ten Film of the Year Won
2011 New York Film Critics Online Best Actor Michael Shannon Won

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