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Release Date: September 30th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2012

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

Production Co: Strange Matter Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Wife, Daughter, Hospital, Emotional, 2010s, Family, Love, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A riveting genre blend of thriller, domestic drama and supernatural horror propelled by a brilliant lead performance. show more

  • A dazzling piece of filmmaking, and much of the dazzle - as well as the anguished darkness - comes from Adam Stone's cinematography, which expresses the swirling state of Curtis's mind with richly varied flavors of light. show more

  • Take Shelter, which, it should be said, boasts haunting but seamless visual effects, is a movie for this moment in time, this moment in our lives. show more

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