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Take Shelter (2011)

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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

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Natasha Randall ...
Cammie
Ron Kennard ...
Russell
Scott Knisley ...
Lewis
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Jim
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Special Ed Teacher
Sheila Hullihen ...
Woman in Road
John Kloock ...
Man in Road
Marianna Alacchi ...
Bargain Hunter
Jacque Jovic ...
News Anchor
Bob Maines ...
Walter Jacobs
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Storyline

Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life. Written by napierslogs

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Far away from the cruel world. [Scandinavian DVD.]

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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10 November 2011 (Croatia)  »

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Atormentado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,041, 2 October 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,729,969, 18 March 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,099,314, 7 August 2012
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Trivia

Tova Stewart, the little girl who plays Hannah, is deaf in real life, and so are both her parents. See more »

Goofs

When Samantha is trying to sell a pillow to the woman in the market scene. Some extras can be seen from both sides of the market at the same time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Curtis: [to daughter] No, no, no. Don't feed the dog, darling.
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: 50/50 (2011) See more »

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Shelter
Written & Performed by Ben Nichols
Copyright 2010 Empty Roard Music (ASCAP)
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A plodding and melodramatic yawner.
18 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

Michael Shannon plays 35 year old Curtis, working man and father of one. As we follow the lives of him and his family members, Curtis starts to suffer from apocalyptic dreams and visions. Is Curtis becoming delusional or are these visions the forebodingness of something really waiting to happen. The trouble is, after 40 minutes, you couldn't care less either way.

The script is weak and predictable to the extreme, there is no character development and the scenes that eventually make up the story is mostly filler consisting of the most grating dramatic clichés. There's not one bit of dialog that even remotely stands out nor do any of the performances which can't be considered a surprise given the blandness of the characters.

The current rating for this film does not give fair representation of the quality and entertainment value it carries. Doing a quick recalculation based on the more current reviews/ratings on this and other websites, the movie, in reality, scores a meager 6.1

And in my humble opinion, that's still being extremely generous.


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