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?
Disc #1 -- Take Shelter 1. Scene 1 [6:43] 2. Scene 2 [8:02] 3. Scene 3 [6:14] 4. Scene 4 [8:06] 5. Scene 5 [6:23] 6. Scene 6 [7:39] 7. Scene 7 [5:53] 8. Scene 8 [8:15] 9. Scene 9 [4:45] 10. Scene 10 [7:06] 11. Scene 11 [8:46] 12. Scene 12 [5:37] 13. Scene 13 [1:18] 14. Scene 14 [9:17] 15. Scene 15 [8:25] 16. Scene 16 [8:11]
Disc #1 -- Take Shelter Play Movie Subtitles English English SDH French Subtitles: Off Scene Selections Special Features Commentary With Jeff Nichols & Michael Shannon: On/Off Behind The Scenes Of Take Shelter Q&A With Michael Shannon & Shea Whigwham Deleted Scenes Play All Second Counselor Session Picnic Table Theatrical Trailer Previews
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Michael Shannon delivers an outstanding performance as Curtis, a working class Midwesterner overcome by a disturbing, foreboding sense of impending doom in “Take Shelter,” a menacingly brilliant film in which every scene intensifies the mounting tension of Curtis’ life. As horrific dreams disturb Curtis, we witness his devoted wife Samantha (played, in another astounding performance, by Jessica Chastain, who seems to be cornering the market on suffering middle-class wife roles) desperately trying to maintain some sense of normality in their lives by selling her wares at a swap meet and taking care of their young deaf daughter. Curtis witnesses coming storms that only he seems to see. He begins exhibiting bizarre behavior that threatens his relationship with his wife, jeopardizes his job, and undermines his credibility in the community. Writer-director Jeff Nichols masterfully weaves a complex tale of one man’s apparent mental collapse and its consequences on those around him—but strong undercurrents of uncertainty permeate throughout this film. Is Curtis really losing his mind? Are his visions and dreams really omens of what is to come? Never before have I rooted so hard for a character’s sanity. The tension mounts to an almost unbearable climax—only to yield to a truly remarkable final scene. See this movie—it is a powerful and majestic work of cinematic art.