Take Shelter

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Take Shelter Movie Trailer. Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) and Jessica Chastain star in the psychological drama. See the movie trailer for 'Take Shelter'. 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.

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  • Release Date: September 30, 2011 (NY/LA)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Director: Jeff Nichols
  • Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
  • Official Website: TakeShelterFilm.com
  • Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Whigham, Katy Mixon, Kathy Baker, Ray Mckinnon, Lisagay Hamilton, Robert Longstreet
  • Running Time: 2 hrs.
  • MPAA Rating: (R) for some language.

Plot Details

Curtis LaForche lives in a small Ohio town with his wife Samantha and six-year-old daughter Hannah, who is deaf. Curtis makes a modest living as a crew chief for a sand-mining company. Samantha is a stay-at-home mother and part-time seamstress who supplements their income by selling handmade wares at the flea market each weekend. Money is tight, and navigating Hannah's healthcare and special needs education is a constant struggle. Despite that, Curtis and Samantha are very much in love and their family is a happy one.

Then Curtis begins having terrifying dreams about an encroaching, apocalyptic storm. He chooses to keep the disturbance to himself, channeling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm shelter in their backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds Samantha, and provokes intolerance among co-workers, friends and neighbors. But the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within the community doesn't compare to Curtis' private fear of what his dreams may truly signify.

Faced with the proposition that his disturbing visions signal disaster of one kind or another, Curtis confides in Samantha, testing the power of their bond against the highest possible stakes.

Movie Trailers

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Take Shelter – HD Movie Trailer
QuickTime / iTunes: Movie Trailer

Take Shelter – Movie Trailer (Flash)

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