Movie House Memories

Take Shelter (2011)

Episode #58

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released Take Shelter to theaters on November 10, 2011. Jeff Nichols directed the film starring Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, and Shea Whigham.

‘Take Shelter’ Plot Synopsis

In Take Shelter, a series of apocalyptic visions plagues Curtis LaForche who lives in small Ohio town with his wife, Samantha, and six-year-old daughter Hannah. 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 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.

At first, Curtis keeps his visions to himself; channeling his anxiety into the obsessive building of a storm shelter in their backyard. Soon, his inexplicable behavior concerns Samantha, and provokes intolerance among co-workers, friends, and neighbors. However, the strain on his marriage and tension within the community doesn’t compare to Curtis’ inner fear of what his dreams might 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.

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Sony Pictures Classics released Take Shelter to theaters on November 10, 2011. Jeff Nichols directed the film starring Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, and Shea Whigham.

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  1. Did any of you see Jeff Nichols’ film from last year, Midnight Special? Was on a few top 10 lists. Might be a good choice for concessions.

    1. A few reviews of A Quiet Place have mentioned similarities with this film, which I can see. Y’all should check it out(maybe do a concessions..)

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