Take Shelter was my number one favorite film this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and I'm sure it will end up being on my top 10 favorite films of 2011 list at the end of the year. This movie was incredible, and Michael Shannon gave a performance to the level greatness as Edward Norton gave in American History X and Daniel Day-Lewis in pretty much everything he's done. Shannon and this film simply blew me away.
Here's the films Synopsis:
Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can’t compare with Curtis’s privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify.
Here's a little excerpt from my review:
Shannon intensely explodes on screen in this film, giving an Academy Award winning performance. This movie sealed Shannon’s place as one of my favorite actors working in Hollywood today, joining the ranks of Daniel Day Lewis, Edward Norton, and Tom Hanks. Shannon is simply incredible, and I really hope to see him get more leading role offers after this film. He gives such an extraordinarily intense performance.
I loved the intensity of this movie. You have no idea what is really going on, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat, and it always keeps you guessing. This all leads up to one of the best and most satisfying endings in a film that I’ve seen in a very long time.
I absolutely loved this movie. I honestly couldn’t ask for anything better. It was a pitch-perfect film, and it is one that you have to see when it gets a theatrical release. I’d like to see this one go all the way to the Academy Awards next year, just like last year's Sundance hit Winter’s Bone did. Take Shelter is a movie masterpiece.
No release date has been set yet, but watch the trailer below and tell us what you think! I'm excited to read your reactions for this one.
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