Here's a great new poster for for the Jeff Nichols’s psychological drama Take Shelter which stars the amazing Michael Shannon. This movie was simply awesome, and Shannon deserves to win an oscar for his role in the film. In my opinion he's given the best performance of the year... so far. You can read my full review of the film here.
The story takes place in a small town in Ohio and follows a man named Curtis LaForche, played by Shannon. Curtis has a wife named Samantha and a deaf six-year-old daughter named Hannah. The family is in a very good and positive state until Curtis starts to have these terrifying realistic dreams and visions of a giant storm. The physical feelings from these dreams stay with him even after he wakes up. For example, in one of his dreams his dog bites him, and he feels the pain of the dog bite the rest of the day after he is awake. He doesn’t tell anybody about his dreams at first, because he feels he’s going insane. He starts to believe the visions he’s having mean something. He feels that a storm is coming, and he needs to prepare for it, so he becomes obsessed with building a storm shelter in his back yard. He’s trying his best to keep it together, but his life starts to unravel and fall apart. It ends up causing heavy problems with his marriage and the community in which he lives.
Here's the Synopsis:
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.
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.
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.
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