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Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

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Curtis, a father and husband, is starting to experience bad dreams and hallucinations. Assuming mental illness, he seeks medical help and counseling. However, fearing the worst, he starts building an elaborate and expensive storm shelter in their backyard. This storm shelter threatens to tear apart his family, threatens his sanity and his standing in the community, but he builds it to save his family's life. Written by napierslogs

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$52,041 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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$1,729,969 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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In the DVD commentary, Michael Shannon points out that the pills that Curtis takes are actually mint-flavored Tic Tacs. See more »

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Curtis and Shannon live in LaGrange, Ohio. However, Curtis's truck has Erie County tags on its license plates. LaGrange is in Lorain County, one county to the east. See more »

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Curtis: [to daughter] No, no, no. Don't feed the dog, darling.
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Essential Viewing for our Times
29 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hear it so much now. Our national discourse is rich with portent. "It's going to get worse before it gets better", "Something horrible is coming, you'll see", "Soon there will be riots". I'm told these things at conventions and while talking to my neighbors and at breakfast with my mother's old friends. Now Jeff Nichols takes an exhausted phrase in storytelling, ("There's a storm coming") and crafts out of it the movie of the moment. A dark, symbolic mapping of the last five years of the middle-class American experience that's bursting at the mental and financial seams. I have yet to see a finer artistic expression of the current existential crises we face. Michael Shannon is the Noah of our hour, plagued with calamitous visions and barely bearing up under the weight of constant anxiety. In fact, the whole endeavor is buried in quiet distress and prescience. And when the movie finally finds the heart to redeem it's long suffering protagonist, it is through the worst of all possible outcomes. Essential viewing for our times.


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