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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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Far away from the cruel world. [Scandinavian DVD.]

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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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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For playing the role of Samantha, Jessica Chastain was paid just $100 per day. See more »

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When Curtis has his seizure, the time on the nightstand clock changes from 2:23 to 2:30, and then back to 2:28 (which then changes to 2:29 on camera). See more »

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Curtis: [to daughter] No, no, no. Don't feed the dog, darling.
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Shelter
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A slow burner... But worth it!...
16 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

First of all I'll throw out a little praise for the guys that did the sound design. I only listened to it in stereo and it was nice to actually hear different sounds coming from the two main speakers. It's usually so badly mixed that it just sounds mono, but this was actually thought about and mixed properly (for a change); well done! Now on to the performances, well both Michael Shannon as Curtis and Jessica Chastain as Samantha were truly excellent; I found I could easily connect with both of their characters. They were ably supported by Shea Whigham as Curtis's workmate Dewart and Tova Stewart as their daughter Hannah.

The film has a very slow deliberate pace and time is taken to explore all of Curtis's actions. At one point he even sits down with Samantha and fully explains just what has been going on; his fears and frustrations and what he thinks might happen. It's a scene you would never usually get in a film of this type and I'm very glad to see it here. At first I found it quite hard to sympathise with Curtis, but as it went on and we knew more about his thoughts, I came around. It's a film I would certainly like to see again at some point; I'm sure there is much I missed. I know it won't be to everyone's taste, but for those that like this kind of thing I urge you to give it a look; you won't be disappointed.

SteelMonster's verdict: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

My score: 8.3/10

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.


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