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FULL SYNOPSIS

An Ohio family man experiences a series of disturbing visions that gradually begin to weigh on his marriage and community when he begins obsessively constructing a heavily fortified storm shelter. Curtis LaForche ([[Performer~P516240~Michael Shannon~michaelshannon]]) has a good life. He lives in a beautiful house with his loving wife, Samantha ([[Performer~P470479~Jessica Chastain~jessicachastain]]), and their deaf six-year-old daughter, Hannah ([[Performer~P679683~Tova Stewart~tovastewart]]), but begins to sense that something ominous is on the horizon when the dark clouds of swelling storms begin invading his dreams. Taciturn, Curtis refuses to discuss the dreams with anyone, but feels compelled to dig out a massive storm shelter with the help of a good friend ([[Performer~P279162~Shea Whigham~sheawhigham]]). Meanwhile, as Samantha grows increasingly concerned with Curtis' erratic behavior, the local rumor mill begins to churn. Are Curtis' dreams a prophetic omen of things to come, or is he perhaps headed down the same dark road as his mother, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when she was approximately the same age that he is now? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 30, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Detroit Film Critics Society Jessica Chastain Breakthrough Performance 2011 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Jessica Chastain Breakthrough Performer 2011 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Actress 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jessica Chastain Best Supporting Female 2011 Nominee
New York Film Critics Online Michael Shannon Best Actor 2011 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Michael Shannon Best Actor - Runner-up 2011 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Michael Shannon Best Actor 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Michael Shannon Best Male Lead 2011 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Jeff Nichols Best Director 2011 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Jeff Nichols Best Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jeff Nichols Best Director 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Sophia Lin Producers Award 2011 Winner

Cast

Michael Shannon
as Curtis
Jessica Chastain
as Samantha
Tova Stewart
as Hannah
Shea Whigham
as Dewart
Katy Mixon
as Nat
Robert Longstreet
as Jim
Ken Strunk
as Doctor Shannan
Kathy Baker
as Sarah
Guy Van Swearingen
as Myers
Lisa Gay Hamilton
as Kendra
Stuart Greer
as Army-Navy Dave
Ray McKinnon
as Kyle

Crew

Jeff Nichols
Director
Sophia Lin
Producer
Jeff Nichols
Screenwriter
Adam Stone
Cinematographer
Chad Keith
Production Designer
Colin Strause
Executive Producer
Greg Strause
Executive Producer
Sarah Green
Executive Producer
Adam Willis
Set Decorator
Joshua Chase
Sound/Sound Designer
Julia Lallas
Key Hairstylist
Julia Lallas
Key Make-up
Lillian Pyles
Casting Director
Tony Meagher
Visual Effects Producer
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