Curtis is also trying to get help from free counsellors for his condition. The end could also be another one of his dreams. Another though was When curtis was watching Tv and the news was on the reporter was talking about a gas cloud. The storms? But, again, I think that can mostly be chalked up to a failure of film to communicate misperception in a complex way. He's not crazy. It is a very well made movie but seems to have fallen into the hidden movie crypt, especially if you are from Asia. The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision. None of this is really relevant. The ending is brilliant because it makes a statement about the power and transcendence of love and family.
Let’s play this out a moment shall we? Mercy.). He needs a vacation (which is convenient because he just lost his job.) The story seems somewhat resolved. Which is a minor miracle. The whole movie to me is about Curtis' personal growth and being able to let the ones he loves into his personal problems and grow out of being prideful and stubborn. He can barely see. Curtis runs after her. The storm is coming, waterspouts and all, yet all three characters are as calm as they could be in that situation. It does. Hannah saw the storm at the end too. I think the ending’s meaning was defined as the family losing it. Therefore by thinking that way it gives me the satisfaction of knowing more about the ending since he prepared and he wasn’t crazy like everyone thought. However, this dream is not violent. I just watched that movie, it was fantastic. Take Shelter finds Curtis, an Ohio construction foreman, plagued by intensely specific and real dreams in which a viscous, yellow rain storm is followed by an attack of sudden violence from some barely-seen human figures. The two are strapped with bills, and weighed down by life in general, but are both 100% committed to their daughter who has recently lost her hearing. True, the storm in a way can be seen as a metaphor for the mounting struggles and frustration in life but I actually think while most of the film seems to build to that conclusion, Nichols is telling us with the ending that Curtis is not just suffering from anxiety. What if Curtis was just seeing the future? The psych tells them that they should plan on doing something normal, like their beach holiday. Right after the scene above, Samantha wakes up to ringing sirens. "Take Shelter" unfolds in a quiet Ohio countryside with big skies and flat horizons, and involves a happy family whose life seems contented. But whatever the storm in life is, it's best to face it with the support and strength of your loved ones. Wait what? – All his nightmares have the storms and torrential rains. Was he prophesying the end of the world? The anxiety of loss. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. Hes not ideal age for schizophrenia to set in for a male. The literal interpretation would be that Curtis was right all along. The storm is probably going to tear them all apart, and Curtis may not be able to protect his family.
Im lost. That's not a correct reading. I was like, no no no. Looking for films to check out? And the key here? Michael Shannon should win something for this role - he is Curtis completely and it's a complex and deeply sympathetic portrayal of the confusion of a good man, a complicated portrait of a man trying to BE a good man, in the face of his own fear. What do I have to do? But this movie? Its clear its about anxiety and mental illness. And then that ending landed! Curtis wakes up. The talking bugs telling Burroughs to do terrible things are not hallucinations, they are real things and he is their victim.
But how should those hallucinations interact with the reality of sane people in the film who do not share the nightmare reality of the protagonist? The movie starts with Curtis witnessing a storm with rain made of motor oil. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Meaning they will, consciously or not, regard all his actions and behavior with scrutiny. I’ll come in again. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The second option is that his paranoia has somehow rubbed on to his wife and kid. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. I think whether Curtis is insane or not is rendered moot with the ending storm. Use the HTML below. I'm going to try to be restrained in my praise of this film, but it's going to be hard, because I think it's about as close to perfect film-making as I've ever seen. I believe Curtis foresaw an apocalypse but sadly, he and his family were not safe at home but in the path of the destruction he had been dreaming about because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.