History Film / TakeShelter

4th Dec '17 7:05:30 PM Darkmoonfire
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* HelpfulHallucinations: [[spoiler: if the ending is real]].

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* HelpfulHallucinations: HelpfulHallucination: [[spoiler: if the ending is real]].
5th Feb '17 2:36:06 PM major-kumquat
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* HelpfulHallucinations: [[spoiler: if the ending is real]].



* SanitySlippage: Whatever theory you subscribe to with regard to the film's ending, one thing is certain either way: Curtis's health and emotional well-being get worse and worse throughout the movie.

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* SanitySlippage: Whatever theory you subscribe to with regard to the film's ending, one thing is certain either way: Curtis's health and emotional well-being get worse and worse throughout the movie.The Movie. [[spoiler:Then again, maybe not see AmbiguousEnding above.]]
5th Feb '17 2:32:44 PM major-kumquat
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* SanitySlippage: Whatever theory you subscribe to with regard to the film's ending, one thing is certain either way: Curtis's health and emotional well-being get worse and worse throughout the movie.
5th Feb '17 2:30:41 PM major-kumquat
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* AdultFear: Curtis's nightmares often involve his daughter getting harmed.


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* BerserkerTears: Curtis, after the blowout at a community dinner.


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* NotSoStoic: For a good portion of the movie, Curtis tries to keep his anxieties under wraps up to the moment when he can't.
* ParentalAbandonment: Curtis's mother left him alone in the car when he was 10 and ran away; after this event he made a promise to himself to never leave his family behind.
5th Feb '17 2:21:46 PM major-kumquat
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* AloneWithThePsycho: In the storm shelter, Curtis' interactions with his wife take on this tone when she repeatedly asks him to open the shelter and he repeatedly refuses.

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* AloneWithThePsycho: In [[spoiler:In the storm shelter, Curtis' interactions with his wife take on this tone when she repeatedly asks him to open the shelter and he repeatedly refuses.]]



** The mention of how good Curtis's work insurance is.



* DysfunctionalFamily: Curtis's family, to some degree. His mother is in a mental hospital and his brother is estranged from him.
* TheEndingChangesEverything: If you subscribe to the ending-is-real theory.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: Curtis's family, to some degree. His mother is in a mental hospital and his brother is estranged from him.
him, and Curtis may be losing his mind.
* TheEndingChangesEverything: If [[spoiler:If you subscribe to the ending-is-real theory.]]
5th Feb '17 2:19:35 PM major-kumquat
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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The storm at the end of the movie. Did Curtis's nightmares come true, or was it just another nightmare?]]



* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:Did Curtis's nightmares come true, or was it just another nightmare?]]
11th Jan '16 5:42:49 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* VaguenessIsComing: The PowersThatBe - if his hallucinations are really true - aren't being really clear. Curtis even delivers this as a character in the page quote.
17th Nov '15 4:03:59 PM eroock
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-->--'''[[MadOracle Curtis LaForche]]'''

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-->--'''[[MadOracle -->-- '''[[MadOracle Curtis LaForche]]'''



* BookEnds: The movie begins and ends with the "motor oil" rain falling and a massive storm coming.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: The movie begins and ends with the "motor oil" rain falling and a massive storm coming.
24th Aug '15 12:31:34 PM Shnakepup
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A construction worker in Elyria, Ohio named Curtis [=LaForche=] begins having apocalyptic dreams about a terrible storm. At first dismissing them as being from stress, the dreams become more and more intense. Worried about the welfare of his family, Curtis begins a paranoid project of expanding the storm shelter in his backyard.

However, Curtis's mother is schizophrenic. Realizing that he might be manifesting symptoms of her disease, he starts seeing doctors about possible entering treatment. Torn between an unshakeable conviction that something terrible is about to happen, and the fear that he might be going crazy, Curtis's life begins to fall apart.

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A construction worker in Elyria, Ohio named Curtis [=LaForche=] begins having apocalyptic dreams about a terrible storm. At first dismissing them as being from stress, Curtis soon can't ignore them anymore as the dreams become more and more intense.intense, causing him to act erratically in real life. Worried about the welfare of his family, Curtis begins a paranoid project of expanding the storm shelter in his backyard.

However, it's revealed that Curtis's mother is schizophrenic. Realizing that he might be manifesting symptoms of her disease, he starts seeing doctors about possible possibly entering treatment. Torn between an unshakeable conviction that something terrible is about to happen, and the fear that he might be going crazy, Curtis's life begins to fall apart.
apart.
18th Oct '14 3:11:01 PM eroock
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* NoAntagonist: The hero has to face himself.
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