Take Shelter

Movie • 2011 • Drama  

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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.
This movie contains 16 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Hag
He gives his dog Red to his brother Kyle, who says his daughters will be happy.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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takver
Curtis puts his previously-indoors dog outside for a few days, then gives him away to another family. Not abandoned though.
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Is an animal sad?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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takver
Curtis overturns a table, shouts, and is aggressive during a community dinner, frightening the other attendees.
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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DJKFrmDubuque
I concur with the wife slapping the mentally ill husband. That would constitute as domestic violence 100%
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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huviks
No--it's worth noting that the main conflict of the movie is the main character trying to decide whether he is mentally ill or whether he is having prophetic visions. Not surprisingly, the people in his life tend towards the former--but they're not unjustified or malicious in doing so.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Curtis uses--and later abuses--prescription drugs.
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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marsincatra
dead birds fall from the sky during one of curtis' dreams
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Are animals abused?
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MogyMogy
Dead birds falling from the sky.
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Cordelia
There is a scene where the main character has a dream of his wife dripping wet in the kitchen and the camera focuses on a fly on a cutting board for several seconds.
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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jesslrand
Yes, starting around 1:02:15 and lasting for a few minutes
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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fraisierdesbois
One of the characters takes more than the prescribed dose of a sedative and has a seizure
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Family
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jesslrand
It looks like it's happening, but it's a dream.
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Does a parent die?
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takver
As backstory. Curtis says that his father died the previous year.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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JamieMyers
Lots of jumpscares in the main character's bad dreams. Sudden unexpected dog attack. Somebody busts out a window and grabs the little girl. Somebody is suddenly standing in the window.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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MogyMogy
At the beginning of the movie, the main character is taking a shower.
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takver
Curtis wets the bed after one of his dreams.
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Does someone vomit?
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JJDeBenedictis
It's the scene just after he hallucinates thunder for the first time, while at work. He rushes away from his coworker in a panic, and then you see him vomit into the back of his pickup truck. You see stuff come out of his mouth.

Later, there's a scene where his wife wakes up to him convulsing in bed, and he's hunched over and spitting up blood. That may be triggering also.
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Does someone spit?
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MogyMogy
Vomiting and sounds of the main character struggling to breath a few times (one time also vomits blood).
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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marsincatra
main character sees a counselor/psychiatrist but in an office setting and by his own will or wife's suggestion
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MogyMogy
Absolutely, but it's a short scene. They take the little girl into the hospital for a CT scan (or MRI) required for a future surgery.
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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StaySafeFriends2
No, although the visions and nightmares the main character experiences may be triggering since they somehowi mimick those of ptsd
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Does someone self harm?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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masonisaacccc
There are frequent lightning flashes
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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JJDeBenedictis
It happens near the beginning of the movie when he's sitting in a car at night, drinking a final beer with his buddy after a night out. You can skip the scene without it affecting your understanding the movie.
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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takver
While the characters are generally well-meaning, it's probably worth mentioning that this movie deals with mental and physical disabilities in ways that might be challenging for some. We see disabled or suffering people struggling within an ableist system. The little girl Hannah is deaf; her family is saving up for expensive cochlear implants. Curtis's mother became ill with schizophrenia decades ago; her elder son still clearly hasn't forgiven her for her behavior during that time. Curtis wets the bed in his sleep and is deeply ashamed of himself for it. Curtis's visions are portrayed as being potentially "real" or potentially schizophrenia, but the movie isn't interested in portraying schizophrenia accurately to real life.
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sickness
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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fraisierdesbois
It depends on how you interpret the last scene, but I would say no
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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MogyMogy
In one dream he drifts off the road because someone suddenly appears on the street just in front of him.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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