Take Shelter

Sunday, December 04 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

Take Shelter

JOY REVIEW

Take Shelter is Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain, who is the flavor of the year. She’s pretty and she’s actually a fairly good actress, although there’s not a whole lot of chemistry between the two of them. The story is that Michael is seeing the end of the world, and the question is whether he is having a nervous breakdown or is the end of the world really coming. This is a very similar story to Melancholia. Michael Shannon is a terrific actor and Jessica Chaistain is too, I just don’t think they are very well matched in this one. It’s a long, slogging-through movie, even though they are both very good actors, until the last scene, which I think makes no particular sense. Two and a half stars.

JOY METER 1/2