Dear Tim

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell what a wild, and rough, and stubborn wood this was, which in my thought renews the fear!” Dante alighieri – The Divine comedy…

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THEMES: Identity | Worthiness | Family Relationships | Self-doubt | Fun
THEMES: Trauma | Unmoored Reality | Mental Illness | Uncertainty

Take Shelter is an outstanding thriller that portrays what it’s like for a man when reality starts to fray around the edges. The writing is superb and Michael Shannon delivers an authentic portrait of a man struggling with what may or may not be mental illness.

Movies seldom do a good job of creating characters who struggle with mood disorders, usually opting to portray them as cliched caricatures that offer either comic relief or the most extreme version of what living with mental illness is like. Take Shelter deftly handles a character who is struggling through an existential reckoning, but does so without playing to the normal stereotypes.

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