Shelter Movie (2010)

    • by ashlee

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      Shelter is a movie that could have been so much more. It had all the right ingredients: a great actress in the lead- Julianne Moore, a thrilling concept and some well researched information about actual rites and traditions. But the way all of it was put together, just did not work. Shelter is a mediocre movie about the paranormal. While it does not make my top “to watch” list, it is

      a watchable movie, and at places also highly enjoyable.

      Cara Jessup (Julianne Moore) is a forensic psychiatrist and a single mother to an adorable and very smart little girl. Her father, also a psychiatrist enjoys challenging her and pushes her to expand her view on things. This is why he recommends that she speak to a particular patient with a criminal mind. It looks like the patient, who is on death row is suffering from a dissociative multiple personalities disorder. Some of his personalities talk to her from the grave. While she investigates the curious case, she inadvertently puts herself and her family in danger. The truth is not discovered easily, but when it does, Cara finds herself fighting to save what matters to her the most and make some really hard decisions.

      It feels like the movie within itself suffers from multiple personalities ...

      • Shelter Movie (2010)
      disorder. It starts as a psychological thriller, yet towards the middle it turns into a fantasy/ mystical/ occult story and it doesn’t make sense anymore. I found that this turn in the storyline was the most prominent disappointment. I did however, appreciate the research that went into it. Some of the scenes contained real information and tales about the occult and the properties of the soul.

      Julianne Moore and the rest

      of the cast have done a fantastic job. There is nothing bad to say about the performance. But even great actors cannot make this movie be interesting. I think that it might have worked a bit better if they would have made the movie about the supernatural right from the beginning. This way, every single thing that happened would have been congruent with the reality of the world created in the movie.

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