Julianne Moore stars in this supernatural horror film as second-generation forensic psychiatrist Dr. Cara Jessup, whose career as an expert witness has been largely built on her firm testimony that so-called "multiple personality disorder" is a hoax or a myth -- and does not really exist. Over six killers have been convicted and sentenced to death based on her assertions, though Cara has remained firm in her beliefs, both about science and about God. All of those beliefs are shaken to the core, however, when her own husband is murdered, and her father introduces her to his own most challenging patient, a troubled young man named Adam -- who would seem to suffer from multiple personalities, each of which are the identities of murder victims. Soon, Cara is in a race against time to discover whether all her convictions have really been called into question or if she is merely a pawn in a psychotic, deadly game. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Great horror/suspense movie all around. Most of this genre are gory high school nonsense films, but this was a smart movie for grown ups. Great cast & acting. One of the better movies I've seen recently. Liked much better than Mama.
Great movie! I expected it to be more about demon possession but it's more of a ghost story. And the movie isn't making fun of multiple personality disorder. It's just that character didn't believe it existed and was out to prove she was right. But she found something far from what she was expecting. It's a movie with that creepy feel and makes you look behind you. Julianne Moore, as always, was amazing. And Jonathan Rhys-Meyers was phenominal, playing several different characters. And for those asking about the movie Shelter. This movie was originally called Shelter and the cover pick still has it and the tag too.
Why would anyone want to rent a movie based on a mental disorder that does exist. It's a dissociative disorder and stems from repeated, extreme child abuse usually starting before the age of five. When a Schizophrenic hears voices it's a mental illness but when a person with Dissociative Identity Disorder hears voices it suddenly becomes fodder for some melodrama. Is child sexual, physical, emotional and psychological abuse and torture really that entertaining?