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Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011

8.4

A very intelligent and nuanced movie that relentlessly asks unpleasant questions. It’s a story about a woman seeking freedom by turning away from her own family and finding something she did not expect. The main character of the movie, Martha, is taken in by a cult and the movie depicts how this experience shapes and warps her life, thoughts and actions. The time she spent with the cult ultimately also shapes her own personality, which raises questions about her identity and the place she now fits in. Every actor is well cast, and especially Elizabeth Olsen (playing Martha) puts on a stand-out performance, which proofs that she is an actor to watch out for in the years to come.

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Details

  • Genre

    Mystery
  • Starring

    Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson
  • Directed by

    Sean Durkin
  • Written by

    Sean Durkin
  • Runtime

    101 minutes