Martha Marcy May Marlene Full Movie Reviews

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Between two ideals of reality

cacb3995 - wrote on 03/13/2018

Elizabeth Olsen stars in this Sean Durkin directed psychological drama about a woman named Martha who suffers from an identity crisis when she returns to her sister Lucy’s (Sarah Paulson) life after being away for two years. During that time she was part of a sort of cult, free-love hippie community led by the mysterious and radical Patrick (John Hawkes). The film was released in 2011 and received critical acclaim, especially towards Olsen’s performance. The indie produced flick is one that I’d been interested for some time, and now that I have finally gotten around to seeing it I’m reading to share my thoughts with you.

As I said, a lot of praise was given at the time of the film’s release to Olsen’s performance, and rightfully so. Before this she had starred in small …


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Very disturbing and convincingly scary story

Zeljka - wrote on 05/02/2012

Movie was impressive as it deals with issues everybody certainly has when tries to get rid of painful memories and rise above them - but these were so extreme ones, from a cult that mentally and physically abused our heroine's innocence and will to believe in goodness. She had enough common sense to realize something is terribly wrong with them, but not enough to regain trust in her family, because she constantly avoided their efforts to get close to her. Was that a shame that didn't allow her to open herself to her sister, we won't ever know for certain - what we know is that the trauma would be very hard to cure, as well as the paranoia that seems well-founded, knowing that Patrick, the cult leader, wasn't so well-meaning and well-mannered man. I had problems with accepting her refusal …

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