Reviews and Problems with Martha Marcy May Marlene
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Movie overall 8
Olsen is fantastic
7 September 2013
Excerpt: A film that attempts to explore the mindset of a woman involved in cult and dealing with the aftermath, this offers no easy answers and the ambiguous nature of the ending may put off many who desire some form of cathartic resolution.
Summary: Martha decided to leave the people whom she lived with for a couple of years. Now that she stays with her sister and trying to reconnect with her family, she struggles with the nightmares of her past. *** Martha Marcy May Marlene is another great, good, and true films recently.
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: An okay story about a young woman who escapes a cult and tries to right her life with her sister. Through flashbacks, we see the horrors she went through as she tries to readjust to a normal life, but has difficulty fitting in and dissecting what is real and what isn't.
Summary: A decent movie that I have heard good things about. I liked the story a lot. It was unique an told well. Better than winters bone in every way. The ending was pretty dumb but at least it was not a cop out. Those that want something that is fresh, check it out.
Excerpt: Just what the world needs another indie movie. I am a fan of understated indie dramas, for example I really liked "winters bone". I have 3 things that when combined make Marcy May Marlene an unexceptional movie- 1) It is too "understated" for its own good 2) I thought The world of the cult and its...
Summary: This is an emotionally tight and tense drama. It's the kind of tense that boils underneath the surface, in a psychological manner. I was glued to this film right from the start and haven't stopped thinking about it since.
Summary: A darkly laid-back examination of displacement and vulnerability, and the attempt to come to terms with traumatic events. The acting, without exception, is excellent, and the seeming authenticity of the cult member's lifestyle and residence is absolutely gripping.
Summary: Saw this at the NZ Film Festival last night and it blew me away. Have been thinking about it ever since. It's not an easy watch and the subject matter is rather grim, however there are light moments in the dark and the phenomenal direction and performances of the cast, particularly the breathtaking...