Monday, November 7, 2011

Martha Marcy Mae Marlene

The Synopsis:

"Martha Marcy May Marlene stars Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to reassimilate with her family after fleeing a cult."

The movie is billed as a thriller.  Hmm, thriller, I don't know. Creepy, definitely, but mostly in a psychological sense.  It is very intense.  The performances are amazing.  Elizabeth Olsen is mind blowing.  There isn't a ton of dialogue (or action) so the fact that you are so drawn in so quickly is a testament to her (and the writers/directors, etc).

Would I recommend it?  I don't know.  If you're open to interesting movies with less-than-conventional narrative, absolutely.  If you're looking for someone more tradition and/or mainstream you might be disappointed.  I certainly wasn't though.

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