Thursday, June 5, 2014

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a slow, creepy, brooding, and fascinating movie. It is about a young woman who leaves a cult and is staying with her estranged sister. She is deeply damaged by the experience on the compound or farm or whatever it was, and she acts traumatized and exhibits bizarre behavior. The experience she had is told in flashbacks, while the present concerns her inability to adjust to her sister and brother-in-law's lifestyle.

Every scene in Martha Marcy May Marlene is captivating. The acting is very good and there is a disturbing tension throughout the movie. However, I felt something was missing: I wanted to understand how and why she had joined the cult in the first place. This was only alluded to and more information would have made the movie more satisfying for me.


jolene said...

yah, I was a little unsatisfied too, but liked in nonetheless. You know that she's Mary Kate & Ashley (Full House) Olsen's LITTLE sister, right?

Diana said...

I didn't know that she was related to my favorite set of twins! I thought she was beautiful. And a very good actress.