Elizabeth Olsen stars as a girl trying to find a life after leaving an abusive cult.
Expectations going in:
I had seen the trailer for the movie, but the main draw for me was all of the Oscar buzz I have been hearing about this movie.
I was mesmerized by this movie. I will say this movie is not for everyone as it is not a crowd pleaser, but this movie is different. It was something I had not seen before, and it left me wanting more. I had so many questions as I walked out. It haunted me.
The movie kind of reminded me of last year’s Winter’s Bone…possibly because actor John Hawkes stars in both? Like Winter’s Bone, it depicted a slice of life about a community I don’t know a lot about.
See this movie with a friend…you will want to talk about it with someone when it ends. I am DYING for a friend to see it so we can discuss.
Look out for:
Elizabeth Olsen – The rising star of the indie world is also the younger sister of the famous Olsen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley.
Sarah Paulson – This actress starred in two of my failed tv shows – Studio 60 and Jack & Jill.
You will like it if:
You want to see a movie that will make you think
You want a look into the life of a cult
You are like me and want to see anything with Oscar buzz!
Would I go with my mom:
Yes. There are definitely some uncomfortable adult scenes, but my mom and I see everything that has Oscar buzz.