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Martha Marcy May Marlene

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.

My take:

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.

Some Advice:

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:
  1. You want to see a movie that will make you think
  2. You want a look into the life of a cult
  3. 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.

Good date movie?

Not a good first date movie.

Will I buy it?

Saw it once…never need to see it again.

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11/04/2011 8:54AM
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