Elizabeth Olsen stars as Martha, a young lady that escapes from an abusive cult led by a charismatic leader Patrick (John Hawkes;Winter’s Bone, Contagion). After being missing for sometime, she returns home and tries to assimilate back into her family. She begins to have a difficult time when she becomes haunted by the memories of her time with the cult and becomes increasingly paranoid with the belief that the cult is watching her every move. I saw this movie at a screening on Wednesday and it is great. Elizabeth Olsen has definitely arrived. She got the acting gene in the family. The cast was great. I love John Hawkes. I liked him in last year’s Winter’s Bone and he is just as good in this movie. The movie is a little slow but it builds and builds until when you get to the end all you want is more because you got sucked in so much. It’s a really haunting story and will stay with you after you see it because of how it ends and will have you thinking about what happened to Martha’s character and just how strongly people can be brainwashed and what the impact of group think can do.
Martha Marcy May Marlene now playing everywhere