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Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011

  • Sean Durkin
  • October 21, 2011
  • 101 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Thriller
You can get away. But you can never escape.
After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in the cult make peace hard to find. As flashbacks continue to torment her, Martha fails to shake a terrible sense of dread, especially in regard to the cult's manipulative leader.


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It's a great movie. Excruciating in so many ways, as it's intended to be. But I'm not a big fan of open endings.

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Really liked this, don't agree with the weak ending comment - much happier with it being left hanging than seeing a disappointing conclusion crowbarred in... I thought it was fairly clear what was going on at the end, but there was enough wriggle room left for you to draw a number of different conclusions.

Elizabeth Olsen was fantastic. Excited now to see her in Kill Your Darlings, the Oldboy remake and of course the next Avengers. Very talented.

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Very well done movie. Sucked me completely in.

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