Martha Marcy May Marlene

It starts off innocently enough - a group of teenagers living the hippie life on a farm, playing the guitar, gardening, living simply. And then you start to get a sense of the sinister undertones and realize that there is something terribly wrong with the picture through a series of flashbacks that occur in the mind of Martha aka Marcy May.

I watched this on the plane en route from Perth to Sydney; drawn to it because I was curious about Elizabeth Olsen as an actress and also because it received some great reviews. Well, I was not disappointed. The movie was beautifully shot, thought provoking and also quite disturbing. I could not tear my eyes away from the screen. Even in the absence of a neat conclusion, I though it was a good and satisfactory ending to the story.

Have you seen it yet? Do you plan to?

9 Responses to Martha Marcy May Marlene

Sunny Sweet Pea said...

This is on in the cinemas here at the moment. I really fancied seeing it and after reading your review perhaps I will :) x

Katherine McAdoo said...

i haven't even heard of this? i really want to see elizabeth olsen in something -it's quite interesting.

though lately i only ever see movies if they are available for online play through netflix, so....

Taj Acosta said...

Sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! xx

Sunny & Star said...

I hadn't heard of this movie. You definitely make it sound interesting though.

green tea and red nails said...

have been thinking about going out and seeing this... might have to now! thanks for sharing!

the real mia said...

I have been wanting to see this.

Shoko said...

I've been wanting to see it for so long!

MrJeffery said...

i loved this movie! really well-acted and shot. it's amazing how young the writer / director is. he basically did it for no money.

Josie said...

Oh I really want to see this, it's out at the moment so maybe I will. Glad you liked.