#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Martha has run away from an abusive hippie-like cult where she was living as Marcy May for two years. She turns to her sister and brother-in-law who take her in and want to help her. The problem is Martha is having a hard time separating dreams from reality and when haunting memories of her past keep resurfacing, she may need more help than anyone is able to give her.
Plot: 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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good surprising performance
Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) escapes from an abusive male-dominated communal cult where she lived as Marcy May. Her sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) eagerly takes her in. Lucy is married to Ted (Hugh Dancy). She has difficulties reintegrating into the world despite her sister’s efforts. The movie flashes back occasionally to her time with the charismatic leader Patrick (John Hawkes).
It was my first time seeing Elizabeth Olsen act and it was quite a good surprise. Other than being the younger sister to the twins, I wasn’t really expecting to see this mature performance. The story has very disturbing sections with her in the cult. It’s uncomfortable which a good indie sometimes becomes. It does need to be more consistent with its intensity. It’s a bit too slow in a few places.
Depressing, but elaborate story that obscures the boundary between normal and abnormal
I watched this film last month in Salt Lake City at the Sundance Film Festival. Even though I didn’t find it particularly entertaining, I noticed this Jury Award winner for directing had no user review yet, so I thought I’d throw in my two cents’ worth.
The film starts out with the lead character Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) running away from what seems to be a self-sustaining rural establishment of several youths led by a middle aged man (John Hawkes), and trying to rediscover herself as she seeks shelter under her older sister’s roof. The story then unfolds in two convoluted threads; one that takes place in reality where she tries to adapt to her sister’s and brother-in-law’s high-maintenance life, and one that harks back to the memories of the cult that exploited her in the name of a meaningful relationship. As the boundary between the two threads becomes vague, we see Martha plunge into abysmal depression, to make us all fret that she may be already damaged beyond the point of no repair.
The depiction of the main character’s endless descent is a turn off for a casual film watcher like myself, who’d like to see a glimmer of hope in the most depressing of films. However, there is no denying the film is well-executed, shot in serene rustic settings with grappling performances by the cast.
Elizabeth Olsen swings back and forth between Martha’s normal and abnormal moments with great authenticity. Not only she is effortless in doing so, she also hints at sibling rivalry with a terrific nuance. This film should put her on “25 emerging actresses under 25” or some similar lists if she hasn’t been recognized yet.
Fans of John Hawkes’s will not be disappointed, as he gives another solid performance as a backwoods haggard, but this time sans the heroic aura he had in Winter’s Bone. In one scene, he even takes the guitar out and serenades Martha with disturbingly eloquent lyrics.
The director, Sean Durkin, is certainly on top of his game and succeeds in just showing the “basic human needs to belong to a group.” However, what he expects us to take away from the film is not entirely clear to me. I just hope he uses his great skills for more pleasant themes in the future.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Sean Durkin
Writer Sean Durkin
Actors Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott, Brady Corbet, Hugh Dancy
Awards 22 wins & 74 nominations.
Production Company Fox Searchlight
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate) (laboratory and dailies services) (as Technicolor New York)
Film Length 2,793 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema