Martha Marcy May Marlene – film review

Last name, maybe – Manson?


What starts out like a peaceful, Quaker farmhouse somewhere out in nowhere turns out to be a quiet, isolated cult of about 20 men and women.  The men eat dinner first, then the women – but significantly less food is available.  Sex is part of the initiation, sometimes in a group setting, but it seems more for requirement than enjoyment.  Jobs and chores are figured out because everybody will “find their role.”  Some women bear children for the leader, who seems to only have boys.  Names are slightly changed, and occasionally there are new women brought to what is intended to be a self-sufficient commune that will keep the occupants “off the grid.”  For whatever reason, perhaps one face smack too many, Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) decides to run away.

For the rest of my review, click here…

Now, please.  Thank you.  I’ll wait.

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