Martha Marcy May Marlene
Directed by: Sean Durkin
Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Due Out: February 21, 2012
Plot: A young woman (Olsen) flees a cult and goes to live with her sister (Paulson), but has a hard time reverting to her old life.
Who’S It For? Fans of indie cinema who are patient.
Durkin made a good choice when he cast Olsen for the lead in his feature debut. The character of Martha/Marcy isn’t terribly fleshed out, but you almost forget it watching her play the part. Olsen is playing two roles, Martha who returns to her sister and Marcy, the girl she was in the cult. I identified with her sister, Lucy. Martha makes no sense, she goes skinny dipping in a public lake during the day and crawls in the bed with her sister while