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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

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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. Written by napierslogs

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$137,651 (USA) (21 October 2011)

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$2,981,638 (USA) (3 February 2012)
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During Martha's breakdown in the party scene, the bow on her white dress is hanging loose when she is being corralled into the bedroom by Lucy and Ted. In the next shot, the bow is done up again. See more »

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Watts: [as Martha runs away] Marcy! Marcy May! Where ya goin'?
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Martha Marcy May better not watched it
29 October 2013 | by (Sfantu Gheorghe, Covasna, Romania) – See all my reviews

The film tells the story of a girl, Martha from two points of view. From the time she managed to escape from the house where she was with several girls and boys and from the moment she contact her sister and goes to live with her ​​after two years since she has not given any sign of life. The two stories are related to each other when certain events that she lives in her sister's house are similar to those lived in the house from which he fled. There she was abused, raped and forced to be a witness with few peers when they enter in peoples homes in the middle of the night and sometimes murder.

My guess is that to such a topic could get something much better while the movie is boring, slow scenes are repeated and unnecessarily lengthen, leading actress is monotonous, makes no effort to bring life to the movie and the end of the film is really like the whole movie: weak and confused.


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