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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
Elizabeth Olsen and Sarah Paulson invented together some background for the sisters' relationship. So every scene when they talked about their past, although it's vague on the script and for the viewer, Olsen and Paulson knew exactly what Martha and Lucy are talking about. See more »
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 »
[as Martha runs away]
Marcy! Marcy May! Where ya goin'?
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I did find the film intriguing and for that I give it 4, but it fell down because of the badly drafted lead character - Martha etc. I kept waiting for her to have some redeeming qualities or in fact any personality at all but she never did. In order to care about her experience we have to like her or identify with her or feel something for her. But I did not warm to her at all. In fact, one positive was that it was so well acted that I found her very annoying.
What we know: 1. Her sister is her only family since her parents are dead. 2. Her sister wished she encouraged her to go to college, therefore she must be at least 18 and more like 20. 3. She joined a commune/cult for 2 years. Thats pretty much it.
So what I was left with was a complete disbelief that someone could have such a poor moral compass and sense of self at aged 18 - and in less than 2 years - they were able to be completely brainwashed into being complicit in some pretty nasty stuff. Yet come away supposedly traumatised by it to the point where they cannot talk about it at all. And because they cannot talk about it... um, nothing much happens. End of film.
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