A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
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
This movie moves slow & transitions are not smooth
I found this movie fascinating as I have known people who did the cult thing & I don't understand all that plays into cults & why people join them. However, the director totally lost me with poor "time period" transitions. I almost gave this movie a 4 but it gets points for a fascinating topic. I don't mind the transitions to the past; it is how they are played out that is unsettling. The best word that comes to mind for me is 'jarring.' Here am I am focused on the scene & instantly yanked into the past to answer a question I had 30 minutes ago or even at the beginning of the movie. This movie is more like trying to put a puzzle together than it is telling a story. This director has promise but needs to find a mentor that will steer them into solid, foundational rocks of directing that should rarely be veered from instead of going the 'hey look at me' shock-value route. For ex, the ending could have been much, much better played out. It was a lazy ending.
As far as acting, the man who plays the cult leader is outstanding. The actress who plays Marcy is good but I was not convinced she was absolutely, positively desperate to join the cult. I think the actress was told to detach from her emotions and in my opinion she detached way too well. I had a hard time connecting with her on a deeper level and that should be the goal of the actress and director in my opinion.
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