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Sound of My Voice (2011)

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Two documentary filmmakers attempt to penetrate a cult who worships a woman who claims to be from the future.

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Zal Batmanglij
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Denham ... Peter Aitken
Nicole Vicius ... Lorna Michaelson
Brit Marling ... Maggie
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Carol Briggs
Kandice Stroh ... Joanne
Richard Wharton ... Klaus
Christy Meyers ... Mel
Alvin Lam ... Lam
Constance Wu ... Christine
Matthew Carey ... Lyle
Jacob Price Jacob Price ... PJ
David Haley ... O'Shea
James Urbaniak ... Mr. Pritchett
Annie O'Donnell ... Mrs. Dewitt
Laura Leyva ... Principal Garner
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Storyline

Two documentary filmmakers are determined to expose the truth about Maggie, the mysterious leader of a secretive cult who claims to be from the year 2054. Although they believe that everything is nothing more than a fraud, the filmmakers end up driven by her charisma. Written by MadMovieManiac

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brit Marling wrote the role of Maggie with herself in mind to play the part. See more »

Goofs

When Peter & Lorna were blindfolded at the beginning of the film before being driven to Maggie's location for the first time, the blindfolds changed from being narrow to wide and then back to narrow again. See more »

Quotes

Christine: Maggie? Are you dying?
Maggie: Yeah. So are you. So is PJ. Joanne's dying. Peter's dying. Lorna's dying. Every life is a death. And most deaths are suicides.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Creepy Cults in Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Still My Baby (Tigerheart)
Performed by Libby Gery
Music and Lyrics by Rostam Batmanglij
2011 Rostam Batmanglij Music (ASCAP)
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Waiting For Further Instructions
15 May 2015 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

For starters - I'd say that there were definitely 2 major shortcomings in Sound Of My Voice (SOMV, for sort) that prevented me from giving it more than a 5-star rating.

(1) On a scale of 1-5, Maggie (though very attractive) only scored a disappointing 2, in my books, when it came to the overall magnetism of her charisma. This ripe, young woman clearly lacked the essential character dynamics to convince me (like she was trying to convince her faithful followers in the story) that she actually came even close to coming from the year 2054.

(2) Regardless of SOMV having only a nothing-budget of just $135,000, this didn't, in any way, excuse the sometimes painfully dry quality of its storytelling.

But, of course, with that said - I am not at all disappointed that I stuck with this bizarre, little film to the very end. 'Cause (in spite of its flaws and its questions left unanswered) at the point when Peter finally met privately with Maggie, that's when the intriguing twist in the story began to take on some real shape and turn into something worth paying attention to.


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Official Sites:

FOX [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,134, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$408,015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$424,088
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Production Co:

Skyscraper Films See more »
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Dolby | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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