Martha Marcy May Marlene, Martha Marcy May Marlene… tongue twister or what. I’ll be shocked if anybody actually remembers the name of the film, without reciting it 100 times over. Apart from the awkward title another unexpected feature in the film is Elisabeth Olsen, who plays the protagonist Martha. Yes a member of the Olsen clan has decided to take acting seriously and shockingly it is the unknown elder sister of the Olsen twins.

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a powerful psychological thriller featuring Martha who is  rapidly unraveling amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal life after fleeing from a cult and its charismatic leader (John Hawkes). Seeking help from her estranged older sister Lucy (Sarah Paulson) and brother-in-law (Hugh Dancy), Martha is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her disappearance. When her memories trigger a chilling paranoia that her former cult could still be pursuing her, the line between Martha’s reality and delusion begins to blur.

I love psycho thrills, and anything that addresses dreams, memory and reality. So hopefully MMMM with be distributed in the UK.

Martha Marcy May Marlene
Production year: 2010
Cert: TBC
Runtime: 101 mins
Director: Sean Durkin

About Cheryl
Screenwriter and Director in the making. Inspired by music, style, literature and people. Learning to love life more everyday.

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