• Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

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Release Date: October 21st, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2012

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
After several years of living with a cult, Martha (Elizabeth Olsen) finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy (Sarah Paulson), for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted (Hugh Dancy), but the memories of what she experienced in the cult make peace hard to find. As flashbacks continue to torment her, Martha fails to shake a terrible sense of dread, especially in regard to the cult's manipulative leader (John Hawkes).

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Hugh Dancy, Brady Corbet, Christopher Abbott, Maria Dizzia, Julia Garner

Director: Sean Durkin

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Production Co: Fox Searchlight

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Moves from its protagonist's dream state to her memories to her waking present in imperceptible shifts - the effect is disorienting, at first, but ingenious. show more

  • It's Olsen, as a damaged soul clinging to shifting ground, who makes this spellbinder impossible to shake. show more

  • Elizabeth Olsen steps onto the radar as a seriously accomplished actor in this mesmerizing drama, which also marks an assured feature debut for writer-director Sean Durkin. show more

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