Martha Marcy May Marlene

Summary: From 2011 Sundance Film Festival “Best Director” winner Sean Durkin, in his feature film debut, and featuring breakout star Elizabeth Olsen in her “Best Female Lead” Film Independent Spirit Award nominated role, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 21 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha (Olsen) tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha’s past trigger a chilling paranoia — and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur.

Supported by unforgettable powerhouse performances from Academy Award® nominee John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone, American Gangster) and Sarah Paulson (Down With Love, What Women Want), the MARTHA MARCY MARY MARLENE Blu-ray and DVD is rich with feature special features, including “Mary Last Seen,” the chilling short film by writer/director Durkin that started it all.

MY REVIEW:
When I received this movie yesterday morning I was excited for my husband to get home and watch it with me.  I knew that it was going to be HIS type of movie and not mine.  Sure enough, he loved the movie.  And I guess part of me was a little captivated by it as well.  When the movie was nearing the end my husband looks over to me and says "makes you wonder just how many places are like that out there!"  Unfortunately, my answer is too many!
  I have to be honest with you, I didn't think I was going to like the movie because it's a "mind movie" as we call them, and I don't really get into them very much, I found it to be very slow, not a whole lot of action or anything.  But for the type of movie it was I actually did quite enjoy it.  My husband said that I may need to watch it again to get a "true feeling" for it, but I couldn't watch it again, once was enough for me.  For me, personally, this is not a movie to watch over and over, for him it definitely is though.  Watching it the first time, likely only time, I did enjoy it.  The actress who played Martha (who is also Marcy May and Marlene), Elizabeth Olsen, did a fantastic job in her role.  She was very convincing for the part she was playing and to me that is what makes a movie enjoyable.  If you can watch it and get so captivated and involved with it then you know they did a great job.  My husband thinks there may be another one, because of the ending, I guess time will tell.  And if there is, I would likely enjoy watching it too, but just once.  For a movie that is "not my type of movie" I really enjoyed it.  Except for the slow parts.  I do remember at one point not knowing if we were in the past or present time but other than that it was a very good movie in my opinion.  If you're like my husband and enjoy movies that make you wonder, you will like this one for sure.  This is not a movie for children and it is rated R.

I give this movie 3 out of 4 thumbs up.

~~I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for a written review of my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.~~

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