Martha Marcy May Marlene – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88% (Critics) / 77% (Audience)
Directed By: Sean Durkin
Written By: Sean Durkin
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Synopsis: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE is the story of Martha, a recent escapee from a creepy upstate New York cult full of sister-wives and brother-husbands growing their own food and living in abject squalor. After fleeing the cult Martha runs to her estranged sister who is spending some time at a vacation home in Connecticut with her husband. As Martha tries to get her bearings and re-assimilate to normal living, her sister tries to repair the broken relationship between the two. This becomes difficult because Martha is damaged goods and continues to behave in the way she did as part of the free-loving hippie cult which freaks her sister and brother-in-law out.

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