I caught MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE on Netflix and thought it was a great film. The story centers on a woman named Martha who escapes from a cult and finds her sister and bother-in-law. While she refuses to talk about what happened and struggles to assimilate, flashbacks show us what it was like to live at the commune for the past two years.
The film is fascinating in its depiction of her mental struggle. You can see she still belongs to the cult in many ways, but had to flee when it crossed a line. By the end, you wonder if she’ll ever truly escape its influence. Martha is played well by Elizabeth Olsen, and John Hawkes nails the role of the cult leader who dominates every aspect of the lives of the group.
Worth watching in my opinion, check it out.