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"Martha Marcy May Marlene" impresses

Janelle Vreeland

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” poster

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” brings Elizabeth Olsen to the spotlight

“Martha Marcy May Marlene” is causing a a buzz and garnering rave reviews for Elizabeth Olsen.

As CNN details, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” showcases a particularly powerful performance by Olsen, the younger sister of twins Mary Kate and Ashley of “Full House” fame.

As Fox Searchlight details, the plot revolves around “Martha, a damaged woman haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, who struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing a cult.” Olsen, 21, is “sensationally good” in the role of Martha, CNN raves, “It’s a punishing role but a star-making performance, a spellbinding portrait of a shattered young woman who has been systemically and cynically stripped of all autonomy, and who doesn’t know if the pieces will ever fit back together again.”

You can watch the trailer for “Martha Marcy May Marlene” below. Read CNN’s review of “Martha Marcy May Marlene” here.

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