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A good movie

To be honest, I had no idea what this movie was actually about but since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, it turned out to be a really daunting story with a really impressive breakthrough performance by Elizabeth Olsen. Furthermore, it has been a while since I have seen a movie which was actually enhanced by such jumps back and forth in time. Still, even though the subject was really interesting, even if the mood was quite fascinating and even though Olsen was really good, the whole thing didn’t completely convinced me though. The main issue I had is that the makers tried too much to remain ambiguous. For example, it is pretty obvious that the sisters did have a conversation at some point about what the hell happened to her but they deliberately decided to not show it which gave the feeling that the sister and her husband didn’t care much about the main character which wasn’t entirely accurate. Furthermore, how did they actually recruit their new members ? I mean, this cult was seriously joyless and even downright nasty and evil so you might wonder why she didn’t take off right from the start. On the other hand, I really liked the fact that the life with her upper-class sister and husband with their big fancy house was not really an improvement. Still, was it really believable that, after only 2 years, she would have already lost touch with what was socially acceptable in our capitalist way of life? I mean, to go swimming naked was not really a big deal but to go lay in bed with her sister and brother-in-law while they were having sex was really pushing it. Another thing that bothered me was that, when they finally came up to the conclusion that she needed some professional help, their 1st option was right away to intern her which was much too drastic in my opinion. I mean, why not try first to talk to a therapist or a psychiatrist? And, of course, you had this open ending which was a perfect example of how ambiguous the whole thing was from the start to finish. Anyway, to conclude, even if it didn’t completely work for me, there was still something quite mesmerizing about the damned thing and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
1 year ago on 20 January 2017 08:50