Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Theatrical Trailer: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Of the films that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, Martha Marcy May Marlene struck me as the film I most wanted to see. A lot of people are calling it the Winter's Bone of this year, but this trailer really paints it as something else entirely. The most I was sure about the film was that it was about a girl who has been in a cult and is just now running away from it. The trailer only hints towards each individual plotline, so subtlety is clearly not going to be a problem with this one. Newcomer Elizabeth Olsen really strikes me as a young Maggie Gyllenhaal type of performer, so I'd expect a performance of equal value. Take a look at the trailer below and chime in on your own thoughts.