A psychologically damaged young woman grapples with her memories in a cult as she attempts to assimilate back into normal life. Her past and present intermingle as she tries to shake off a dreadful sense of paranoia.
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Despite a stunning performance by Elizabeth Olsen and an immense feeling of dread, this film really could have used a rewrite. It might have been a powerful statement with a tighter script, but ultimately it feels pointless because the ending is too vague and there's no payoff of any kind. It's frustrating, because the potential for greatness is definitely there.
I'll give you one guess to whom all the acting chops were bestowed in la familia Olsen. Gorgeous-looking film, interesting corn-fed faces, farmers' bodies. The eerie feeling of claustrophobia in wide open spaces. This movie made me crave salads & a gun.
More a portrait of a shattered woman than anything else. The film sets an increasingly anxious mood and plays some decent head games which make for adequate homages to its influences (Polanski, Hitchcock.) However these are two filmmakers who were often defined by their powerful and revelatory climaxes, something this film definitely lacks. It unfortunately never hits that peak, and was thus slightly underwhelming.