Friday, January 27, 2017

Sound of My Voice 2011

     Peter and Lorna are a young couple working together on a documentary film in Los Angeles.  They have joined a mysterious and secretive cult.  Maggie is the leader of the cult and she claims to be from the future, specifically 2054.  Peter and Lorna believe she is a fraud but they want other people to see Maggie and inside this cult.  They begin to waver because of her charismatic persona.  Lorna wants to leave the cult when Maggie asks Peter to bring one of his grade school students to see her.
     If something seems like it might be fake, smells like it might be fake and never stops being weird, wouldn’t that make you think it was fake and weird?  I couldn’t see why anyone would stay or come back after the first meeting with Maggie?  She has an agenda that just hasn’t been revealed in the beginning!!  Another Earth, also with Marling is much better than this movie.  2 1/2* (This movie was just so-so)

85 min, Drama directed by Zal Batmanglij with Brit Marling, Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Davenia McFadden, Kandice Stroh, Richard Wharton, Christy Meyers, Alvin Lam, Constance Wu, Matthew Carey.

Note:  Imdb 6.7 out of 10, 75% critic 66% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, CinemaBlend 4* out of 5*, Amazon 3.8* out of 5* with 136 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Los Angeles, California.  Originally this movie was filmed in parts because it was intended to be an ongoing web series.  This idea was changed and it was made into a feature film with more films to be added to form a trilogy.  At this point, it isn’t known in more films will happen.  Britt Marling wrote the character Maggie and she intended to play this role. 

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