Written April 30, 2012
Beautifully acted and directed this movie is a cut above the usual. I highly recommend it.
Written May 17, 2012
I less going into this movie, the better. From a social workers perspective, I did enjoy the psychological aspects of this film and the characters. The film is not for everything, but it's hard to compare this movie to anything out there, Don't expect a big cast, speical effects or a budget like you might see in Donnie Darko, but expect to question what is reality and what is the reality of others. I would definitely recommend this movie to people with a background in human behavior.
Written May 31, 2012
I really enjoyed this movie. But be forwarned that it's a bit slow starting out. Some of the dialog seems to drag on for 5 minutes what could be said in 1 minute. For example, when the cult leader Maggie is asked why she wants to see a certain child, the answer could be said in 10 seconds, but be prepared to wait 2 minutes for the real answer. I thought the actors did a great job and it has a terrific story line. I did not like it more than "Another Earh", which was also written by our star, Brit Marling. Some reviewers thought this the better show. It does have a surprise ending but some have anticipated it pretty well and it causes you to wonder after the movie what really happened. One thing few have mentioned is that there are some scenes which might gross you out a bit. At one point, I thought my wife was feeling a bit squeamish and I didn't feel too well either about what was transpiring on screen. If you don't like that feeling, you might not like this movie.
Written August 30, 2016
but, in my opinion, the climax was anticlimactic and disappointing. The big "surprise" at the end, I had already guessed in my mind. Maybe I've seen too many years of Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and One Step Beyond....
I enjoyed the performances, just left me feeling a little wanting for more. I think it could have been, with a couple of tweaks, much better.
Written May 11, 2012
I agree with dkny12, terrible movie and I absolutely adore indi films, but I wasted my money on this one. Horrible!