The East

The East ★★★

Decent political thriller that skirts being too simple in its politics. Britt Marling employs of the Jane Fonda school of storytelling and has her character's social awareness slowly awakened by a male figure.There's a lot of silliness along the way (I laughed out loud when characters began calling out a deaf character's name while trying to find her), and the ending is too soft. Ultimately, it's not really about anything politically. It's more about the different kinds of cults one encounters - both overt and professional. There's definitely more going on here than in The Sound of My Voice. This Marling chick is starting to grow on me.

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