When the question of whether Sawyer is insane, unsane, mad or entirely rational is answered, the film begins to lose its steam. The truth rears its head far too early on, turning the film on its head into something completely different. This is when the already uncomfortable wit becomes difficult to swallow. The humorous edge leaving you cold as you realise that this tale has squandered the opportunity to be more and say more than it did.
Homesick is an overall entertaining and claustrophobic thriller and should be admired for its confident direction and commitment to its slightly pretentious execution. Maria Pietsch is the star of the show and the film is worth watching solely for her understated, but excellent portrayal of a woman going (possibly) insane.
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Sean Durkin makes his directorial debut with the psychological thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene. The film received its theatrical release on 3rd February 2012, but premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and won Durkin the Dramatic Directing Award.
Elizabeth Olsen is the star of the film; playing the lead role of Martha/Marcy May. She is a character who has recently escaped the clutches of an evil cult and is attempting to settle herself back in to reality. However, her…