Sound of My Voice 2012

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A filmmaker (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend (Nicole Vicius) set out to expose the beautiful leader of a cult (Brit Marling), who claims to be from the future. But the more they explore, the more danger they face in this thriller from writer-actress Marling and director Zal Batmanglij.

Starring:
Christopher Denham, Brit Marling
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

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Sound of My Voice

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Zal Batmanglij
Starring Christopher Denham, Brit Marling
Supporting actors Nicole Vicius
Studio Fox Searchlight
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Garfield Allen on 30 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
Sound of My Voice is a low budget--but in my opinion--gripping American psychological thriller directed by Zal Batmanglij; it was released in 2012 and stars Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius and Brit Marling.
Two documentary filmmakers (Denham and Vicius) attempt to expose with a charismatic leader (Marling) who claims to be from the future ... 2054 to be precise.

I found the film to be very well acted and impressive and brought back memories--not all of them pleasant--of my own experiences of cult membership in London in my twenties. I can testify from personal experience how powerful the influence of a dominant personality can be and how easily he of she can sway the belief system of their followers ... into accepting even major violations of common sense. I thought that Brit Marling was particularly convincing in this respect.

Recommended although not perhaps for those who dislike enigmatic and inconclusive endings.

Chris Allen is a Technical Author and writer with the following books available through Amazon:
The Beam of Interest: Taken by Storm
Hypnotic Tales 2013: Some Light Some Dark
Call of the Void: The Strange Life and Times of a Confused Person: 1
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on 1 Aug 2014
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A gripping and intelligent piece from the tag team of director/writer Zal Batmanglij and writer/actor Brit Marling. This is the sort of film that leaves you with a lot of questions, and allows you to come up with your own answers. Lots of great performances throughout the cast and lots of intriguing characters, the cult leader from the future (or is she?), the documentary filmmaker/teacher with a haunted past, and the quiet troubled child who always wears a hat. The film had me hooked from the word go, and I'll be thinking about it for days after watching it. Give it a go!
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The subject had a certain potential and the ambiguity of it all could have resulted in a far better film. Unfortunately, this one belongs to the hipster side of moviemaking, which is basically one single idea that does not get fully developed, indulging mostly in uselessly well shot sequences which grow expectations that don't get maintained along the film. The story does not unfold, but get to a twist and then ends. But here there is not Shyamalan or other masters of twists, just some pretentious young filmmakers that believes that a twist is enough to justifie a feature lenght film. Instead, it takes a plot, a path, an evolution of characters to justify such an ending, otherwise it's better to make a short movie, without forcing the viewer to wait for 1 and half hour to get to that. Probably some people should be happy with what they can do and not try to do more an they are able to.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mitun on 6 Dec 2012
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'Sound of My Voice' is a independent low-budget psychological thriller film that was originally conceived as a web series. The feature released in 2011 to critical acclaim and had a limited theatrical release resulting in poor box-office returns.

The story shows how a couple (Christopher Denham & Nicole Vicius), as part of a journalism project start to investigate a cult leader, Maggie (Brit Marling) who claims to be from the future.

I really wanted to like this strange movie, which had an intriguing subject with a science fiction element. However, I just couldn't get into the cult aspect, probably because I didn't like the annoying crap that the character, Maggie was coming out with. It just sounded pathetic.

If you're into character development then this is a fine effort with strong versatile performances from the main three actors. But, that is where it ends. I was left frustrated with too many questions and no answers at all. Nothing is really explored well, even the purpose of the cult. And, just when you thought that was the end of the questions, the ending tops it up with more.

Zal Batmanglij is responsible for the monotonous procession in the direction of the film. Yes, he gets intense performances from the actors. Unfortunately that wasn't enough.

'Sound of My Voice' is unmusical and that's me being polite.
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Brit Marling is a great actress with a unique style. EASY and ANOTHER EARTH are excellent but this is average,
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MR T LEE on 15 Feb 2014
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Once again, as in "Another Earth", Brit Marling gives a stunning performance! What is more, the filming is atmospheric and edge-of-your-seat. A must-see. So not-blockbuster.
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Intriguing enough and well performed but a first movie shot on a micro budget meant that it felt too constrained and repetitive. Great casting and some wonderful newcomer performances, but more like a well-made episode of Twighlight Zone.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sam C on 22 Oct 2013
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Brit Marling is a force to be reckoned with. There, I said it.

This is a strange story but it's intriguing and her ability to write perfect endings to movies, and leave you thinking long after you've watched it, is something I think she's going to be known for in the future.

The acting is great, and the tension between all the characters is well played out. You are equally dismissive of Marling's Maggie as you are curious. Throughout the film you'll be sure she's mentally ill, only to think she's completely sane just minutes later. The build up to the final scene is tense and it ends perfectly - highly recommended if you liked Another Earth, as well as other sci-fi films, in particular K-Pax.
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