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Brit Marling plays a spiritual guru who claims to be from the future, in the drama "Sound of My Voice." Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie review: Marling is haunting in ‘Sound of My Voice’
First Published May 17 2012 03:14 pm • Last Updated May 17 2012 04:59 pm

When a couple, Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), infiltrate a suburban cult they plan to expose with a documentary, they learn that the cult’s spiritual leader is a frail young woman (Brit Marling) who claims to be from the future.

What follows is a complex examination of faith and fear, as Peter and Lorna find themselves getting in too deep. It’s also a striking showcase for the ethereally beautiful and dynamic Marling, who made waves with her starring role in "Another Earth." (Both films debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.)

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‘Sound of My Voice’

Opens Friday, May 18, at the Broadway Centre Cinemas; rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use; 85 minutes. For more movie reviews, visit nowsaltlake.com/movies.

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Director Zal Batmanglij, who co-wrote the script with Marling, sets a foreboding tone in the deceptively calm suburban setting, and together they unleash a thoughtfully ambiguous ending with a clever twist that will make you gasp.

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