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Sound of My Voice (2011)

This is a movie which is just as mysterious as its title. Some would call it a movie about time travel or science fiction, but it really isn’t. In the same vein as Another Earth it takes a science fiction element as a background against which a very personal story is told.

The movie is about a couple (played by Christopher Denham and Nicole Vicius) of documentary makers who are making a documentary about cults. They have managed to be accepted to one and as a viewer you witness their experiences in that cult. It is led by a woman (played by Brit Marling (who also was the lead in Another Earth)) who claims she’s from the future. The couple tries to prove she isn’t, but as they take part in the various sessions, will they be able to keep their focus on their work or will they lose themselves in all the rituals?

I loved the mysterious vibe of this movie and just like the couple in this movie you slowly start to have doubts about what is true. It’s also one of those movies where everyone will have their theory about what happened. If you are looking for a slow burning movie with mystery, drama and a hint of science fiction, this is one you might like.

Score: 7
If you don’t know if this is a movie you’d like, you can watch the first 12 minutes on the official site:
http://www.soundofmyvoicemovie.com/index2.html

Category: Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Sci fi
  • Scott Lawlor (@FrontRoomCinema) says:

    I watched this the other night and was ultimately disappointed. Marling needs to stop writing sci-fi films and stop trying to be too clever.
    It had nice elements but I found the film as a whole a bit meh. probably a 5/10 or 2.5/5 for me

    October 17, 2012 at 10:01 am
    • Nostra says:

      Well, they aren’t really sci fi films to me. They are interesting elements against which to set a story. But I can understand not liking it. Personally I was really invested in it when I watched it and really wanted to know what was going to happen.

      October 17, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • Mark Walker says:

    I was bitterly disappointed in Another Earth but I like the sound of this one. I’ll give it’s go. Cheers Nostra!

    October 17, 2012 at 11:14 am
    • Nostra says:

      What disappointed you with Another Earth? I also really liked Another Earth, so you might not like this one either…but of course it is good to find out yourself.

      October 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm
  • Natalie Stendall says:

    I have to admit that I loved Another Earth, so will definitely try to check this out.

    October 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Then I’ll think you will like this one, i’m also a fan of Another Earth

      October 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm
  • Nostra says:

    Scott Lawlor (@FrontRoomCinema) :

    OH and BEST HANDSHAKE EVER!! Just saying

    Yeah, I like that when you go to the official site it starts with the steps for that handshake. Btw, didn’t that guy with the glasses look like a hippie version of Steve Jobs?

    October 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm
  • Mark Walker says:

    I found Another Earth to be a great concept but quite tedious in it’s delivery. Excuse the shameless plug but here’s my review if you find time…
    http://mrmarakai.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/another-earth/

    October 17, 2012 at 4:38 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Will give that a look!

      October 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm
  • keith7198 says:

    I’m glad you talked about this film. I’ve never seen it but I’ve been really curious about it.

    October 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Go watch those first 10 minutes, if that intrigues you I guess you will want to see the rest too…

      October 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm
  • intercityfirm1970 says:

    Hmm missed this on the radar,good review and ill make an effort to watch this.

    October 17, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Hope you’ll enjoy it!

      October 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm
  • mistylayne says:

    This sounds intriguing, never heard of it, will have to check it out.

    October 18, 2012 at 3:03 am
    • Nostra says:

      It definitely intrigued me, hope you will get the same feeling about it.

      October 18, 2012 at 8:53 am
  • fernandorafael says:

    Nice review, Nostra. Really want to check this one out.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:56 am
    • Nostra says:

      Thanks Fernando, hope you get around to it with all the movies you want to see :)

      October 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm
  • alec96 says:

    I have always been interested in this one since seeing the trailer in the movie theater. I haven’t had a chance to see this, but I really want to. Great review.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:58 am
    • Nostra says:

      Check out the first 10 minutes on the website Alec, if you are intrigued by those you probably will like the movie as well.

      October 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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