Them That Follow

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"We all have our sins."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.4  (3,817)
  • 57

Them That Follow is a thrilling drama movie from 2019 that takes place in the deeply religious community of Appalachia. The film draws its inspiration from the real-life practices of serpent handling that is prevalent in certain Christian sects of the region. The story revolves around Mara (played by Alice Englert), a young woman who has been raised in the Pentecostal Church by her father Lemuel (Walton Goggins) - a respected preacher and serpent handler. Mara's community is strictly religious, and they believe that one's faith is tested by God by handling venomous snakes without any protection.

However, Mara is hiding a dark secret from her community. She is pregnant with the child of Augie (Thomas Mann), a boy who had left the church and moved to the city to pursue his dreams. Her father is unaware of her affair and her pregnancy. Mara is torn between her love for Augie and her devotion to the church, which forbids her from leaving.

Things become more complicated when Bill (Lewis Pullman), the son of the church's founding pastor, returns to the community after a long absence. He shares a complicated past with Mara and is considered an outsider by several members of the congregation.

As the story progresses, tensions rise, and secrets are revealed, culminating in a gripping climax that is sure to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

One of the highlights of Them That Follow is the incredible performance by the cast. Olivia Colman, who plays Hope Slaughter, brings depth and nuance to her role as the matriarch of the church. Her subdued acting style perfectly captures the complex emotional undercurrents that exist in her character.

Alice Englert delivers a powerful performance as Mara. Her portrayal of a conflicted young woman who is struggling to reconcile her love for her community with her desire for personal freedom is nuanced and empathetic.

Kaitlyn Dever, who plays Dilly Picket, Bill's sister, brings a quiet strength to her role. Her character is a victim of the church's oppressive and patriarchal rules, and Dever imbues Dilly with a quiet dignity that is moving.

Them That Follow is also visually stunning, with breathtaking shots of the Appalachian Mountains and a perfect recreation of the church's interiors. The movie's dark lighting and muted color palette add to the ominous atmosphere and create a sense of foreboding that runs throughout the film.

Overall, Them That Follow is a gripping and emotionally charged movie that explores themes of faith, love, and freedom. It's a standout film that is sure to stay with audiences long after the credits roll.

Them That Follow is a 2019 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 57.

Them That Follow
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    5.4  (3,817)
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