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* WomanInWhite: Maggie wears white robes and a shawl, which vaguely mirrors the white sheet she supposedly wrapped herself in after waking up in a hotel room.


* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted when Lorna is taught how to shoot a pistol and proves to be a crack shot. [[spoiler:She reject the cult, and there is no violence from her or the cult members. It just makes the cult seem creepier and more dangerous]]. Played straight with the SecretHandshake.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted when Lorna is taught how to shoot a pistol and proves to be a crack shot. [[spoiler:She reject rejects the cult, and there is no violence from her or the cult members. It just makes the cult seem creepier and more dangerous]]. Played straight with the SecretHandshake.


''Sound of My Voice'' is a 2011 American thriller directed by Zal Batmanglij and starring Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius and Brit Marling. It was co-written by Batmanglij and Marling.

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''Sound of My Voice'' is a 2011 American thriller directed by Zal Batmanglij and starring Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius and Brit Marling. Creator/BritMarling. It was co-written by Batmanglij and Marling.
[[DescendedCreator Marling]].


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* ClingyJealousGirl: Lorna becomes upset the moment she notices that Peter is getting attracted to Maggie.


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* KidFromTheFuture: Maggie claims that she is one. [[spoiler: Specifically, the kid of one of Peter's students.]]


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* MindScrew: Did Maggie really came from the future? The entire film never dips into fantasy territory, but the final scene heavily implies she really did.


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* NotSoAboveItAll: Maggie casually reveals to Peter that she smokes.


* AmbiguousDisorder: What exactly is wrong with Abigail is not stated.



* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted when Lorna is taught how to shoot a pistol and proves to be a crack shot. [[spoiler:She reject the cult, and there is no violence from her or the cult members. It just makes the cult seem creepier and more dangerous]].

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* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted when Lorna is taught how to shoot a pistol and proves to be a crack shot. [[spoiler:She reject the cult, and there is no violence from her or the cult members. It just makes the cult seem creepier and more dangerous]]. Played straight with the SecretHandshake.


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* InLoveWithTheMark: Lorna accuses Peter that he's falling for Maggie near the movie's end.


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* NakedOnArrival: Maggie wakes up naked on a bathtub after she time traveled, or so she says.

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* TimeTravel: Maggie claims she's from the year 2054, which is a post-apocalyptic future. She never explains ''how'' she traveled back in time, saying that she only remembers waking up in a bath tub in the recent past.


* WomanInWhite: Maggie wears white robes and a shawl, which vaguely mirrors the white sheet she supposedly wrapped herself in after waking up in a hotel room.

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* WomanInWhite: Maggie wears white robes and a shawl, which vaguely mirrors the white sheet she supposedly wrapped herself in after waking up in a hotel room.room.
* YouCantFightFate: Based on Maggie's statements about time, this trope applies. She never suggests that any of her {{cult}} members can change the events that cause society to break down. She can only give a select few people the skills they'll need to prosper when it does. She also states that she's already met most of the people in her cult in the future, and says that the reason she kicks one man out is because she'd never met him, meaning he was always going to drop out at some point.


* TitleDrop: Maggie drops the words of the title in one of her sermons.

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* TitleDrop: Maggie drops the words of the title in one of her sermons.sermons.
* WomanInWhite: Maggie wears white robes and a shawl, which vaguely mirrors the white sheet she supposedly wrapped herself in after waking up in a hotel room.

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* SeriousBusiness: The elaborate SecretHandshake required from each member has sequences that look like a typical "patty cake" children's game. In fact, [[spoiler:the handshake was invented by a child]].


* ShoutOut: When asked to sing a song from the future, she sings "Dreams" by Music/TheCranberries. When called out on it, she explains that she doesn't know when the song was first written, but it's popular in her time.

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* ShoutOut: When asked to sing a song from the future, she Maggie sings "Dreams" by Music/TheCranberries. When called out on it, she explains that she doesn't know when the song was first written, but it's popular in her time.


* FormerTeenRebel: Lorna had her first handover at 12. She lived an early life of decadence before straightening out and trying to become a writer/filmmaker.

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* FormerTeenRebel: Lorna had her first handover hangover at 12. She lived an early life of decadence before straightening out and trying to become a writer/filmmaker.


The plot concerns a couple, Peter and Lorna, who are trying to film an indie documentary on cults. They get themselves recruited into a mysterious cult following Maggie who claims to be a time traveler from a post-apocalyptic future. Things don't go as planned.

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The plot concerns a couple, Peter and Lorna, who are trying to film an indie documentary on cults. They get themselves recruited into a mysterious cult following Maggie led by Maggie, who claims to be a time traveler from a post-apocalyptic future. Things don't go as planned.


* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Maggie doesn't claim that she or her followers can stop the apocalypse. All she says she wants to do is recruit followers who will be able to survive in the world that follows.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Maggie doesn't claim that she or her followers can stop the apocalypse. All she says she wants to do is recruit followers who will be able to survive in the world that follows.follows.
* TitleDrop: Maggie drops the words of the title in one of her sermons.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Subverted when Lorna is taught how to shoot a pistol and proves to be a crack shot. [[spoiler:She reject the cult, and there is no violence from her or the cult members. It just makes the cult seem creepier and more dangerous]].


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* FormerTeenRebel: Lorna had her first handover at 12. She lived an early life of decadence before straightening out and trying to become a writer/filmmaker.


** [[spoiler:Is Maggie really from the future, and is Abigail her mother? If so, why couldn't she think of a single song that was written before ]]

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** [[spoiler:Is Maggie really from the future, and is Abigail her mother? If so, why couldn't she think of a single song that was written before ]]after 2010?]]

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* LeftHanging: The viewer is left questioning just about everything:
** [[spoiler:Is Maggie really from the future, and is Abigail her mother? If so, why couldn't she think of a single song that was written before ]]
** [[spoiler:What's wrong with Abigail? Why does she seem to have narcolepsy? Why does she always wear a hat? Why does she build strange sculptures solely from black legos? What kind of shots was her father giving her? Did she need them?]]
** [[spoiler:Was Carol really from the Justice Department? If so, why does she smuggle her files in clothing boxes? Why does she screen her hotel room for bugs? Why didn't any of the police who arrested Maggie stay around to take statements from anyone else at the scene?]]

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