Paulson's in prime form as the mother of a son who gets pulled into a complicated situation, which quickly turns their simple life into a dangerous one.
Drama / 2013 / PG-13
12 Years a Slave
A great performance as a truly wicked character, Paulson's the wife of a ruthless slave owner. It's borderline unbearable to watch, but it's something that should be seen.
In this one, Paulson's a friend of Carol who may have turned into more than just a friend. Since Carol has a husband, it's of course quite scandalous.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
As the sister of someone who's escaped a cult, Paulson's character is willing to provide shelter, even though she's only a few short hours away from the cult's lair.
In one of her most psycholgically disturbed roles, Paulson is a mother who is "helping" her daughter with her "sickness," which is really saying that she's probably not helping her at all.
As the supportive wife of Washington Post editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee, Paulson is a more empathetic character, but also strong and empowering (especially in the scene where she gives her husband a spectacular speech).
Drama / 2017 / PG-13
Paulson is half of a high school flame that may have never gone out. When the ex-lovers unexpectedly reunite, sparks fly as the actress hams it up with an adorably over-the-top performance.
The actress plays a young woman with a troubled past who comes into town and befriends a little girl, bonding over their unhealthy thoughts and urges. It results in heartfelt performances from both of them.
Drama / 2005
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